France

Jersey International

Cow Families

Cow Country II - April 2024

JMM Memoire was the winner at this year‘s Swiss Jersey Night, at which a total of 84 animals were presented. The third-parity Memoire is a Fizz daughter belonging to Damien...

March 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country - March 2024

Jean-Baptiste Decheppe of Gaec du Tombuy at Gimecourt in the north-east of France has a cow with a special story. ‘Gourmande was not born on our farm. It was our...

October 2023

Herd reports

Boomaerts in France: ‘As much milk as possible from forages; so we need strong cows!’

In 1999, the couple Marco and Anita Boomaerts left the Netherlands for Aurseulles in Normandy, to begin their own dairy farm. They literally started there from square one. ‘We started...

August 2023

Cow Families

Pagiepass: Splendid French Ambassador for American Barbie Family

Among the most northeastern departments of France is Moselle, which borders both Germany and Luxembourg. In this hilly region – close to the community of Filstroff – we find the...

July 2023

Sires Report

BullTalk - July 2023

‘I have seen his Prosperous dam, Bandares grandam, and Damaris great-grandam myself; all three are impressive cows with tremendous udders. All three are still active in the barn of breeder...

July 2023

Misc Breeds

A French sire is the darling of AI studs The big analysis of breeding for AI

No sire has put more sons into AI service internationally in recent years than O’Malley: every twentieth AI sire from the birth year 2019 onwards, worldwide, is a son of...

June 2023

France

Normande: One of the (many) Strong Breeds at Synetics

By now you are familiar with Synetics as the successor of Evolution and Masterrind. Then you realize that here we are talking about a large program, in which a significant...

June 2023

Herd reports

La Croisière in France Holsteins with Excellent Conformation and Long Careers

When he was twelve years old, Mickael Coursière made his first matings. Today he is 41 years old and manages a dairy farm with 100 milking cows that for a...

April 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - April 2023

In February 2023, HI presented 22 EX daughters of the Roxy descendant Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket EX-94. Remarkable: an unmentioned VG-85 Doorman out of Locket has likely provided the most valuable...

January 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country I - January 2023

Randy Frasier, the owner of Elmvue Farms in New York, started participating in North American national shows more than 50 years ago. Highlights were the Supreme Champion titles in 1992...

December 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - December 2022

‘He has exceptional traits that make him very attractive to people who are interested in Red Holstein genetics,’ says Genex staff member Abby Van de Ven about the fascinating young...

December 2022

Management

Global Dairy Youth Challenge: The Finale!

In February, HI will present the winners. Also read in HI’s February edition about which participants in the four preliminary rounds of the Global Challenge submitted the best rationale for...