Italy

June 2024

Management

Modern, Large, Independent, and Purely Italian: Intermizoo Proudly Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

It is not that long ago that Italy had various purely Italian AIs, every single one of them with sires that were being used world-wide. Elpzoo with Del Santo Corsaro...

May 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country II - May 2024

The story of Jolana starts in November 2013, when Otto Meinders had a hospital stay in Leer and happened to walk past the sale barn during the first VOST-Select-Sale while...

May 2024

Herd reports

Zial Holsteins: ‘Beautiful Cows Need to be Able to Perform Well for a Long Time.’

The farm owned by the Zilocchi family (father Corrado, besides being a cattle breeder, is also the head classifier at ANAFIBJ) in Pegognaga, not far from the powerful Po River...

Jersey International

Management

Vote for your Jersey World Champion

Welcome to the exciting first selection of the Jersey World Champion. Twelve of the best Jersey cows from eleven countries are set to compete, spoiling you for choice. Enjoy a...

January 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2024

If you glance through the European gTPI rankings you’ll notice a prefix that frequently appears: Cristella. This name belongs to an Italian farm situated near the village of San Daniele...

November 2023

Herd reports

Nordera in Italy: Balance in Breeding and Management ‘Holstein Genetics Are Moving Faster than We Are.’

No, Luca Nordera does not strive for the highest possible genetic progress. For him, uniformity, productivity, health, and longevity are among his top priorities. Besides breeding, a prominent role is...

July 2023

Herd reports

Sabbiona Holsteins: Italian Source of Excellence for Fifty Years – 452 Homebred EX Cows!

In the location where Ireneo Ciserani started exactly fifty years ago with one cow, today there is a beautiful modern operation with 650 milking cows and 750 head of young...

June 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - June 2023

Which conformation talents do a young American Holstein need to display for the maximum score of EX-92? Those looking at this photo of the second lactation Wi Fisherdale AC Extend,...

May 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - May 2023

The state of Victoria is the heartland of the Australian dairy industry. In the north of the state at Bamawm is Mitch Holsteins, the 300-cow herd owned by Brent &...

April 2023

Herd reports

Unterhofer Holsteins: Striving for the Perfect Cow

She was one of the eye-catchers on the European show scene last winter, won Austria’s national show and represented Italy in the selection for world champion. To say that Jomagro...

March 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country I - March 2023

Jelmer van der Meer, who milks his 90-cow herd in the north of the Netherlands, began investing in embryos for the first time 5 years ago. The result of his...

March 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - March 2023

Keur Zohare VG-87, owned by Marcel Heylen (Keur Holsteins) in Belgium, is a remarkable Holstein. Thanks to her sire Ohare-P and her dam, a daughter of Laron-P, she was born...