JAN BIERMA

September 2022

Herd reports

Gaec de la Monnerie: ‘Important: Ensure That We Create Sufficient Opportunities for the Future’

Close to Le Bignon, just south of the French metropolis Nantes, we find Gaec de la Monnerie. Located in the French department of Loire-Atlantique – where the powerful Loire River...

September 2022

Sires report

BullTalk - September 2022

Cows with a slick hide (shorter and smoother hair) are able to better cope with high temperatures (see also page 7). For this reason, the number of sires with the...

August 2022

Management

Pine-Tree from the Steiner Family: Continuous Vision in Combination with Abundant Passion

We will begin with her for a moment anyway. Even though, the Steiner family – the owner of Pine-Tree Dairy – will not quickly put her in the forefront nowadays....

August 2022

Sires report

BullTalk - August 2022

‘They are cows that put milk in the tank, is a frequently heard comment. Remarks that they have the desirable slightly curved legs, above average teat length and capacity are...

July 2022

Sires report

Due to his False Start: The Important Message of S-S-I Duke for Global Breeding

He is one of the best sires of his generation, but: we did not discover that until later. Because it took until the arrival of his milking daughters before we...

July 2022

Herd reports

Double Family Power at Fankhauser in Switzerland

No, we will not soon forget this reporting tour: Three days in late March 2022 through Switzerland. In large measure it was through the French-speaking “Suisse”, but for the finale...

July 2022

Sires report

BullTalk - July 2022

Time for a remarkable sire. He is five years old and displays (progeny proven) his highest TPI index ever: 2887, based on 448 milking daughters. As such, he has jumped...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Misc Breeds

Nor-Bella: Home to a Lifetime Production Champion

In July 2020, in the 6th edition of BSI, the name of the then 13-year-old Nor-Bella Supreme Dabble was paraded. She is one of the highest Canadian lifetime producers of...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Misc Breeds

Toi Toi Genetics: New Brown Swiss Source in Great Britain

When Brent and Anne Crothers emigrated seven years ago from New Zealand to Great Britain, they had milked Holsteins, Ayrshires and Jerseys for years – and also obtained various show...

June 2022

Sires report

Stantons Chief: The New Standard for Uniform Quality at a High Level

‘Those who see a Chief want a Chief of their own. And those who milk a Chief want to milk more Chiefs.’ This quote was recorded in… 1966! When the...

June 2022

Sires report

BullTalk - June 2022

New sires regularly come and go in the top of the German progeny proven Red Holstein list. However, one name remains stable in the top-30: Arino-Red with a total index...

June 2022

Sires report

How the “old” Chief was Auctioned as an Unborn Calf

We go back in time sixty years. To – in Holstein country – an unusual state in the US: Nebraska. But: it is a place where one of the most...