France

November 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - November 2022

In a time where breeding is producing ever higher breeding values at a swift tempo, this story is well suited to the breeding romantics. Birkentree Clover is a bull dam...

November 2022

Remsberg

Brown Swiss Level in France Displays Significant Increase!

Of course, France is known for breeds like Holstein and Normande. And, of course, the numerous beef breeds. But did you know that France is also becoming an increasingly bigger...

October 2022

Management

Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb. Fat+Protein Production World-wide (Part 2)

In HI’s September issue, part one of our unique overview of the highest production farms world-wide appeared, with an overview of elite milkers from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Great...

September 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - September 2022

‘We are a group of friends that wanted to form a syndicate in order to invest in top genetics while spreading out the risk. At some point the idea came...

September 2022

Herd reports

Gaec de la Monnerie: ‘Important: Ensure That We Create Sufficient Opportunities for the Future’

Close to Le Bignon, just south of the French metropolis Nantes, we find Gaec de la Monnerie. Located in the French department of Loire-Atlantique – where the powerful Loire River...

August 2022

Cow Families

Galys-Vray & Hanna-Vray: Beloved in France, Switzerland, and around the world

Within the Holstein community there are likely few for whom the two Atwood sisters Galys-Vray and Hanna-Vray are foreign. While Galys was already featured once by HI (02/2016), a spotlight...

June 2022

Herd reports

Du Bon Vent The French Source of Inkapi and Atacama is Home to More Quality

When you read this HI edition, she will be nine years old: Du Bon Vent Inkapi. The elite cow which year-in-year-out continues to capture titles and whose tremendous conformation is...

April 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - April 2022

The name Paul Mathay is a household one for many fans of the red and white scene within Europe. For decades he has been regularly investing in the best red...

March 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - March 2022

Perhaps the Bankroll daughter Déesse does not come from the strongest pedigree that Pascal Henchoz (Mollanges) of Switzerland works with, but that does not make her a product of chance....

March 2022

Herd reports

Roc Happy Put Ferme de la Roche on the International Map

‘I certainly did not want to use O-Man. Outstanding for fitness, to be sure, but too modest for conformation.’ That was the opinion of Philippe Guibert. Until he could purchase...

February 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - February 2022

Dellarossa Inseme Belfante (<AltaZarek/4179 gPFT) is one of the most complete young sires in Italy. Appearing behind the Inseme transmitter is an intriguing cow family, developed at the family operation...

January 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2022

Dulais Afterburner Amanda VG-86 is the Nr.40 index cow in the United Kingdom. Nev Roberts, her breeder, especially praises her pedigree. Via Dulais Pesky Amanda EX-93 (<Welcome Armitage Pesky), the...