Ireland

March 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country - March 2024

Jean-Baptiste Decheppe of Gaec du Tombuy at Gimecourt in the north-east of France has a cow with a special story. ‘Gourmande was not born on our farm. It was our...

November 2023

Cow Families

Coolnagree Banker: Ireland’s Impressive Red Family that Started with a £5 Calf!

Seven-year-old Kate O’Leary’s parents Seamus and Bridget stood extremely proud ringside at the Irish National Calf Show. The balanced and correct Red March calf by Rager-Red she was showing with...

September 2023

Management

Dovea Genetics, Ireland: ‘Many of our bull dams are medium stature, EX cows with >4% protein’

Success in the Irish EBI index rankings, market leader for beef on dairy across Europe and soon to have its own ST sexing lab – there is a lot going...

August 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - August 2023

She has an absolutely stunning appearance: Priestland 6877 Master James Rose VG-88, one of the five classified daughters of Golden-Oaks Master at Priestland Holsteins in Northern Ireland. Just as her...

June 2023

Herd reports

Lynbrook Holsteins: Thoroughly Balanced International Gene Mix in Ireland

‘Many people ask me: “John, why aren’t you retiring?” But what would I do then, get out of bed late and watch TV? No, I want to get up every...

May 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - May 2023

Stanton Farms in Ontario has already provided several elite LPI cows. But the achievements of Stantons Bighit Melody-P VG-85 are unprecedented. Her daughter Stantons Margaret is Canada’s Nr.1 for gLPI...

April 2023

Cow Families

Olla family: The bloodline behind Ireland’s only living homebred EX-96 cow

No sexed semen, strictly no flushing, yearlings in the barn by F16 Rocket (a sire born in 1983) and a closed herd for nearly 20 years… what gems could possibly...

April 2023

Ireland

Dúnmasc: All Beef Breeds have Something to Offer Beef-on-Dairy

Ireland has an index (DBI) that is especially developed for beef-on-dairy. ‘It’s a truly valuable instrument for both distributors and farmers to distinguish the best sires for beef-on-dairy,’ explains Stephen...

April 2023

Ireland

NCBC: Testing Beef-on-Dairy for Ten Years Already

For ten years already, the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) has operated the largest beef-on-dairy program in Ireland, for Munster Bovine, Progressive Genetics and Ireland Genetics. ‘The Irish dairy herd...

February 2023

Herd reports

Hannan Farm in Ireland: Lisnalty Heidi as a Model of Conformation, Production, and Fertility

In HI’s overview of the highest production farms world-wide (HI 9/2022), Lisnalty Holsteins occupied an impressive second place for Ireland. With 36 EX and 123 VG scores, Paul Hannan is...

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...