Herd reports

December 2022

Herd reports

De Oosterhof (OH): The Successful Dutch Breeder’s Herd Behind Topstone, Rubels-Red and Ranger-Red

The current Nr.1 progeny proven sire of Germany (Topstone) and the former Nr.1 Red Holstein sires in the world (Rubels-Red, Ranger-Red) have various similarities. All three have the combination of...

December 2022

Herd reports

Casey Jones, Scenery-View Farm ‘I Use Linebreeding as a Tool for Making Significant Jumps Ahead.’

Last year (4/2021), HI published an interview with the passionate American Holstein breeder Casey Jones. That interview was a direct reason for HI to pay a visit to the dairy...

December 2022

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At Sam-Way Dairy, They are Delighted with Ashlyn Daughter Ashlynn

Insiders will never forget her name: Tri-Day Ashlyn EX-96, winner in both Madison and Toronto in 2001, and World Champion 2001. Likely her most powerful contribution: more than 70 EX...

November 2022

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Ferme Madec, Bretagne ‘We try to obtain the best, most balanced sires from AI catalogues.’

Nothing is impossible on the farm of the Madec family in Hanvec in the far western part of Brittany, near the Atlantic Ocean. Here bull dams perform – then and...

November 2022

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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

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Brigeen Farms: Historic breeders herd with a modern and progressive outlook

‘Cow families are extremely important to us, because we are looking for predictability in breeding results.’ Betsy Bullard from Brigeen Farms attaches great value to the carefully constructed cow families...

November 2022

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Pischele Holsteins: Singular among the many top addresses in the very north of Italy

Although Italy has a leading role in Europe with more than 1.4 million Holstein cows, the most northern region of the country plays hardly any role this perception. And that,...

October 2022

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Master Breeder Larenwood in Canada:Three-Time Winner of National Management Award

The Larenwood herd in Ontario – a homebred herd for over 60 years – is a three-time winner of the National Lactanet/CanWest DHI Herd Management award; in 2014-15-16. It also...

October 2022

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Villstar The Other Top Address in Switzerland

If you are interested in showing and have always associated Switzerland with showing, the title may irritate you. If you carry on reading, it will not be one of these...

September 2022

Herd reports

Fairmont in Vermont: With Purebred Holsteins, Responding Flexibly to the Market

A commercial dairy with 1450 head and a breeding program with elite cows; Fairmont LLC in the northern part of the American state of Vermont has developed in the span...

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...

September 2022

Herd reports

Wyss Herta - Rendezvous with a double world record?

We were on our way through Switzerland and our goal were visits to various outstanding farms that we will present to you in coming issues of HI. One goal in...