Management

Juli 2021

Management

Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (1)

To breed a Holstein that is distinguished as being EX is an accomplishment to be proud of even in times when Holstein breeding is continually striving towards more commercial goals....

Juli 2021

Management

Pro Caseus: Selecting for Milk with Better Cheese-Making Properties

Cheese production is big business in Italy. And when it comes to the production of quality cheese, cow’s milk is not all the same. Now one Italian AI company has...

Juli 2021

Management

How Closely are You Looking at Milking Speed?

Milking speed: Is it a trait that could impact the profitability of your herd? Here we look more closely at this management trait to see how it is evaluated and...

Juli 2021

Management

Discover Australia’s Top Star Brood Cows

From the Elmar Jessicas to Fairvale’s Bonnie family, Australia is renowned for its top Holstein families. However a performance indicator in terms of breeding is the Star Brood Cow system....

Juli 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Natural & LIC

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...

Juli 2021

Management

Irish Herdbook has Sights Set on a Sustainable Future

Currently dairy farming in Ireland is hot property. In December 2020 over 1.5 million milking dairy cows were recorded in Ireland (an increase of 2.1% on the year before), whilst...

Juni 2021

Management

Will Selecting for Rump Improve Fertility and Calving-Ease?

Correct rump structure has long been considered an important part of the frame of a cow – often being linked to her fertility, her ease of giving birth, and to...

Juni 2021

Management

Responses to question: Why do Outcross Sires not Receive More Opportunities?

’Why have AI companies not made more intensive use of outcross sires?’ This is one of the questions sent to HI by the Czech herd manager Jiří Fangl. Questions that...

Juni 2021

Management

Cow Comfort - Important Key to Success on Modern Dairy Farms

Cow comfort. In addition to various aspects around breeding, this is a frequently occurring theme in HI’s breeder’s reports. The more comfortable cows are in their environment, the better the...

Juni 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Aberekin & Genex

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...

May 2021

Management

Feed Efficiency – The most important project for Holstein breeding in the coming years

In April 2015, Australia was the first country in the world that published a breeding value for feed efficiency. The Netherlands followed in December 2020, and since April the USA...

May 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs at: Semex & Superblu

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...