Herd reports

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...

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

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Juniper Farms in Maine: Birth Barn of Jed and Wish is Successful Nowadays in the Show Ring

With a glorious victory at the Northeast All Breeds Holstein Show in the American state of Massachusetts, photo cow Juniper Missy-Red placed herself significantly in the limelight. HI went to...

July 2022

Herd reports

Robeth Holsteins: 240 Registered Atwoods and 170 Registered Diamondbacks

“Atwood Ave(nue)” and “Diamondback Drive”. The two notable street name signs in the tie stall barn at Liberty Hill Farm (Robeth Holsteins) turn out to be indicative of the breeding...

July 2022

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Berryholme: ‘Be honest with yourself. There is no value in wearing rose-colored glasses’

Berryholme, H. Wright & Son, Cumbria, was one of 10 names to appear on the list when Holstein UK announced the winners of the Master Breeder Awards for 2022. The...

July 2022

Herd reports

Double Family Power at Fankhauser in Switzerland

No, we will not soon forget this reporting tour: Three days in late March 2022 through Switzerland. In large measure it was through the French-speaking “Suisse”, but for the finale...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Misc Breeds

Jenlar: High Performance Brown Swiss in Wisconsin

At Jenlar the Brown Swiss compete with Holsteins on a daily basis to retain a position in this well-managed dairy herd. Along the way Jenlar has bred and developed a...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Herd reports

Breeding is a marathon

For the families of Christian and Simon Schild of Ottoberg in the Swiss canton of Thurgau, daily life often revolves around Brown Swiss breeding. And about schwingen.

Brown Swiss International 2022

Misc Breeds

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...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Misc Breeds

Nor-Bella: Home to a Lifetime Production Champion

In July 2020, in the 6th edition of BSI, the name of the then 13-year-old Nor-Bella Supreme Dabble was paraded. She is one of the highest Canadian lifetime producers of...