Germany

September 2022

Management

Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb Fat + Protein Productions World-wide Part 1

In the Holstein world, high productions always speak to the imagination. Tremendous records of individual animals, but certainly also high averages at the herd level. But how high are the...

September 2022

Cow Families

Impressive consistency: How the Kanu family stands up to the frantic competition in the Wilder barn

When the Colt son Kanu-P celebrated his breakthrough 10 years ago, it was the kickoff of a breeding program that has held the international scene captive ever since. Not many...

September 2022

Sires

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

Herd reports

THI Holsteins ‘Genomic stars are not found by chance, you have to breed for them!’

It is the home of the two highest PP sires in Germany, the highest worldwide red factor sire, a top-25 sire in Spain, and many other top sires. It is...

August 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - August 2022

The silky black heifer in the picture goes by the name of RUW Frosty and belongs to the Huesecken Gbr in Hagen. She is one of the few Peak Aztec...

July 2022

Management

Round-Table Which Total Performance Index Do You Prefer?

Which total merit index do you use in choosing the bulls for your herd? Which traits do you focus on in particular? Which traits do you put less emphasis on?...

July 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - July 2022

‘This cow is incredibly balanced with enormous milkiness. For an eighth-lactation cow she has an outstanding udder that is very well attached,’ are the words of judge Paul Hannen, who...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Herd reports

The goal is a problem-free cow

The family of Georg Schedel of Egg in the Unterallgäu district in Germany milks around 200 cows, most of them Brown Swiss. Important is the strong family bond – and...

June 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country - June 2022

The family of Al-Lew Monterey Ashley EX-94 is gaining popularity. While her sons Aristocrat, Arrow and Armagedon-P have been well-liked for a while, the family most recently attracted attention at...

June 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - June 2022

The new Canadian Cow of the Year has been revealed: Paquet Kolya Goldwyn! That seems like more than a correct choice. The EX-92 Goldwyn daughter out of an EX-90 Titanic...

May 2022

Herd reports

Wilcor Holsteins The Rise of one of the Top Addresses for Conformation in Germany

It is animals like Wiesenfeld Austrias Magic Talent EX-92, Curtat Shottle Benzouka EX-93, Le Moal Lheros Elaniss EX-94 and, of course, GS Alliance Sid O’Kamila EX-90 that have shaped the...

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...