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September 2022

Sires report

Focus on - September 2022

Have you tried before to find a top bull that breeds for above average teat length, corrects close teat placement and delivers acceptable milking ability at the same time? If...

August 2022

Sires report

Focus on - August 2022

In the past edition of HI we gave you an update about the global conformation elite. Outstanding conformation sires are not to be found only in the black and white...

July 2022

Sires report

Focus on... July 2022

It is primarily small AI studs that carve out their place in the international market by going after a particular breeding profile with their own philosophies. And naturally, their sire...

June 2022

Sires report

Focus on - June 2022

It is not a foregone conclusion that outstanding show cows make outstanding breeding cows. But they do exist, as several of the biggest talents from the show ring with noteworthy...

May 2022

Sires report

Focus on... May 2022

Once again, the breeding evaluations in April revealed bulls with special traits like polled or red factor as sources of interesting newcomers. While polled and particularly RC sires at the...

April 2022

Sires report

Focus On - April 2022

Careers never follow the same path, and this is also true of top sires. Their influence on the population is often not only dependant on their genetic level, but also...

March 2022

Sires report

Focus On... March 2022

After we presented several interesting RC newcomers in our February issue, we would now like to take a look at some special talents from the homozygous polled segment. We will...

February 2022

Sires report

Focus on... February 2022

There is a certain tradition by which we present a selection of outstanding red-carrier sires in our “Focus On” column between the respective evaluation periods. These are sires that not...

January 2022

Sires report

Focus On... January 2022

Hoof problems are still one of the leading reasons as to why cows are involuntarily culled. And as always, digital dermatitis, foot rot, sole ulcers and limax (interdigital hyperplasia) are...

December 2021

Sires report

Focus on... December 2021

In this spot in the last issue of HI you were able to read about several of the best genomic conformation sires in the breed. And, as promised in November,...

November 2021


Focus-On Extra: Leg SetWhich elite sires transmit more curvature to the legs?

Be on guard for straight feet & legs! This advice can be heard regularly for using bulls: Very regularly. Yes, straight legs, short teats, and high pins are certainly among...

November 2021

Sires report

Focus on... November 2021

Good conformation heritability is still a trait that a large portion of dairy farmers pay attention to. Bulls that separate themselves from the rest of the population but also improve...