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April 2019

Herd reports

Maple-Dell: Striving for Type, Without Forsaking Profitability

The minute we stepped out of the car we knew it was going to be a good visit. Following a miserable, cold and wet morning, the rising spring sun was...

April 2019

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Master Breeder Rolandale - ‘Type will become even more important in the future.’

Impressive. That is the right word – and certainly not an overstatement – to describe the entire herd of father Rolland and son Marc-André Dubois in Quebec. What powerful type,...

April 2019

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Here is #9 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Mil-R-Mor

The results are complete: the top-25 most influential breeders of the past 25 years. But, as promised, the results will appear one month at a time. Appearing in HI’s previous...

April 2019

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This Stormatic daughter (photo) produced 305,000 lb/138,630 kg Young daughters of Elevation, Astronaut and Bootmaker follow in her footsteps!

Highly remarkable: a herd of 150 Holstein cows with 25 daughters of Paclamar Astronaut, Paclamar Bootmaker and Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation! And: more of their daughters are on the...

March 2019

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Libramont 2019 Makes Belgium the Centre of Holstein Breeding Once Again

The European Holstein Show returns to Belgium! Fifteen years after the last of various editions in the Belgian capital of Brussels, on April 9 the most beautiful Holsteins from thirteen...

March 2019

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R Green-Acres in Wisconsin: Home of Pride Holsteins

The village of Pepin in central-western Wisconsin lies on the shores of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River. It used to be very much a farming community, but today it’s...

March 2019

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Westcoast Holsteins: From Show Champions to Breed Leading Sires

It’s hard to believe! Wescoast Holsteins was only formed in 2010 and yet it has already become a major force in the breed. They’ve paraded champions at North America’s major...

March 2019

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Wilder Holsteins -Riding Momentum to the Top of Germany’s Breeding Scene

To keep his fairly large Tirsvad program successful, the Danish breeder Søren Ernst Madsen prefers to work with cow families that can generate high sires in various index systems. The...

March 2019

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Here is #10 of the most influential breeders during the past 25 years: Pine-Tree!

The votes have been counted. That took much longer than we had expected. Never before in HI’s 25 years of existence has a competition drawn so much participation. The steady...

February 2019

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New Genetic Source on the Banks of the Po: Cristella Holsteins

AI companies like Inseme, Intermizoo, ABS and Semex keep a close eye on this Italian farm: Cristella, owned by the Marchi-Balestreri family. That is not surprising, because for a number...

February 2019

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Lisduff: Consistent Focus on Fertility, Protein and Type

The cows at Lisduff Farms in Ireland live entirely off of grass for eight months of the year, walking a significant distance daily to and from the parlour, have a...

February 2019

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Awesome Udders at Luck-E Holsteins

The three main rules of marketing are location, location, location... and in that regard, Luck-E Holsteins fulfills them all. Located just 10 minutes off the main interstate highway that runs...