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February 2024

Herd reports

Mauk-E-Way Holsteins Youthful Enthusiasm Leads to Rapid Breeding Progress

This report takes you along to the dairy farm of a young and ambitious couple with five children in the eastern part of the American state of Wisconsin. They have...

February 2024

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Willem’s-Hoeve Holsteins:Pursuit of New AI Sires Keeps the Breeding Fire Burning

Until the arrival of genomics, Willem’s-Hoeve Holsteins provided many AI sires each year, in part due to the multi-talented and easy breeding Rita family. Subsequently, the market changed drastically. By...

February 2024

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Logic-PP & Leyhigh-PP: Representatives of Thriving Drewholme L Family

With the purchase of a Gibson daughter out of Idee Lustre, Andrew Martin, who was young at the time, laid the foundation for all the exceptional breeding success that is...

January 2024

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Wintersell: One of the Oldest Black-and-White Herds in the UK

The popular O-Man son Wintersell Milo received widespread use in the UK and semen was exported to various countries around the world. The Wintersell herd where he was bred is...

January 2024

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How the Thusy Herd Became Even More Powerful… and More Black & White! Search for an Elite Cow from the Au Parchy Jolie Family was Successful

No, you can’t see it anymore. The bridge with the name “Pont-de-Thusy”. With the construction of a dam in 1948, this long and unique stone bridge disappeared entirely under water,...

January 2024

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Well Considered Purchase in 1993 Leads to an Exceptional Family at Ferme Mystique

In some tie stall barns, it happens, you walk in the barn and you are impressed with the first cows, continue walking… and you continue to be impressed! Especially, if...

December 2023

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Longevity and Top Productions at Koepke: ‘Good people, good feed, good bedding & good genetics.’

Do you still remember her: Koepke 1660, a.k.a. “Granny”? Twenty years ago, in 2003, she gained legendary status when she broke the American milk record for lifetime production. A record...

December 2023

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Brenland Holsteins: Birth Barn of Conformation Specialist Brenland Denver

For years, Brenland Denver has been the most sold bull at St.Jacobs/ABC and subsequently signed for various championships at shows world-wide. For Denver’s breeder Brad Brenneman, this meant a dream...

December 2023

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Tracking Holstein breeding in Slovenia

This report is about a country and a Holstein population that is waiting to be discovered. Slovenia is the green heart in the middle of Europe, bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary...

December 2023

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Emu Banks: The Nr.1 BPI Herd in Australia

The Roumare son Emu Banks Christmas spent two years topping the daughter-proven sire list in Australia, and earlier this year Emu Banks Rizboy became the Nr.1 on the genomic bull...

December 2023

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Søren Ernst Madsen, Tirsvad Genetics: ‘Female Animals are Still the Strength of Individual Breeders.’

Working fruitfully together with AIs. This quality, besides his strong entrepreneurial spirit, rich ET experiences and pure passion for elite breeding, makes Tirsvad Genetics owner Ernst Madsen one of the...

November 2023

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Nordera in Italy: Balance in Breeding and Management ‘Holstein Genetics Are Moving Faster than We Are.’

No, Luca Nordera does not strive for the highest possible genetic progress. For him, uniformity, productivity, health, and longevity are among his top priorities. Besides breeding, a prominent role is...