Herd reports

September 2023

Herd reports

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...

August 2023

Herd reports

Huddlestone Farm ‘Minimally One Standard Deviation Between Stature and Chest Width.’

‘Many people look at the linear profile of sires for individual traits, while it is actually about the balance between traits....’ Keith Gue enjoys talking openly about current breeding themes...

August 2023

Herd reports

The Multi-Faceted and Fertile Splendors: Extremely Current Generation after Generation

From ABS Sassafras to Willsbro Nugget-RC. The sire harvest from the Glen Drummond Splendor family is tremendous and influential. To be sure! Splendor descendant Farnear Tango Sabre is the maternal...

August 2023

Herd reports

After Two Tragic Barn Fires: Finally Hope Emerges Again for the Perreault Family

It is the terror of many dairy farmers: barn fire. The tremendous damage and the loss of valuable, appreciated animals makes it a true drama. In the Canadian province of...

August 2023

Herd reports

Ever-Green-View in Wisconsin: : Home of Multiple World Record Milk Cows

In the 1970s, Tom and Gin Kestell established the Ever-Green-View herd at Waldo in eastern Wisconsin, close to the shores of Lake Michigan. Today they manage the high performing 100-cow...

August 2023

Herd reports

Colganados Genetics: From a Colombian Dream to World Champion Shakira

You are likely familiar with the American show cow Colganados D Avianca-Red EX-96? The prefix stands for much more than just this beautiful Destry daughter. Colganados, or “Cows from Colombia”,...

July 2023

Herd reports

Markus Mock: ‘Time has come to have a live auction again!’

If there were to be a ranking of the most spectacular auctions in Europe, the Mox Type & Utility Sale would definitely be near the top. Few other privately organized...

July 2023

Herd reports

The Ambition at OCD: ‘Breeding an Elite Conformation Sire That is Also Very Suitable for Commercial Herds.’

The prefix is one of the best known in modern Holstein breeding: OCD. It is the source of one of the most influential Holstein cows in recent times (Miss OCD...

July 2023

Herd reports

Sabbiona Holsteins: Italian Source of Excellence for Fifty Years – 452 Homebred EX Cows!

In the location where Ireneo Ciserani started exactly fifty years ago with one cow, today there is a beautiful modern operation with 650 milking cows and 750 head of young...

July 2023

Herd reports

Riverdane: The Farm Four EX-97 Cows Have Called Home!

South Africa, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands… Mark Nutsford’s transatlantic judging appointments speak for themselves. But what do you know about...

July 2023

Herd reports

Selz-Pralle Dairy: The Achievements of World Champion Aftershock 3918 Are Becoming More and More Impressive

Last February, the milky Joliam Salvator Ava 5251-RC EX-93 earned a prominent place in HI’s article about foundation sire Salvatore. Ava 5251 belongs to Selz-Pralle Dairy in Wisconsin; one of...

July 2023

Herd reports

Andreas Hörmann, breeder of Canyon & Volker: Brown Swiss power with 66,000kg/145,200lb production at culling

If there are two daughter-proven sires in service from a farm and the dams of each still look good, it is really something special. Andreas and Maria Hörmann bred Canyon...