Herd reports

May 2024

Herd reports

Zial Holsteins: ‘Beautiful Cows Need to be Able to Perform Well for a Long Time.’

The farm owned by the Zilocchi family (father Corrado, besides being a cattle breeder, is also the head classifier at ANAFIBJ) in Pegognaga, not far from the powerful Po River...

May 2024

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France’s Famous Conformation Herd La Coumière Continues to Harvest Success

One of the well-known prefixes in the national French show world is Coum: the prefix of the La Coumière dairy enterprise owned by the Varnier family in the northeastern part...

May 2024

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Conant-Acres: Consistently Among the Top Type Herds of the US

Each year the Holstein Association publishes a list of the top BAA herds in the US, the herds with the highest average age-adjusted type classification score. Conant-Acres has consistently ranked...

April 2024

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Stanton Farms: ‘We Want to Offer Genetic Solutions to our Customers.’

It is less than three years ago (HI 8/2021) that we provided extensive coverage of the unprecedented breeding achievements of Stanton Farms in the Canadian Ilderton. Or actually we should...

Jersey International

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Vestermarken: High Performance Herd from the North of Denmark

The Jørgensen family’s Vestermarken Jersey herd from North Jutland has been among the countries leading production herds for some years. A major focus is to produce top quality forages so...

April 2024

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Fankhauser: “Powerful Monia Ensured Family that Continually Provides Outstanding Cows”

‘Til we meet again in the Fankhauser herd!’ That is what we wrote in HI 07/2022, when a photo of the splendid black & white Redstream daughter Olivia-RC was published....

March 2024

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Hinnemann Holstein in Germany:In the top-5 for Production Thanks to Elite Management and Focused Breeding

‘We try to make the production circumstances for our cows as optimal as possible.’ On the farm of Philipp Hinnemann in Germany, nothing is left to chance: Not in terms...

March 2024

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Trent-Way Genetics: Smart RC Strategy Leads to Rapid and Powerful Results

In a nicely hidden valley, about 60 km southwest of Madison in the American state of Wisconsin, we find the relatively new breeding enterprise Trent-Way, owned by Trent and Kelsey...

February 2024

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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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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,...