Management

April 2024

Management

Heat Stress: Recognizing Potential and Planning Ahead Before the Heat Comes!

For several decades global warming has been a topic of discussion and analysis. In this process, the overwhelming conclusion is that in many parts of the world, the climate will...

Jersey International

Management

Rob Derksen: ‘Australian Jersey Breeders have Embraced the Best Genetics in the World’

Rob Derksen started his career in cattle breeding in 1973, at Victorian Artificial Breeders (VAB), where he first came into contact with the Jersey breed. Derksen has been employed by...

Jersey International

Management

Vote for your Jersey World Champion

Welcome to the exciting first selection of the Jersey World Champion. Twelve of the best Jersey cows from eleven countries are set to compete, spoiling you for choice. Enjoy a...

Jersey International

Management

New Zealand’s Mark Townshend: Jerseys are More Production Efficient than Holsteins

‘Jerseys in New Zealand have gone through a period of being unfashionable,’ explains Mark. ‘However, a lot has changed since the 1990s when there were butter surpluses, to today when...

April 2024

Management

A half century of genetics and innovation The success story of Semex

Since its founding in May, 1974, Semex has made a remarkable trip through the world of cattle breeding. What began quite humbly developed into a success story that now spans...

Jersey International

Management

Exclusive Globally >400 New Jersey Sires Launched Annually Overview of All Prominent Jersey Breeding Programs World-wide

There is a burst of activity in global Jersey breeding. That is evident from the research that Jersey International did with AI organizations all over the world. How many new...

April 2024

Management

Fifty Years of ET and OPU/IVF: Large and Increasingly Broad Influence on the Holstein Breed

Fifty years ago, on March 12, 1974, the world’s first Holstein ET calf was born. This bull calf, named Rockalli Son of Bova, marks the starting shot of the enormous...

Jersey International

Management

June 16-22, 2024: World Conference for Jerseys in Denmark

The Jersey world is preparing for the fascinating World Jersey Cattle Conference which will take place on June 16-22, 2024 in Denmark. This global conference is held once every three...

March 2024

Management

Young minds, big ideas: the vibrancy of our young breeders!

In the world of farming and cattle breeding there are many groups of young, passionate breeders that bring new wind to the sails of Holstein breeding around the world. The...

March 2024

Management

30 Years of Holstein International: 1994-2024 The Most Significant Breeding Changes and a Look at a Variety of Sires

Thirty years of HI, or in other words: 360 HI editions! Enormously fascinating to leaf through all 360 editions – and thus to conclude that global breeding has gone through...

March 2024

Management

Holstein World Championship: Choose your World Champion 2023

It’s in a new format and a new time-slot…but it’s the 26th edition of the World Champion competition! This time we have more cows representing more countries than ever before:...

March 2024

Management

Calf Vitality: Selecting Genetics to Improve Heifer Survival

Over the past 15 years, Holstein breeding programs worldwide have produced dramatic gains, not just in terms of production but also for health and welfare outcomes too. Especially the rebound...