Herd reports

December 2019

Herd reports

Feithy Holsteins: One of the UK’s Best Type Herds

Although the Jones family are now into their third generation dairy farming in South Wales, it is arguably their achievements in recent years that have drawn the most attention. Earning...

December 2019

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Leroy Frères: Aiming for 100% Polled

Slowly but surely, gains are being made by polled within international Holstein breeding. In the one country (including Germany) notably quicker than the other. There are now farmers that are...

December 2019

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Vanhatalon Holsteins: Splendid Home Base of the New Finnish Champion

They reigned supreme during Finland’s National Show last summer in Okra. Vanhatalon Holsteins won all the champion titles for the milking animals, and provided a fantastic Grand Champion with Grace-Charmaine....

December 2019

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Welcome Stock Farm: Adapting to Modern Breeding Practices

The arrival of genomics brought a world of change to the bull breeding side of the industry. Welcome is one herd that adapted seamlessly and continues to send a significant...

December 2019

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Here is #1 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Comestar Holsteins

Bronze for Hanover-Hill. Silver for Regancrest. And now, in this December issue of HI, follows the gold medal: for Comestar Holsteins in Quebec, Canada! Is it a coincidence that gold...

November 2019

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Here is #2 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Regancrest Farm

It can be heard regularly, that it is all about the nr.1, the winner. Well, let us immediately state that this is certainly not the case for HI’s current breeders’...

November 2019

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Twin-Spruce: A Modern Bull-Breeding Operation from Minnesota

In the genomic era, the breeding of AI bulls has become very specialized. In North America, apart from the 4 main bull-stud programs which between them supply 40-50% of AI...

November 2019

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Bois Seigneur: Early Birthplace of European Laurie Sheik Offspring

With “Libramont 2019”, the European Show returned to Belgium after 15 years. During this event, the prominent Belgian breeding herd Bois Seigneur opened their doors. Several hundred visitors took advantage...

October 2019

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Ardylbar in Australia: Success in Times of Drought

Ardylbar has been a prominent name on the Holstein scene in Queensland over recent decades. Down through the years a regular supply of show champions has come from the Ardylbar...

October 2019

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JB Holsteins: ‘Aiming for Several Generations VG or Higher, and Preferably All Surpass 100,000 kg.’

‘It is not easy to be a cow here.’ Those are the words spoken in unison by mother Jeanette and daughter Amanda Sjöland. ‘We namely require everything from them: we...

October 2019

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Plain-Knoll: Early Adoption of Genomics Provided Splendid Breeding Successes

Steve Buschur from Plain-Knoll Holsteins in Ohio is not only a very friendly man, but also someone who approaches Holstein breeding very progressively. For example, at a very early stage,...