Herd reports

January 2022

Herd reports

Darcroft A 3-time Master Breeder Herd with a 12.870kg/28,373lb (x2) Average!

Big milk, high fertility, impressive classifications, balanced breeding, multiple Master Breeder shields and one big goal… to be the best managed herd in the province. Gain invaluable insight from the...

January 2022

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Elmar in Australia Home of the Jessica Cow Family

The Elmar herd in northern Victoria has often made news headlines over the past two decades, principally via the exploits of their Jessica cow family. Three years ago the move...

December 2021

Herd reports

Crisdhome: Home to Impressive High-Type Holsteins

In the Top-3 of herds with the highest percentage of excellent cows (see HI 8/2021) we find Crisdhome in western Wisconsin. Here, two thirds of the 100-cow herd is scored...

December 2021

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Bossink Holsteins: Highly Balanced, Quality Cows via Proven Genetics and aAa

‘We find it tremendous when our cows are good enough for the show, but we are certainly not show breeders.’ Gerrit van der Kolk consistently follows his own vision and...

November 2021

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LLG Iden: Germany’s Nr.1 Farm for Cows with 100,000 kg

The LLG Iden dairy herd in the eastern German state of Sachsen-Anhalt has 400 head, and is known for its high longevity. More than 150 Iden cows have now surpassed...

November 2021

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Holtbyholme - Every Cow that has Calved at Least Three Times is Classified EX

There are many type enthusiasts around the world who have developed elite type herds… but Holtbyholme has taken it to a whole new level. As published in HI’s recent August...

November 2021

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Matfield: Striving for Well-Balanced Cows with Longevity

From previous HI herd reports, you will know that Northern Ireland holds a number of passionate breeders focused on type. The Matfield herd is no different. Join us as we...

October 2021

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Nosbisch Holsteins - The breeding barn with the widest base in Europe

The flourishing cattle dealing company European Livestock Service, the German Masters Sale, the young and closely watched breeding company Bullseye Genetics, positive sires like the new Dutch Nr.1 Mitch, the...

October 2021

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Melarry: Breeder Herd with Solid Impact in the Genomic Era

Since the arrival of genomics, typical breeder herds have found it increasingly difficult to compete with the specialized breeding programs in producing the next generation of young bulls for the...

September 2021

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Poppe Holsteins: Source of ­High-Testing Sires with a Clear Message

Poppe Snow-RC symbolizes the successful introduction of Poppe Holsteins in the European bull market. Now, a decade later, Poppe sires like San Remo, Sanchez-P, Freestyle and the German leader Flight-Red...

September 2021

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Uecker LaCrosse Farms: Birthplace of the Extreme Production Bull Josuper

Legendary milk bull Uecker Josuper has put this Wisconsin family farm on the international Holstein map. In an era when genomic selection has moved bull breeding very much to the...

August 2021

Herd reports

With Alligator and Chief as the Greatest Ambassadors Stantons: One of the World’s Most Eminent Sire Providers

They are being used world-wide: bulls born in the Stantons herd in Ontario. For many years already. ’He is extremely popular, with high demand from all over the world,’ we...