Ireland

October 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - October 2022

Claynook Holsteins has worked with two branches of the Rud Zip family: One based on OCD Planet Diamond, full sister to the dam of Global Cow winner Delicious whose many...

September 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country - September 2022

In July, a first choice Doc daughter out of three female pregnancies sold for $19,500 at the MD State Sale. Maryland is also the birth state of Peace&Plenty Atwd Jubilant...

August 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - August 2022

The silky black heifer in the picture goes by the name of RUW Frosty and belongs to the Huesecken Gbr in Hagen. She is one of the few Peak Aztec...

July 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - July 2022

‘This cow is incredibly balanced with enormous milkiness. For an eighth-lactation cow she has an outstanding udder that is very well attached,’ are the words of judge Paul Hannen, who...

May 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: AI Kampen & Dunmasc Genetics.

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed...

December 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II - December 2021

Solomon sired the Reserve Champion at the World Dairy Expo this year, the 4-year-old Oakfield Footloose, a rising superstar of the show world. Another Solomon daughter in the news is...

September 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - September 2021

With two family branches in the top-10 of most recognized brood cows (HI 07/21), the L family in the Clydebank herd (300 milking cows) is one of the very strongest...

August 2021

Cow Families

Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (2)

Noteworthy herds with dozens of EX Holsteins and a percentage of EX cows reaching to 70% were the focus of the first part of our analysis of the farms with...

August 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country I August 2021

‘Until I flushed Nordic-Ridge Legacy VG-88 (< Supersire) with Delta, no ET work had been done with this family. I was fortunate to harvest twelve daughters from the flush, from...

August 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II August 2021

She recently classified EX again, has produced 129,309kgs/285,077lb 4.68% 3.42% in 14 lactations, and is gearing up to calve for the 15th time, due in mid-September: not bad for the...

April 2021

Herd reports

At Ards, High PLI and Type is Balanced by Strong Cow Families

Strong cow families, consistent type and profitable longevity sum up the Northern Irish Ards herd… and it is the reason why it has built great repute and adoration amongst breeders...

February 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - February 2021

The forced cancellation of the annual Irish National Dairy Show in October led to a competition to determine the Champion of the Decade. Ridgefield Dundee Portea EX-95 claimed the title...