Herd reports

December 2019

Herd reports

Welcome Stock Farm: Adapting to Modern Breeding Practices

The arrival of genomics brought a world of change to the bull breeding side of the industry. Welcome is one herd that adapted seamlessly and continues to send a significant...

December 2019

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Here is #1 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Comestar Holsteins

Bronze for Hanover-Hill. Silver for Regancrest. And now, in this December issue of HI, follows the gold medal: for Comestar Holsteins in Quebec, Canada! Is it a coincidence that gold...

November 2019

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Here is #2 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Regancrest Farm

It can be heard regularly, that it is all about the nr.1, the winner. Well, let us immediately state that this is certainly not the case for HI’s current breeders’...

November 2019

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Twin-Spruce: A Modern Bull-Breeding Operation from Minnesota

In the genomic era, the breeding of AI bulls has become very specialized. In North America, apart from the 4 main bull-stud programs which between them supply 40-50% of AI...

November 2019

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Bois Seigneur: Early Birthplace of European Laurie Sheik Offspring

With “Libramont 2019”, the European Show returned to Belgium after 15 years. During this event, the prominent Belgian breeding herd Bois Seigneur opened their doors. Several hundred visitors took advantage...

October 2019

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The Border Between Two Nations

Master-Breeder award in 2015

October 2019

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Ardylbar in Australia: Success in Times of Drought

Ardylbar has been a prominent name on the Holstein scene in Queensland over recent decades. Down through the years a regular supply of show champions has come from the Ardylbar...

October 2019

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JB Holsteins: ‘Aiming for Several Generations VG or Higher, and Preferably All Surpass 100,000 kg.’

‘It is not easy to be a cow here.’ Those are the words spoken in unison by mother Jeanette and daughter Amanda Sjöland. ‘We namely require everything from them: we...

October 2019

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Plain-Knoll: Early Adoption of Genomics Provided Splendid Breeding Successes

Steve Buschur from Plain-Knoll Holsteins in Ohio is not only a very friendly man, but also someone who approaches Holstein breeding very progressively. For example, at a very early stage,...

October 2019

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Here is #3 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Hanover-Hill Holsteins!

Quite soon after the nomination of the 100 candidates for this competition, a reader posed the following question: “Hanover-Hill… is it not too old for this competition? Does their influence...

September 2019

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JMK Holsteins in Texas: From Nothing to 1400 Outstanding Holsteins in Just 35 Years

With 800 milking and dry cows, the dairy of John Koster (JMK Holsteins) is clearly below the average size in Texas (1343 cows), making it the fifth state for milk...

September 2019

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Raunhøj Dairy: The Organic Path to the Danish Conformation Top

With six finalists, including the Grand Champion, as well as the best herd group Raunhøj Dairy had a sensational performance during the Danish National Show. A visit with the Therkildsen...