Izzy Jones

March 2024

Cow Families

Markwell Blackstar Raven: One of Blackstar’s most respected daughters

Like we quite often do when we tackle articles about monumental cow families – we have to start with an apology… Obviously when a cow family has been so good,...

January 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - 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...

January 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - January 2024

Show participation was not in the cards for Bernard, Steven and Cindy Routhier from Routina Holstein (130 milking cows/2 milking robots) in Quebec in recent years. Nevertheless, their farm, also...

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...

October 2023

Management

Jennifer Wins Biggest UK Dairy Day Ever!

The biggest UK Dairy Day of all-time delivered one of the most impressive line-ups ever witnessed at a British National Show. Two cows that were in the top-3 last year...

September 2023

Management

NoBull Sires: Offering Credible Bulls from Time-Tested Genetics

The idea of NoBull Sires started four years ago. Tired of not being able to find sires from the time-tested dams they wanted, Ben Masemore, Ethan Wentworth and Rusty Herr...

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...

July 2023

Herd reports

Riverdane: The Farm Four EX-97 Cows Have Called Home!

South Africa, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands… Mark Nutsford’s transatlantic judging appointments speak for themselves. But what do you know about...

June 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DP - June 2023

Looking through the rankings for the April proofs there is a name that appears on several lists: Co-Op Endeavor. Not only is he Nr.8 TPI (2986 TPI), he is also...

May 2023

Cow Families

UK Mahala Family: No Notable AI Bulls, But Some Very Impressive Females!

100,000kg/220,462lb milk cows, multiple generations of EX, high genomics and show-stars – a snapshot of the many reasons why the stalwart UK Mahala family continues to remain so popular… Of...

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...

February 2023

Sires Report

BullTalk - Febuary 2023

He has a remarkably high conformation index (146) in the DNA tested top of Germany’s Red Holstein list: Feit-Red-P, a son of Freestyle-Red (<Gywer-RC) out of Solitair daughter HWH Ella...