June 2024

Misc Breeds

BSG: Wundawerk

In the middle of this month, Besamungsstation Greifenberg (BSG) will open a brand new production and collection barn. The German AI has 40 Fleckvieh bulls and 30 Brown Swiss sires...

June 2024

Misc Breeds

GGI-Spermex: Elite, All-round Sires that Meet the Most Modern Requirements

GGI-Spermex represents twelve German AI organization world-wide. The catalogue includes twelve dairy breeds! The largest, after Holstein/Red Holstein, are Fleckvieh, Brown Swiss and Angler. ‘The weeks following each new index...

June 2024

Misc Breeds

Synetics: Normande, Brown Swiss & Fleckvieh “in the picture”

‘Working internationally, Synetics comes into contact with strongly differing circumstances, and can offer breeds that are well-adapted,’ says Mariëlle Breheret, who indicates that Normande and Brown Swiss are good alternatives...

June 2024

Misc Breeds

Genostar looks to the future

With the construction of a new facility for semen production and processing at the existing Kagelberg site in Austria, Genostar shows trust in its breeders for its future. This investment...

June 2023


Austrian Genostar Aims for an Economical and Modern Dairy Cow

With the merger of smaller organizations in Steiermark and Niederösterreich, Genostar was established in 2009, thus becoming the largest AI company in Austria. The most prominent breeds in Genostar’s working...

June 2023

Herd reports

Bosgoed in the Netherlands: Three Decades of Consistent Crossbreeding with Holstein-Jersey-Brown Swiss

Brown Swiss, Jersey, Fleckvieh, Montbéliarde; the use of “Dairy Breeds” on Holsteins is taking place in a variety of forms in the Netherlands. The Bosgoed family in Denekamp, close to...

June 2023


Bayern Genetik: ‘We Only Need the Right Sons from Several Different Sires.’

One of the large AI companies in southern Germany is Bayern Genetik (BG). The name has become known world-wide thanks to its powerful breeding program for Fleckvieh. BG currently launches...

April 2023


BVN: Calving Ease an Important Trump Card for Fleckvieh Dual Purpose Sires

BVN, Germany’s largest Fleckvieh breeding program will host an open house on May 1. At the new sire facility in Neustadt a.d.Aisch, thousands of visitors will be presented with about...

November 2022


GGI-Spermex & Genetics Australia

‘GGI-Spermex is the leading export organization for Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss world-wide,’ says Martin Wimmer from GGI-Spermex. ‘The fact that Germany has the largest Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss populations, and...

January 2022


Aumann and Hefner from BVN: ‘We Want to Preserve the Influence and Opportunities of Breeders Across the Board.’

One of the largest AI organizations in Europe can be found in the northern part of the German state of Bavaria: BVN. With more than 100 young Fleckvieh sires per...