Management

October 2021

Management

From vacuum to teat cup liners: How milking equipment influences udder health

It is without question that genetics have an influence on udder health. But, of course, there are other factors that also have a lot of influence on the quality of...

October 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Genes Diffusion & Alta Genetics

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed...

October 2021

Management

Cow Family Tournament: Responses from the Breeders

In HI’s September issue, you were able to become well-acquainted with the families that placed 10, 9, 8 and 7 in HI’s Cow Family Tournament. Now it is time for...

October 2021

Management

Josef Pott: Why Arcowin is not a forced, but rather a logical step into the future

When Arcowin officially begins its work on January 1st, 2022, it will not only be the structures in the areas of the breeding program, research and development at the three...

October 2021

Management

Chart Toppers: The Highest Indexing Females of the US

In modern breeding the chart toppers of the elite females of the breed have become more valuable than ever. Extreme prices are being paid for the truly elite animals while...

September 2021

Management

Crampiness: Can it be Eradicated from the Holstein Breed?

The disappointment of discovering that a favourite cow has become crampy is a frustration many breeders have felt. The possibility that this condition may be becoming more prevalent has led...

September 2021

Management

New Zealand’s objective: Animals whose progeny will be the most efficient converters of feed into farmer profit

Low cost milk production from pasture grazing has contributed to New Zealand becoming the world’s leading dairy export nation. Management practices and genetic selection programs aimed at maximizing efficiency of...

September 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Select Sires & Qnetics

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed...

August 2021

Management

Polled Increasingly Popular: Attention to P and Especially PP Sires Continues to Grow World-wide

What was still a niche market in most countries just a few years ago, has grown more and more into a serious category in the AI world: P and PP...

August 2021

Management

Fertility: Significant Support Available for Indispensable Link

The cow should have been pregnant already, but is still not showing any heat signs. Other cows have already been bred five times, but still show up again every 3,...

August 2021

Management

Via Pax: Pioneers in Bringing Embryo Transfer to the Dairy Industry

Today almost every young bull that enters bull studs worldwide is the result of embryo transfer (ET). The technology is common place for multiplying and moving elite genetics around the...

August 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Masterrind & Ascol

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed...