Germany

January 2023

Herd reports

GHH Marie EX-96 Model Cow at Kastens Holsteins: ‘Not extremely tall, but extremely correct.’

At six elite sales held in Germany during the past half year, a total of twelve animals were consigned by Kastens Holsteins. Originating from various splendid cow families. What started...

January 2023

Sires Report

How the German Globetrotter Manat is Staying Connected with Current Genetics

At the turn of the century, he broke through impressively: Imperial Mandel Manat. He became the dazzling new Nr.1 of Germany – progeny proven of course, because we are writing...

January 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2023

Eclipse Altitude Princess-Red was first Junior-2 and Intermediate Champion of the Holstein Show at Australia’s International DairyWeek 2022, as well as Intermediate and Grand Champion Red Holstein. ‘I’ve always liked...

December 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DP - December 2022

A balanced type profile with moderate stature, nice udders, good components and outstanding mastitis resistance… there is a lot to like about this red Apprentice son from the heart of...

December 2022

Sires Report

Focus On... - December 2022

In the past, high milk sires always had the best chances to achieve high overall breeding values. However, the introduction of many further traits has given even average production sires...

December 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - December 2022

Two new EX-97 Red Holsteins (Anita Absolute Joline-Red & Highcroft Absolute Lily-Red) as well as six EX-96 Holsteins were recorded by the US herdbook in 2022. One of the most...

November 2022

Herd reports

Pröbstings Arizona: Germany’s Nr.1 and the perfect example for the philosophy of his home barn

He is Germany’s Nr.1 and a highly requested sire of sons, that much is clear. But his outstanding RZG is based on special characteristics. Pröbstings Arizona, the Arrozo son that...

November 2022

Sires Report

OH-DG Topstone: German Nr.1 from a Currently Successful Family

Germany has three Bomaz AltaTopshot sons. Masterrind tested Topstone and Topmodel. Both of them had an attractive daughter group at the Schau der Besten. A short while later, Topstone debuted...

November 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2022

Lonestar carries Sandy-Valley breeding on both the top and bottom sides of his pedigree, combining the Cosmopolitan family behind his sire Conway with the Rudy Missy family. ‘Unfortunately his Legacy...

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

Cow Families

Cow Country I - November 2022

‘Until then we had been successful at local shows. This year for the first time, we competed for prizes at the national level.’ Thomas Just, the herd manager on the...

October 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - October 2022

Should one take the time to study the gPTAT lists then one would notice that it has been topped by the same animal, SHG Avalanche Liv-RC, for a long period...