Italy

April 2020

Herd reports

Ladina’s Life Story, or: How Elite Holsteins Came to Europe

They are among the Holstein pioneers of Europe: the Ladina family from northern Italy. In HI’s previous issue (3/2020) we described how the Ladinas, after importing from Switzerland (Brown Swiss)...

April 2020

Sires

Intriguing Sires - April 2020

With 3.12 gPTAT, he counts among the best that can be found in the polled sector for conformation at this time. Above all for the traits of leg angle, teat...

April 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - April 2020

As you will have read in HI’s recent herd report on AOT Genetics in January, Cookiecutter MOM Halo has had a huge impact on their breeding programme. For example, Halo’s...

March 2020

Herd reports

Ladina’s Life Story, or:How Holsteins Came to Northern Italy

Widely known: in Italy, there is a lot of passion for Holsteins. A whole lot. This is likely the result of the early arrival of purebred Holsteins in the country....

March 2020

Sires

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

Rocketfire has been one of those pleasant surprises. As a young genomic bull he ranked at Nr.179 for NM, and now with milking daughters he ranks as the Nr.12 NM...

March 2020

Sires

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

‘He is clearly our best homozygous polled sire and he is helping us to increase the popularity of our polled program,’ says sire analyst Fancesco Veronese about Italy’s highest PP...

March 2020

Sires

Bull Talk - March 2020

Indeed: the muscleman from the famous French comic series finally has a successor in the Holstein world. From the Barbie family! With lots of milk and (of course) outstanding type!...

March 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - March 2020

Heidenskipster Goldwin Destiny, the dam of the German type and longevity specialist Beart, made her career in the Netherlands. Her best daughter is in Australia: Kaarmona Snowman Destiny 2 VG-86....

March 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - March 2020

The 100-cow herd of Darita Holsteins in Indiana, Herd of Excellence in 2018, is the home of a bull-dam who only needed one son to make a name for herself....

February 2020

Sires

Berico: The Bull with a Unique aAa code

615: That is the aAa code of the Italian bull Berico. As such, he was already very popular as a young sire, and today with hundreds of milking daughters, his...

February 2020

Sires

Intriguing Sires - February 2020

For the second release in a row, Freemax is in second place in Germany with 164 gRZG. Employees at owner RBB are thrilled with their index topper. Torsten Dalle, sire...

January 2020

Sires

Bull Talk - January 2020

In Italy, Westcoast Perseus (Penmanship-Doorman) is successful as a sire of sons: the list of top-25 DNA-tested sires includes no less than five Perseus sons. One of them is the...