Herd reports

May 2021

Herd reports

Rinderzucht Augustin: Modern Dairy Farm Where Top Cows are not Bred until 200-250 Days in Milk

The average calving interval is between 430-440 days, and that turns out to be intentional. In the brand new free stall barn owned by Rinderzucht Augustin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where there...

May 2021

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Dudoc in Canada: Prominent Name in Red-Holsteins and Polled Breeding

Initially it was bulls such as Dudoc Bacculum-Red and Dudoc Mr Burns-RC that brought the Dudoc name to the attention of breeders around the world, especially those with an interest...

May 2021

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Exceptional Type Level at Conant-Acres: 28% of the Current Milking Herd Scores EX-94

During the recent classification round at Conant-Acres in the American state of Maine, thirteen Holsteins classified EX-94. Yes, you read that correctly, 13x EX-94 on a single farm, on one...

May 2021

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At Stäme Holsteins, the C Family is among the Big Favourites

At the beginning of this century, breeder Jan Bengtsson from the Swedish dairy farm Stäme Holsteins purchased embryos from the well-known Danish breeder Sören Ernst Madsen. The name of the...

April 2021

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Dozens of Herds Use the Complete Genetics of Wiethege Holsteins

‘Both of these cows are very valuable to me. They differ in colour, but otherwise, they are virtually the same. They have both calved three times, both expect their fourth...

April 2021

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At Ards, High PLI and Type is Balanced by Strong Cow Families

Strong cow families, consistent type and profitable longevity sum up the Northern Irish Ards herd… and it is the reason why it has built great repute and adoration amongst breeders...

April 2021

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Horimetz Holstein: French Reprieve for the Hard-working Feys Family

The southern Belgian Wallonia is home to a lot of type splendor. This is demonstrated, for example, at “Nuit de la Holstein”. One of the most remarkable winners of this...

March 2021

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Bevandale in Australia: Farming in the Tropics

One of the keenest breeders from the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland is Henry Bevan from Bevandale Holsteins. Dairy farming in the tropics has its own distinct challenges, but...

March 2021

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Reichenbach - Feed and labour costs viewed as the biggest challenges

The number of farms in German that have 1,300 cows or more is relatively low at around 300. And while there are always more farms that achieve this size, many...

March 2021

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Wargo-Acres, Wisconsin: Last Year They Sold 126 Head for Breeding or Dairy Purposes

With 47 EX cows and a rolling herd average of 34,851lb./15,808kg 4.2% 3.3%, Wargo-Acres has the credentials to compete with the very best. Owned by the Carncross family, Wargo-Acres is...

March 2021

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Ferme Intense, Quebec: ‘We want square, strong cows – not too tall – that can live long.’

In the foreground of the accompanying picture, you see the now 5-year-old Gold Chip daughter Redlodge Chip Alani VG-88. At the same time, in the background, you see the beautiful...

February 2021

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Velthuis Farms in Canada: Birthplace of Atwood

Velthuis is one of just 5-6 breeder herds across Canada that continues to play a significant role in the breeding of young sires for AI. Atwood, Einstein, Imax and Gymnast...