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July 2020

Herd reports

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...

June 2020

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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...