Han Hopman

September 2023

Management

Nosbisch Dispersal The last chapter for one of Europe’s best herds

On the 20th of October, as part of the 10th German Masters Sale organised by Nosbisch Holsteins, an era will end for one of the best breeding barns in Europe,...

September 2023

Sires Report

BullTalk - September 2023

Last year in July he provided a memorable HI cover picture: the now four-year-old German bull Adissio-PP. ‘From the outset he was very popular; the first two years he was...

September 2023

Sires Report

Cherry-Lily Luster-P: He Provided Polled with the Decisive Jump to the Top TPI with Lots of Conformation

Let’s be honest: five years ago, who would have expected that in 2023 the world would have a progeny proven polled sire who combines 2902 TPI with a faultless conformation...

September 2023

Sires Report

Focus on... September 2023

As usual after one of the three yearly evaluation periods, we are presenting interesting RC sires in our “Focus On” column, top sires that add momentum to both the Holstein...

August 2023

Herd reports

Huddlestone Farm ‘Minimally One Standard Deviation Between Stature and Chest Width.’

‘Many people look at the linear profile of sires for individual traits, while it is actually about the balance between traits....’ Keith Gue enjoys talking openly about current breeding themes...

August 2023

Herd reports

The Multi-Faceted and Fertile Splendors: Extremely Current Generation after Generation

From ABS Sassafras to Willsbro Nugget-RC. The sire harvest from the Glen Drummond Splendor family is tremendous and influential. To be sure! Splendor descendant Farnear Tango Sabre is the maternal...

July 2023

Herd reports

The Ambition at OCD: ‘Breeding an Elite Conformation Sire That is Also Very Suitable for Commercial Herds.’

The prefix is one of the best known in modern Holstein breeding: OCD. It is the source of one of the most influential Holstein cows in recent times (Miss OCD...

July 2023

Herd reports

Sabbiona Holsteins: Italian Source of Excellence for Fifty Years – 452 Homebred EX Cows!

In the location where Ireneo Ciserani started exactly fifty years ago with one cow, today there is a beautiful modern operation with 650 milking cows and 750 head of young...

July 2023

Sires Report

Ranger Red: The red high achiever and the huge potential of his sons

In April 2021 the star rose of a bull who was to revolutionize breeding. 3Star OH Ranger-Red, the Rubels son from the already-now legendary bull dam Lakeside Ups Red Range,...

July 2023

Herd reports

Markus Mock: ‘Time has come to have a live auction again!’

If there were to be a ranking of the most spectacular auctions in Europe, the Mox Type & Utility Sale would definitely be near the top. Few other privately organized...

July 2023

Herd reports

Random-Luck Farm: A True Premier Breeder Herd

Breeding outstanding type animals that can consistently compete with the best in the show ring and bring home the Premier Breeder award takes a special talent. At Random-Luck Farm in...

June 2023

Herd reports

Bosgoed in the Netherlands: Three Decades of Consistent Crossbreeding with Holstein-Jersey-Brown Swiss

Brown Swiss, Jersey, Fleckvieh, Montbéliarde; the use of “Dairy Breeds” on Holsteins is taking place in a variety of forms in the Netherlands. The Bosgoed family in Denekamp, close to...