Management

November 2022

Management

KI Samen has Set Its Own Breeding Strategy for Forty Years Already ‘We believe in practical truth.’

KI Samen was established in 1982 by Antoon van Nieuwenhoven and dairy farmers Bas and Theo Engelen. Forty years later, this privately-owned Dutch AI company still exudes lots of enthusiasm...

November 2022

Management

Boudewijn Koole, 3STAR Genetics ‘Working Together with Breeders and AIs is the Key to our Success.’

3Star-OH Ranger-Red, a much talked about elite sire for gLPI and gTPI. Visstein-3Star Gavino-Red, nr.1 bull in Spain. The Swiss Red Holstein leader Dykster-3Star Ewing-SG. Tirsvad-3Star Member, red PP sensation...

November 2022

Management

BPS Panther Foxcatcher Outcross Sire 2022

‘Always a fun exercise and a difficult one as well. Yet we continue to focus on providing altenative bloodlines, that still do not steer our program off the firm objectives...

October 2022

Management

Francesco Veronese: The challenge is to maintain the identity of Italian genetics

Francesco Veronese has been working for the Italian breeding company Intermizoo for 15 years, the last 9 of which he has served as a sire analyst. And the 40-year-old, who...

October 2022

Management

Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb. Fat+Protein Production World-wide (Part 2)

In HI’s September issue, part one of our unique overview of the highest production farms world-wide appeared, with an overview of elite milkers from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Great...

October 2022

Management

Round Table: Is the blockade of sires of sons a problem or a lot of noise about nothing?

Since various breeding programs have begun withholding their own top sires in the early phase of their career from the general population, this type of genetic protectionism has come under...

October 2022

Management

Hoof health deserves a higher weighting

Before reading this article, think about your feet for a moment! How many kilometres have they already travelled today? How many more kilometres will they cover before the end of...

October 2022

Management

Global Dairy Youth Challenge: Preliminary Round Four

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...

October 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Swissgenetics

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...

September 2022

Management

10 Years of Peak: A Constantly Evolving Genetic Program

The prefix Peak is now a constant on sire ranking lists, not just in the US but other countries too. The number of studs that include bulls bred by Peak...

September 2022

Management

Mike West: ‘Using our Extensive International Network to Keep us in Tune with What Producers will Need in the Future.’

You have often read his comments on bulls from the Semex line-up, product support specialist Mike West. The Canadian based brand name Semex has held a prominent position in the...

September 2022

Management

Global Dairy Youth Challenge: Preliminary Round Three

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...