Herd reports

January 2019

Herd reports

Cherry Crest: Where Even the Best Ones have a Price

Martintown is a quiet village in the very east of Ontario halfway between Ottawa and Montreal. It is here amongst gently rolling farmland at the end of a long lane...

January 2019

Herd reports

Eildon Tweed: Breeding Success Based on an Economic Foundation

Bingo! That may certainly be said about the young bull Eildon-Tweed Sam British, as he now scores 2961 gTPI. His arrival is a new highlight in the rich career of...

January 2019

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Errera Holsteins: Home of the Italian Champion and Hard Working Production Cows

Davide Errera has two big hobbies: soccer – FC Internationale Milano (Inter) – and show cows. With the latter, he experienced a splendid highlight this past October: Jamagro Goldwyn Jasmin...

January 2019

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Warnelview Holsteins: 123 Excellents and an Exemplary Warnelview Nita EX-97

Impressive! Our visit to Warnelview Holsteins in the far northwest of England can be summarized with just one word. Impressive, due to top-notch management and the well-kept appearance of the...

December 2018

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Trio Dairies in Russia: Now Outperforming “The Porsche”

The Trio Group of Companies was working with Simmentals but shifted to Holstein cows shortly after it got acquainted with this breed. Today Trio is increasing its business, working hard...

December 2018

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Eberhard - Germany’s Best Herd for Milk Production… and with Room for Improvement

At 13,951kg, the 50-cow herd that Christoph and Wilhelm Eberhard milk at their meticulously cared for farm in the west German municipality of Kalkar had the highest milk production of...

December 2018

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Lorita in California: ‘We Use Bulls that Tick Every Box.’

‘We use bulls that tick every box.’ With this statement, Chris Durrer gives a clear indication of the goal he has in mind. For years already, Lorita Holsteins has pursued...

October 2018

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Cookiecutter: On Its Way to 3,000 Cows

Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains at Hudson Falls, New York, is Ideal Dairy Farms. Ideal has been operated by the same family since 1908 and today milks...

November 2018

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Italian Ceresio: Battle Stage of Two Heroic Holstein Families

Numerous northern Italian Holstein farms – located at the base of the powerful Alps – have a background as Brown Swiss herds: Or the “bruna”, the original brown cattle from...

November 2018

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Crovalley: A Showcase for Canadian Holsteins

The modern, picturesque farmstead overlooks the Trent River near Hastings, Ontario, an hour east of Toronto. Inside the state-of-the-art barns a high-type herd including numerous show winners help to make...

November 2018

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Selz-Pralle Dairy: Home of the World Milk Record Holder

Last year she completed her lactation with the highest milk figures ever recorded: Selz-Pralle Aftershock 3918 VG-88 produced 5.11 3x 365 78,170lb (35,457kg) 4.0% fat 3.3% protein. We visited the...

October 2018

Herd reports

A Last Visit to… Switzerland’s Highest Production Herd: Emil’s Ranch

Holstein International regularly receives tips from readers, from all over the world. We are always pleased because the tips are frequently valuable. And so at the beginning of this year,...