Herd reports

February 2021

Herd reports

Darita Holsteins: A Herd of Excellence

In 2018, Darita Holsteins was one of 16 herds across the US to win the coveted Herd of Excellence award. With a modern farmstead and solid breeding program, the well...

February 2021

Herd reports

Complete Cows are the Big Attraction at Al.Ce Holsteins in Italy

One of Italy’s highest type bulls is Al.Ce Sneaker, with +2.52 for tipo: And no less than +3.92 for udders – one of the highest scores ever in Italy. The...

January 2021

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Blumenfeld: Progressive Breeding Program Delivering Successful Bulls

Blumenfeld has become a prominent name as a source of bulls for the breed – Resolve debuted last year in the top-10 of the TPI proven sire charts, while the...

January 2021

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Du Louvion – Two-time Source of French National Champions

There is one farm in France that has (twice) provided the National Champion for both Holsteins and Red Holsteins, and that won the Red Holstein Show during SIA for four...

January 2021

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Seipel Holsteins: Why 2020 became the year of SEI Goldwyn Kendra

After months of restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, anyone looking back at 2020 will likely remember better and perhaps more successful years. However, for the small German breeding barn...

December 2020

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Anderstrup Holsteins: New Function for Nr.1 Production Herd in Denmark

Dairy farmer: The name indicates exactly what this universal occupation means. Or calling? Either way, the Haahr family has all the necessary qualities in their genes. With an average production...

December 2020

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Farnear: Producing Show-Winning Type and Top Transmitting Sires

Farnear-TBR Aria Adler, who recently scored EX-96, has been a superstar on the American show scene this year: Grand Champion titles at the Mid-West Fall National and the Southern National...

December 2020

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This Les Ponts Benson Carine EX-92 Developed into a Remarkable Brood Cow

This scarcely happens. That we publish in large format a picture that was taken 12 years ago already. But… it is now entirely warranted! First of all, the cow that...

December 2020

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Ferme Mystique in Canada: A Dream Come True

Francois Paiement was just 12 years old when his father sold the dairy herd. Even then, Francois dreamed of some day owning his own farm. After finishing school, he worked...

December 2020

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Oelhorst Holsteins: Consistently and Correctly Using the Very Best Bulls World-Wide

Solid conformation cows with average production of 12,274 kg/27,060 lb. milk and 3.56% protein, and a lifetime total at culling of 55,000 kg/121,250 lb; at Oelhorst Holsteins in the Netherlands,...

November 2020

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Bert-Mar Farms: Marketing Genetics from “the Big Three”

The Wisconsin herd Bert-Mar Farms is home to the reigning Red-Impact winner, Luck-E Advent Asia, along with many members of her extensive family line. A quick look at the farm’s...

November 2020

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High Ambitions and Solid Genetics Lead EH Holsteins Quickly to the Swedish Top

When HI asked Gill Zeilon and Waldemar Andersson – the manager and former manager respectively of the Swedish Holstein herdbook – about the best Holstein herds in Sweden, various farms...