Herd reports

October 2018

Herd reports

Ferme Drapeau: Showcase of Modern Farm Management in Quebec

40 minutes west of Quebec City and within 20 km of the south shore of the St. Lawrence River is one of Quebec’s largest dairy operations, Ferme Drapeau. The farm...

October 2018

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Out of the Shadow: Roylane, the Unique Holstein Source in Distant Washington

Roylane Robust: Roylane Jordan: Roylane Mindy: Three giants in Holstein breeding. And in their wake are strong transmitters like Roylane Bob and Roylane Punch, all originating from the Roylane herd....

September 2018

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Hahn/Radke: Dairyness, Strength, and Udders, with the Spotties as Exemplary

In January 2008, DT Spottie adorned the cover of HI’s “Excellency Issue”. More than ten years later, the EX-93 Derry from the Prelude Spottie family is still alive and well...

September 2018

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Glasson: How Genomics Drew Attention to this Solid Type Herd

A short 3-mile, north-easterly drive out of Portadown town in Northern Ireland lies an industrious Holstein hub. Breed-leading type is what you will find in this impressive herd, which has...

September 2018

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Ron Pietersma, owner of Legend Dairy Farms: ‘Identify the “magic cross”, and use it as much as possible.’

The “Legend Dairy” prefix has been a household name for decades in American Holstein breeding. The Californian herd of Ron Pietersma has turned out to be an unprecedented breeding pond...

September 2018

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‘Our Holsteins Inspire Us Every Day’

‘Our breeding goal? True type, preferably with the red colour. True type, because in terms of type, the most correct cow lasts the longest. And then I am not talking...

September 2018

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Leaninghouse Holsteins: Progressive Breeding Herd in New Mexico

‘Right now, we have 850 ET pregnancies.’ Not only is the size of Leaninghouse Holsteins, as described by manager Les Terpstra, impressive. The relatively new elite breeding program at Rock...

September 2018

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Nova Holsteins: Impressive home of the Eroy Family

It had never been achieved before: Five full sisters all made the CTPI top-100 list at thesame time! That magical moment belonged to 5 young Goldwyn daughters, all scored VG-87...

September 2018

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Lotanie - Red & White Symbol of a Swiss Breeding Herd that Exudes Quality

Pierre Oberson is a familiar face in Switzerland. Those who have visited the large shows in the land of the Alps, will certainly have seen this extremely focused French-speaking Swiss...

August 2018

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From Stormatic to Unix, Now Lesperron has Produced 2 Top gTPI RC Sires

It achieved all of its goals and more – and realising the Lesperron herd’s breed-leading accomplishments was no easy feat. Read about how Lesperron shot to fame with the intelligent...

August 2018

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L-L-M Dairy: 24 Consecutive Years of Progressive Genetics Awards

Located right in the heart of Wisconsin, L-L-M Dairy has been increasingly gaining attention over recent years with sale-topping consignments and bulls in AI. This month we put the focus...

August 2018

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Larcrest in Minnesota: Home Base for the Cosmopolitans

The name Cosmopolitan brings instant name recognition throughout the Holstein world. This month we take you for a visit to her home in Minnesota, Larcrest, owned by Jon and Ann...