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January 2018

Herd reports

Clear-Echo: Home of the Ramo 1200 Family

Clear-Echo Ramo 1200 EX-94 has been a finalist in the Global Cow competition, and she is the icon of a family that is making its presence felt around the globe....

January 2018

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Fehrower Agrar: Doing Successful Business in an Unconventional Way

In late 2017, the German RBB Show was won by Manchester, a Holstein cow in her 10th lactation with 100,000 kg to her credit. In itself, that is already quite...

January 2018

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Sheeknoll Durham Arrow is Certainly not the Only One Dazzling at the Sheehans

After her unexpected victory at Madison 2016 she became the Holstein talk of the day, world-wide: Sheeknoll Durham Arrow, alias “Thomas”. But the EX-96 Durham and her descendants are not...

January 2018

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Holstein Cows Turned out to be a “Dove of Peace” for Russian Dairymen

ZAO Niva is taking advantage of the highly-productive Holstein cows at its farm in Samara Oblast, Russia. Now there are plans for a major business expansion in the future to...

December 2017

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Bodier: This French Breeding Herd Contains Three Valuable Gene Sources

In France, hardly any prefixes are used. That is unfortunate, because while in North America successful breeders can be identified via their prefixes, in France you have to dig much...

December 2017

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Melarry: Breaks Through in Elite Breeding Due to Genomics

Last April, HI published an article about the deep F family at Melarry, and now – eight months later – the breeding enterprise from Minnesota has its own report. Rightfully...

December 2017

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Oakfield Corners makes $200,000 sale tops and 6,500 embryos annually

We apologise! 11 generations of family farming, a large herd, breed-leading genomics and top type animals… There’s simply too much to write about Oakfield Corners Dairy in 2 pages –...

November 2017

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Bomaz: Successful with Consistent Breeding for Production and Fitness

The highest DNA bull with an AI code (Bomaz Skywalker, 2961 gTPI) and 14 female Holsteins in the top-200 for Net Merit; the Bomaz prefix is very strongly woven with...

November 2017

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California’s “Supermarket for Genetics”: RuAnn & Maddox Dairy: 1,400 Home-Bred Excellent Cows!

The San Joaquin Valley in California is 300 miles long and 100 miles wide and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. A combination of rich...

November 2017

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Hanalee’s Passion for Pedigrees Brings Expansion with a Difference!

A passion for deep pedigrees and good cows has driven the Hazeleger family to create an interesting operational strategy. A number of the world’s finest pedigrees can be found in...

November 2017

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Eilmans - The Little-known Home of one of the Strongest Herds in Germany

No, Clemens Eilmans is not a star of the scene. He is not a celebrated exhibitor at shows, not a successful seller at one of the many top-auctions and not...

October 2017

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Star-Summit in Michigan: Emphasizing Great Cow Families and High Type

For more than 100 years, the Baker family has been farming at Star-Summit, a property located on the highest point of Kent County in south-western Michigan. On a clear day...