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June 2020

Herd reports

Siemers Holsteins: The Unique Combination of Elite Indexes, Lifetime Productions, and Conformation

Just in 2019 alone, no less than 16 Holstein cows were able to pass the special milestone of 300,000 lb (136,360 kg) milk at Siemers Holsteins. A herd in which...

June 2020

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TGD-Holstein: The Top Bull Supplier in Switzerland

It is the top sires like Basist-PP, Bronneus-P, Reduro-Red, Romanus-PP, Benettoni or Samon-RC that have helped give the TGD barn of Thomas Gerber its international reputation. Or the names of...

May 2020

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Crescentmead: A Prominent Force in the Red-Holstein Show-Ring

Over the years Crescentmead has enjoyed a strong international reputation and is a widely recognized name in Holstein circles around the world. The breeding program has adapted with the changing...

May 2020

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Flora in Spain: The Bigger the Cow, the Bigger the Production Capacity

Julian Rodriguez-Perez and his parents are clear about it: the discussion about small and efficient cows is not for them. Within the Flora herd, they are breeding tall and long...

May 2020

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Priestland: Northern Ireland’s Best Type Herd

The family-run Priestland herd is synonymous with high-type, deep pedigreed cattle. An enjoyable visit HI will never forget: Here we provide some insight into the McLean family’s impeccably-kept farm –...

April 2020

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Avonlea: One of the Most Respected Names in Australian Holsteins

Both the Grand Champion and the Reserve at this year’s International DairyWeek in Australia were bred in the Gardiner family’s Avonlea herd. Avonlea has long been regarded as one of...

April 2020

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Ladina’s Life Story, or: How Elite Holsteins Came to Europe

They are among the Holstein pioneers of Europe: the Ladina family from northern Italy. In HI’s previous issue (3/2020) we described how the Ladinas, after importing from Switzerland (Brown Swiss)...

April 2020

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GenoSource: A Major Supplier of Elite Genetics to the Breed

One of the new names on the North American Holstein scene is GenoSource, an enterprise that was formed for the express purpose of being one of the major sources of...

March 2020

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High-ranking Sires on Progeny Proven and DNA Tested Lists Toullec: This Elite French Herd is Active on All Fronts

Striking: in the recent December release, the Toullec name appeared in the top of both the French progeny proven and the DNA tested list. For the “seniors”, it was JBToullec...

March 2020

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Schuwey Holsteins - With New Talents for an Exciting Future

When discussing the big names on the Swiss Red Holstein scene, the Schuwey prefix is bound to get mentioned. The farm, which was passed from Beat to his son Tobias...

March 2020

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WinStar: ‘A Genetic Program to Enhance the Profitability of our Dairies’

WinStar is a new name in Holstein circles. It was formed at the start of 2017 and now after just three years of operation already has a number of popular...

March 2020

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Ladina’s Life Story, or:How Holsteins Came to Northern Italy

Widely known: in Italy, there is a lot of passion for Holsteins. A whole lot. This is likely the result of the early arrival of purebred Holsteins in the country....