Herd reports

October 2019

Herd reports

JB Holsteins: ‘Aiming for Several Generations VG or Higher, and Preferably All Surpass 100,000 kg.’

‘It is not easy to be a cow here.’ Those are the words spoken in unison by mother Jeanette and daughter Amanda Sjöland. ‘We namely require everything from them: we...

October 2019

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Ardylbar in Australia: Success in Times of Drought

Ardylbar has been a prominent name on the Holstein scene in Queensland over recent decades. Down through the years a regular supply of show champions has come from the Ardylbar...

September 2019

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Very close to the breeding goal: 11 cows, 1.17 million kg lifetime production and 89 points for conformation

When our photographer Christine Massfeller was asked if she would be able to take a picture at the Kleemann family farm in Germany, the request itself was already unique. The...

September 2019

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Here is #4 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: De-Su!

Here we are! We have arrived at the top-4, and thus the quartet of HI reader’s highest ranking breeders during the last 25 years. In this HI issue, we announce...

September 2019

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Raunhøj Dairy: The Organic Path to the Danish Conformation Top

With six finalists, including the Grand Champion, as well as the best herd group Raunhøj Dairy had a sensational performance during the Danish National Show. A visit with the Therkildsen...

September 2019

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Gaec du Terril: Using the Right Bulls for Optimal Genetics on their Organic Farm

Suddenly he appeared: Oxterril. With +218 gISU (index release 4/2019) one of the very highest in the French index round. With a relatively unknown sire (Surgeon, more about him later)...

September 2019

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Our-Favorite: thuishaven van Unlimited en haar populaire zoon Undenied

Todd Stanek is niet opgegroeid met geregistreerde Holsteins; hij was al volwassen toen zijn passie voor fokkerij zich manifesteerde. Recentelijk, op de jaarlijkse National Holstein Convention, werd hij trots erkend...

September 2019

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JMK Holsteins in Texas: From Nothing to 1400 Outstanding Holsteins in Just 35 Years

With 800 milking and dry cows, the dairy of John Koster (JMK Holsteins) is clearly below the average size in Texas (1343 cows), making it the fifth state for milk...

August 2019

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Here is #5 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years! Ferme Jacobs

Some top breeders garner a lot of respect for the influential bulls that they have bred and that have left their stamp globally. Such as Sandy-Valley, who appeared in HI...

August 2019

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Pheasant-Echos: Following the Red-Holstein Tanbark Trail

Through an intensive ET programme, the American Pheasant-Echos herd continues to build a solid type foundation. So far, this strategy has earned them a World Dairy Expo Grand Champion… Here...

August 2019

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Sibéria Holsteins: “Hot” Red-Holstein Genetics at One of the Coldest Locations in Switzerland

We couldn’t have found a more ideal herd for our Red Review issue: Or a much better herd either. Do you know a dairy farm in your neighborhood where exclusively...

July 2019

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Rinderzucht Kaack - Strong Performing D Family Provides Three Sires in the German Top-4

Murano (150 RZG), Morgan (148 RZG) and Masato (147 RZG) occupy 3 of the top-4 positions on the German progeny proven index list. They are three Mogul sons of one...