JACQUES BERNARD

June 2024

Management

Calf rearing: ‘Find a concept that fits the farm!’

The calf is the cow of tomorrow and as such the future of the farm. Today’s calf rearing lays the foundation for the cows that we will be milking in...

May 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country I - May 2024

Scrolling through social media is a phenomenon of our time, with countless contributions being ignored or unconsciously acknowledged, and then there are posts where one has the feeling to scroll...

February 2024

Management

Corn: The biggest differences are in the details

The key to efficient milk production is the quality of the forages. Only with high digestible, energy rich forages can the best results be achieved. This is where the biggest...

February 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country II - February 2024

After Laury and Tom Loutsch-Scholtus completed their apprenticeship in Canda, they decided to take over the farm of Laury’s father in the Redange canton of Luxembourg. They have been breeding...

December 2023

Management

A successful start to lactation: decisive to production and fertility

The time around calving is always tied to a lot of stress and excitement. On hand, it means that there is new life coming to the farm, while on the...

November 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - November 2023

EX-94 2E at five years of age, high production records including a “Superior Lactation”, a ten-year-old EX-93 5E 11* dam with 100,000 kg/220,000 lb milk, Sunnylodge Prelude Spotty as foundation...

November 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country I - November 2023

08-10-2023; a significant date for Jeff Lambrecht in Wisconsin. That day his Lambrecht Captain Eloise GP-83 became 36 months old, which marked the expiration of the purchase back rights of...

October 2023

Management

With longer laying time comes higher daily lifetime production

Consumers are consistently demanding better animal welfare. For farmers, this means bridging the gap between fulfilling these demands and the profitability of their operations. Within this, it is no secret...

August 2023

Management

Udder health: Besides breeding, management plays an important role

Udder diseases continue to be one of the primary culling reasons for dairy cattle. For several decades, udder health has been a main breeding priority and yet it remains a...

June 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - June 2023

The midnight-coloured Meridian-PP is a son of Mendel-P from a GP-83 daughter of Monument-P who goes back to Des-Y-Gen Planet Silk. His production breeding values show moderate milk yield with...

June 2023

Sires Report

Genosource Captain: America’s dominating Nr.1 bull

He has been reported on multiple times and justifiably so. Based on the current circumstances, it is time to share the newest information. In the USA and in Canada he...

May 2023

Management

Software Meets Dairy Management: Solutions to allow for better decisions!

Take a moment to look back and think about what your situation was like 20 years ago. What technology was available at the time and how would you have solved...