Ireland

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...

December 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - December 2020

‘In her best days, Portefolio was the cow that every breeder dreams about. Her conformation, especially when it came to her exceptional udder, was nearly perfect. In addition, she was...

September 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - September 2020

Ponte de Lima is the oldest villa in all of Portugal and was historically significant as a Roman settlement on the road from Braga to Santiago de Compostela. Close by...

July 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2020

The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea midway between the UK and Ireland. It is self-governing and not actually part of the UK, and was never part...

May 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - May 2020

As the 1750-cow Cirio herd in Italy is in the fluid milk market, it has always been looking for production. Five years ago it began putting more emphasis on health...

February 2020

Herd reports

Emerald: Breeding Pleasure and Profitability with non-Irish Holsteins

Cows that produce 700 kg fat+protein per lactation, classify excellent at a mature age, and complete a minimum of five lactations. And preferably furnished with pedigrees that are very marketable....

January 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - January 2020

Jay and Jack Hein had to drive quickly straight through their home state of Ohio, arriving just on time at the sale of Doug Dye. There Jay and son Jack...