JAN BIERMA

January 2023

Herd reports

Les Ponts Holsteins:‘Cows that Get Old Easily and Also Stay Beautiful.’

Enthusiastic and passionate. That is the first impression when arriving for a visit at the Dumas family and their farm Les Ponts Holsteins. Situated near Vaulruz, not far from the...

January 2023

Sires Report

How the German Globetrotter Manat is Staying Connected with Current Genetics

At the turn of the century, he broke through impressively: Imperial Mandel Manat. He became the dazzling new Nr.1 of Germany – progeny proven of course, because we are writing...

December 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - December 2022

‘He has exceptional traits that make him very attractive to people who are interested in Red Holstein genetics,’ says Genex staff member Abby Van de Ven about the fascinating young...

December 2022

Herd reports

At Sam-Way Dairy, They are Delighted with Ashlyn Daughter Ashlynn

Insiders will never forget her name: Tri-Day Ashlyn EX-96, winner in both Madison and Toronto in 2001, and World Champion 2001. Likely her most powerful contribution: more than 70 EX...

December 2022

Herd reports

Casey Jones, Scenery-View Farm ‘I Use Linebreeding as a Tool for Making Significant Jumps Ahead.’

Last year (4/2021), HI published an interview with the passionate American Holstein breeder Casey Jones. That interview was a direct reason for HI to pay a visit to the dairy...

November 2022

Danish Jersey Export

KI Kampen & Danish Jersey Export

‘Customers of KI Kampen who use FH sires are especially looking for problem-free grazing animals in large herds. They are not looking for a few toppers, per se. As much...

November 2022

JACQUES BERNARD

Brown Swiss Level in France Displays Significant Increase!

Of course, France is known for breeds like Holstein and Normande. And, of course, the numerous beef breeds. But did you know that France is also becoming an increasingly bigger...

November 2022

Herd reports

Ferme Madec, Bretagne ‘We try to obtain the best, most balanced sires from AI catalogues.’

Nothing is impossible on the farm of the Madec family in Hanvec in the far western part of Brittany, near the Atlantic Ocean. Here bull dams perform – then and...

November 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - November 2022

One of the young and enthusiastic dairy farmers and breeders from Canada, without a doubt, is Tony van Lith. His “Valiant” prefix is quickly gaining recognition, also in part due...

November 2022

Random Luck Farm

Jerseys: The Quickest Growing Breed in America’s Dairy Cattle Industry

For the very first time in Dairy Breeds International: an article about the oldest herdbook organization in the US, the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). This organization was established already...

October 2022

Sires Report

Not a Single AI Wanted to Buy Him… and Still Emerson Became One of Elton’s Bestselling Sons around the World!

Do you still remember him: Ricecrest Emerson? Born in 1994, broke through in the TPI-top-ranks in 1999, and subsequently for years a globally popular sire? And that when initially not...

October 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - October 2022

It is rare to find such a complete sire as Welcome In Our World! His name then appears to be well-chosen by breeder Bill Peck from Welcome Stock Farm, because...