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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

July 2023

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Random-Luck Farm: A True Premier Breeder Herd

Breeding outstanding type animals that can consistently compete with the best in the show ring and bring home the Premier Breeder award takes a special talent. At Random-Luck Farm in...

June 2023

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Morrill in New Hampshire Multi-faceted Family Farm with a Special Focus on Red Holsteins

Beautiful red & white descendants of Tri-Day Ashlyn, Gaige Highlight Tamara, and Rancon Carla Factor-Red – they can be admired in the far northeastern part of the US, on the...

June 2023

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La Croisière in France Holsteins with Excellent Conformation and Long Careers

When he was twelve years old, Mickael Coursière made his first matings. Today he is 41 years old and manages a dairy farm with 100 milking cows that for a...

June 2023

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Bosgoed in the Netherlands: Three Decades of Consistent Crossbreeding with Holstein-Jersey-Brown Swiss

Brown Swiss, Jersey, Fleckvieh, Montbéliarde; the use of “Dairy Breeds” on Holsteins is taking place in a variety of forms in the Netherlands. The Bosgoed family in Denekamp, close to...

June 2023

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Lynbrook Holsteins: Thoroughly Balanced International Gene Mix in Ireland

‘Many people ask me: “John, why aren’t you retiring?” But what would I do then, get out of bed late and watch TV? No, I want to get up every...

May 2023

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Ruegruet Holsteins: Still one of the most interesting addresses in Switzerland

When we visited Ruegruet Holsteins almost 20 years ago, we found one of the most exciting addresses that Switzerland had to offer. Hardly any other farm had invested with similar...

May 2023

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Big Holsteins: Already 103 cows with over 100,000 kg/220,000 lb by Breeding for Persistency and Late Maturity

With 103 cows >100,000 kg/220,000 lb milk and 29 cows >10,000 kg/22,000 lb fat+protein, the farm of the Knoef family (Big Holsteins) in eastern Netherlands is a true model of...