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May 2023

Herd reports

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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Mauk-E-Way: Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders

Plymouth is located in the eastern part of Wisconsin; not far from Lake Michigan and 52 miles (85 km) north of Milwaukee. Near Plymouth we find the nice dairy farm...

May 2023

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Golden-Oaks: The embryo market hasreally picked up again

Golden-Oaks has been an important name in Holstein breeding for generations. Located in an urban setting close to Chicago, Golden-Oaks has been a successful dairy operation and breeder of elite...

May 2023

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German Dairy Farm is Rising Rapidly through the Ranks Fraederk Meppen: ‘It is nearly frightening how well breeding works.’

‘It is one of the most significant, most elementary management decisions that I ever made. With exactly the same work, you achieve a much better economic result.’ This concludes Fraederk...

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...

April 2023

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Holsteins in Honduras: Lots of Passion at Ganaderia El Arrayan

Holsteins in Honduras? We hardly ever hear about that. As such, when we happened to see a picture of a nice Jordan-Red daughter in Honduras, it immediately drew our attention....

April 2023

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Unterhofer Holsteins: Striving for the Perfect Cow

She was one of the eye-catchers on the European show scene last winter, won Austria’s national show and represented Italy in the selection for world champion. To say that Jomagro...

April 2023

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Prominent name from the Holstein industry is preparing for the future: Next Generation at Browndale

With its shiny new state-of-the-art dairy barn complete with sand-bedded free-stalls for the 100-cow herd, 2 milking robots, an on-farm produce store, elevated viewing area and function rooms, Browndale is...

April 2023

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Baugosse: Remarkable Achievements by Holsteins at an Elevation of 1050m

We are immediately surprised as Silvo Baume tells about the unique climate in the beautiful region around his farm close to Les Breuleux in Switzerland. ‘Here it freezes nearly all...

April 2023

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Top Performance in the Spanish Badiola herd: ‘We appreciate beautiful cows and high production.’

A conformation average of 88 points on more than 300 classified cows, a total of 400 homebred EX cows,  eight national Grand Champion titles during the past twenty years, and...

March 2023

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Goldene Aue High Lifetime Productions Obtained by Selection for Conformation

With a current lifetime production of nearly 40,000 kg/88,000 lb for all cows on the farm and a total of 72 cows that have surpassed the milestone of 100,000 kg/220,000...

March 2023

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Whiteleather in Ohio Source of Deep, Home-bred Cow Families

The name Whiteleather has been part of the Holstein scene in Ohio for generations. In 2021 this herd had a cow set a new national production record for amount of...