Italy

November 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - November 2022

‘Until then we had been successful at local shows. This year for the first time, we competed for prizes at the national level.’ Thomas Just, the herd manager on the...

November 2022

Sires Report

Focus on... - November 2022

While the genomic top-lists almost everywhere in the world are increasingly populated with high polled sires, high daughter-proven polled bulls continue to be a rare commodity. This is particularly true...

November 2022

Herd reports

Pischele Holsteins: Singular among the many top addresses in the very north of Italy

Although Italy has a leading role in Europe with more than 1.4 million Holstein cows, the most northern region of the country plays hardly any role this perception. And that,...

October 2022

Management

Francesco Veronese: The challenge is to maintain the identity of Italian genetics

Francesco Veronese has been working for the Italian breeding company Intermizoo for 15 years, the last 9 of which he has served as a sire analyst. And the 40-year-old, who...

September 2022

Management

New: Heat tolerance index in Italy

It was an innovation when Australia first released breeding values for heat tolerance in 2017. Since then, not only has it become common knowledge that heat stress negatively influence cows’...

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

Sires Report

Mirabell Sound System: Italian Combination of Production and Conformation

With 2662 TPI, Sound System is one of the very highest Silver sons world-wide. In his homeland of Italy, he is now developing into an historic transmitter, as evident from...

June 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - June 2022

The new Canadian Cow of the Year has been revealed: Paquet Kolya Goldwyn! That seems like more than a correct choice. The EX-92 Goldwyn daughter out of an EX-90 Titanic...

April 2022

Herd reports

Go-Farm:Average Daily Production of 38 kg/84 lb and the Source of Nr.1 Sires and Cows

Go-Farm Miura, with 4352 PFT, is the leader of the Italian progeny proven index list, where seven Go-Farm sires are in the top-50. The DNA top-50 even includes nine Go-Farm...

March 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - March 2022

Perhaps the Bankroll daughter Déesse does not come from the strongest pedigree that Pascal Henchoz (Mollanges) of Switzerland works with, but that does not make her a product of chance....

February 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - February 2022

Dellarossa Inseme Belfante (<AltaZarek/4179 gPFT) is one of the most complete young sires in Italy. Appearing behind the Inseme transmitter is an intriguing cow family, developed at the family operation...

December 2021

Cow Families

Focus on their Background: Italy’s Champions, Two Special Breeding Stories

In early November, in the northern Italian city of Montichiari, Italy’s National Holstein Show took place. All results are included at the bottom of this page. Remarkable are the stories...