Management

August 2022

Management

Selecting for Longevity: Now With Much Greater Progress

It seems that the dramatic improvement in production traits for Holsteins over the years has often been at the expense of longevity… or at least any gains in longevity have...

August 2022

Management

Beef-On-Dairy: Growing Interest in Angus Genetics

Angus has become the dominant breed in a number of major beef-producing countries around the globe. Effective marketing and breed improvement programs have helped to grow market share. Now that...

August 2022

Management

Galys-Vray & Hanna-Vray: Beloved in France, Switzerland, and around the world

Within the Holstein community there are likely few for whom the two Atwood sisters Galys-Vray and Hanna-Vray are foreign. While Galys was already featured once by HI (02/2016), a spotlight...

August 2022

Management

Good Udder Health: Important Key to Success on Modern Dairy Farms

A high somatic cell count, besides reducing milk revenue, also increases the likelihood of mastitis. Very undesirable then, due to its economic impact and the possible premature loss of valuable...

August 2022

Management

Pine-Tree from the Steiner Family: Continuous Vision in Combination with Abundant Passion

We will begin with her for a moment anyway. Even though, the Steiner family – the owner of Pine-Tree Dairy – will not quickly put her in the forefront nowadays....

August 2022

Management

Global Dairy Youth Challenge: Preliminary Round Two

After the success of the first competition in 2020, for the second time HI presents the Global Dairy Youth Challenge: a competition for young people. Via four preliminary rounds, the...

August 2022

Management

Brian Behnke Introduces St. Jacobs’ New Sire Program: ‘Linear Choice is our Entry into Commercial Dairy Farming’

“Type without Compromise”: From this vision, St. Jacobs ABC developed internationally successful bulls such as Dundee, Destry-RC, Aftershock, Crush and Denver. Young “St. Jacobs Choice” bulls for the top type...

July 2022

Management

Round-Table Which Total Performance Index Do You Prefer?

Which total merit index do you use in choosing the bulls for your herd? Which traits do you focus on in particular? Which traits do you put less emphasis on?...

July 2022

Management

Holstein Austria and the rise to one of the most esteemed populations in Europe

Admittedly, the 48,000 herdbook cows makeup one of the small populations in Europe. Just as small, but with considerable international orientation, is the breeding program. Nonetheless, Austria’s Holsteins are on...

July 2022

Management

The best type sires in the world and the requirement of them for wide use

The importance of conformation for the profitability of a cow is a recurring topic of discussion. But: a sire that wants to achieve a certain international popularity will not succeed...

July 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy at Cogent: Strategic Use of Male Sexed Beef Semen

‘By the end of 2022 we expect figures to show that over 60% of beef produced in the UK comes from dairy herds,’ explains Cogent beef program manager Boomer Birch....

Brown Swiss International 2022

Management

Disolabruna Guarantees milk from Brown Swiss

The Italian Brown Swiss breeding association Anarb brought the brand Disolabruna to life 17 years ago. Only cheese and other dairy products from pure Brown Swiss milk can be marketed...