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December 2023

Herd reports

Søren Ernst Madsen, Tirsvad Genetics: ‘Female Animals are Still the Strength of Individual Breeders.’

Working fruitfully together with AIs. This quality, besides his strong entrepreneurial spirit, rich ET experiences and pure passion for elite breeding, makes Tirsvad Genetics owner Ernst Madsen one of the...

December 2023

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Longevity and Top Productions at Koepke: ‘Good people, good feed, good bedding & good genetics.’

Do you still remember her: Koepke 1660, a.k.a. “Granny”? Twenty years ago, in 2003, she gained legendary status when she broke the American milk record for lifetime production. A record...

December 2023

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Brenland Holsteins: Birth Barn of Conformation Specialist Brenland Denver

For years, Brenland Denver has been the most sold bull at St.Jacobs/ABC and subsequently signed for various championships at shows world-wide. For Denver’s breeder Brad Brenneman, this meant a dream...

December 2023

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Emu Banks: The Nr.1 BPI Herd in Australia

The Roumare son Emu Banks Christmas spent two years topping the daughter-proven sire list in Australia, and earlier this year Emu Banks Rizboy became the Nr.1 on the genomic bull...

November 2023

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Calderbrae in Australia: Having Data Means you can be More Pro-Active, More Precise and have Better Decision-Making

The state of Victoria is heartland to the Australian dairy industry, accounting for 65% of all milk produced nationally. It is here in the Western Districts region of the state...

November 2023

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Nordera in Italy: Balance in Breeding and Management ‘Holstein Genetics Are Moving Faster than We Are.’

No, Luca Nordera does not strive for the highest possible genetic progress. For him, uniformity, productivity, health, and longevity are among his top priorities. Besides breeding, a prominent role is...

November 2023

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Carpsdale in the US: Elite Level Type in both Red and Black Holsteins

Carpsdale has been a prominent name in New England Holsteins for decades. They have consistently been one of the top BAA herds in the north-east, and are regular exhibitors at...

October 2023

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Tony van Lith (Valiant Dairy Genetics): ‘I See Breeding as an Art Form.’

Showtime-RC, Rolex, Migos, Legit, Lizzo, Lazer-PP-Red, Allure-PP, Mombassa-PP-Red, Muffin-P-RC, Fallegro-PP-Red. During the past three years, ten sires with the Valiant prefix found their way to the barns of ABS, Semex,...

October 2023

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Boomaerts in France: ‘As much milk as possible from forages; so we need strong cows!’

In 1999, the couple Marco and Anita Boomaerts left the Netherlands for Aurseulles in Normandy, to begin their own dairy farm. They literally started there from square one. ‘We started...

October 2023

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DeHo-Holsteins: An exquisite conformation source in Austria with international quality

The weather in the summer of 2023 in Austria showed many sides. A lot of rain and almost weekly storms made life difficult for farmers and their harvest. There were...

September 2023

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Two Holsteins Create a Remarkable Herd B-Long Holsteins: An Impressive Series of Twelve “Herd of Excellence” Titles

Year in, year out, the name appears in international Holstein news: B-Long Holsteins. No less than twelve “Herd of Excellence” titles have been awarded by Holstein USA to this farm...

September 2023

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Ulmar in Canada: From Humble Beginnings to an Award-Winning Farming Operation

In 1991, Hans and Marlise Pfister, along with their 3 young children, left Switzerland and moved to Canada, purchasing a farm near the town of Mitchell in western Ontario, about...