JAN BIERMA

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...

June 2022

Cow Families

The Amazones at Micheret: Cow Family Quality that Returns Rock Solidly with Each Generation

Searching for the intense power of cow families? At Ferme Micheret in St-Zephirin, Quebec, you come across this power in all its force. A few years ago when we walked...

June 2022

Herd reports

Du Bon Vent The French Source of Inkapi and Atacama is Home to More Quality

When you read this HI edition, she will be nine years old: Du Bon Vent Inkapi. The elite cow which year-in-year-out continues to capture titles and whose tremendous conformation is...

May 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - May 2022

‘This will become one of our most influential sires of sons,’ said Jeff Ziegler from Select Sires in the summer of 2021. This statement was confirmed in April. And how!...

May 2022

Cow Families

A Unique and Unforgettable Encounter with a Red Holstein Legend

It was postponed time and again. Time and again, the pandemic impacted the plans when it came to our visit to Schrago, in order to see the unparalleled Suard-Red Jordan...

April 2022

Sires Report

DG Charley Received Many Opportunities as a Sire of Sons and Used Them Optimally

One of the most notable transmitters from the beginning of the DNA revolution was undoubtedly Cogent Supershot. He made global news with his sky high TPI index and his high...

April 2022

Herd reports

The New Future of Sandy-Valley Holsteins

Around the New Year, news came: the well-known breeding enterprise Sandy-Valley Holsteins in the American state of Wisconsin was discontinuing. HI launched the news via both its publication “Holstein International”...

April 2022

Sires Report

Elite Sires of Sons Captain & AltaZazzle:Both Bring Good-old ME Tony Back into View!

Last month we mentioned them in HI’s editorial: the junior Genosource Captain and Peak AltaZazzle are far and away the most influential sires of sons in America’s gTPI top-100. Together...

April 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - April 2022

‘Last fall, we already noted that he could become successful, since his recently fresh daughters were selling at our heifer sales for €200 above the average price,’ tells Liane Krauter...

April 2022

Cow Families

The Next Generation

Sommentier. A small village in the Swiss canton of Fribourg, in the western part of Switzerland. Perhaps you have never heard of Sommentier before… but you have certainly heard of...