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September 2020

Herd reports

Castelverde’s Consistent Breeding Strategy Unfailingly Leads to Italy’s Best Holsteins

You likely know both names: Castelverde Holsteins and owner Giuseppe Quaini, also well-known as judge “Peppo” Quaini from numerous shows. In the meantime, Quaini is supported at Castelverde by his...

September 2020

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Family Matters at Kings-Ransom Farm

Kings-Ransom Farm has been a part of the landscape of Schuylerville, New York, for many years. The King family has been at the present location since the late 1800’s. Although...

September 2020

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Austria’s Figurehead on the International Breeding Stage

In all likelihood, Austria’s Holstein population is one of the most underestimated in the world. Anyone who enjoys good conformation, production and longevity would be well-kept here. However, the international...

August 2020

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Große-Honebrink - Though not in the spotlight, it is one of the most successful breeding barns in Germany

On first glance, the farm does not seem much different than so many family farms in Germany. A well-managed, high-producing herd in a typical free-stall barn of the’90’s, which was...

August 2020

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Ladys-Manor Ruby Shawn’s Genetics from Maryland to Switzerland

All over the world, early summer is a busy season for dairy farmers. Sometimes it can be so busy, that a report about a breeding enterprise also turns out differently...

August 2020

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Saluden’s Special Discovery: This Cow Family Kept Its Red & White Genes a Secret for Decades!

What follows is a special story. Because the splendid French Red Holstein cow on the accompanying picture - in her 5th lactation and good for more than 53,000 kg (116,600...

August 2020

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Plattery Holstein: Remarkable Stayer on the Red & White Type Front

In celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2019, HI organized a competition to highlight the best breeders worldwide during the past 25 years. As a result, a global top-25 was...

July 2020

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Giessen Holsteins: Breeding for Width Provides Outstanding Cows and High Production

The Charitys and Cinderellas from Giessen Holsteins are well-known domestically and abroad and have provided various outstanding sires. In the home herd, Theo van Vliet thoroughly enjoys his outstanding cow...

July 2020

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Gaec Chartier: The French Breeding Phenomenon was Bred Here

In April 2016 he made his DNA debut: Izonogoud son Louxor, with a magnificent gISU score which gave him an unprecedented lead on his competitors. ‘Since that moment, everyone wanted...

July 2020

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Mooijman Holsteins in the Netherlands: 10% (!) of Milking Cows Above 100,000 kg/220,000 lb.

With the last milk production recording (June 2020), Ton and Wim Mooijman in the province of Groningen (northern Netherlands) had seven cows pass the milestone of 100,000 kg/220,000 lb. at...

June 2020

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Overside Holsteins in Texas: Focus on Udders and Feet & Legs Keeps Cows out of the Sick Pen

‘We do not want to sacrifice any type, but also pay attention to fitness traits like DPR.’ Joseph Osinga from Hico has a clear breeding goal in mind. Whether it...

June 2020

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Functional Type Plays a Key Role Here

Here is a wide view from the French department of Haut-Rhin. Exactly four years ago, this region – and especially its capital – was in the limelights of the entire...