Herd reports

May 2018

Herd reports

Sunnyside: Seeing to the Little Details that Keep Things Running Smoothly

Sunnyside has been a prominent name in Holstein breeding in Wisconsin for almost 100 years. Their deep, home-bred cow families have contributed a solid foundation to many a herd down...

April 2018

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Non-Pedigree in the 1980s, Today Weeksdale is a Household Name

Located around 120 miles (200km) north of Halifax in Nova Scotia and 370 miles (600km) east of Quebec City lies the Canadian province, Prince Edward Island. Often noted as a...

April 2018

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VOF Jongsteins: All Resources and Talent Geared to Maximum Performing Holsteins

Cees de Jong, the breeder at VOF Jongsteins in the Netherlands, has a passion for Holsteins. He likes to praise the progress made by the breed in recent decades. The...

April 2018

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Gobeli - Synonymous with Passion, Family and World-Class Holsteins

Several months ago, when the Swiss herdbook held its SwissCow Convention at the farm of Alex Gobeli, it was a sign. The event, at which the best breeders in the...

April 2018

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Ransom-Rail, New York: From Show Cows to Elite Genomics

Grand Champion at the Royal last fall and Intermediate Champion in 2015, Co-Vale Dempsy Dina is one of the superstars of the show scene in North America. Dina spent her...

March 2018

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Nr.1 Production in Germany for 100-200 cows Olbing Genetic – A Top Address for Holsteins even without making the Headlines

There are a large number of farms in Germany that could be put into the same category as Grunewald-Olbing GbR. High-value herds that don’t enjoy any time in the spotlight...

March 2018

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Alfalawn – 2200 Cows, Impressive Results and an Advertisement for the Industry

Against recommendations, the new dairy barn at Alfalawn Farm is furnished with large fans on the south side and is fully open on the north end (road side), giving commuters...

March 2018

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Markvale: The Silver Lining to a Disastrous Fire

Leading Canadian herds host many visitors, especially international tour groups attending the Royal each fall. One stop that creates a sparkling impression is the brand new facilities at Markvale Holsteins,...

February 2018

Herd reports

Weigeline: Focus on Average Statured Cows & Providing Sires for AI

‘The changes adopted by Holstein USA to reduce the prejudice against small cows has been received by us with applause.’ Dan Weigel, who together with partner Ron Franck determines the...

February 2018

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Super-producers - With Extra T alent for Longevity

Just any three cows on pasture in the north German region of Oost-Friesland? Thrice no! These three cows are clearly super-producers, all three are members of the extensive D family...

February 2018

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Schönhof - One of the First Addresses for Holsteins in Austria

When the December HI was sent to thousands of breeders around the world two months ago with the World Champion Poster 2017, there were likely more than a few readers...

February 2018

Herd reports

Sandy-Valley: America’s Top Index Herd Shares Some Management Details

When the Holstein Association recently announced the winners of its Progressive Genetics Herd awards for 2017, the herd with the highest average TPI in the US (at 2450) was Sandy-Valley....