Management

January 2021

Management

Sire Breeding Values For Polled And Red Holsteins Worldwide

The stability and the consistency which the December evaluations showed in almost all leading Holsteins countries rubbed off on the section for polled and red sires. Nonetheless there were several...

January 2021

Management

Bovec: 50 Years Strong in the French Breeding Market

Bovec began in February 1971: Initially as a consulting firm for larger dairy farms, and since 1974 also an importer and distributor of American Holstein semen in France - first...

December 2020

Management

Emerging Feet and Leg Concerns in Dairy Cattle

Canadian veterinarian Dr. Gordon Atkins is renowned internationally for his presentations on functional type in dairy cattle. He has been a practicing vet for more than 40 years, and since...

December 2020

Management

Daily Change Equals Little Progress

In his 5th contribution to Holstein International, our guestwriter An American Dairyman is focusing on sire selection. As the headline says: changing your goals too often will result in too...

December 2020

Management

Matthew Winter: ‘The social benefits of breed societies cannot be overstated’

Lively London to leisurely Lincolnshire: Why Matthew Winter left his big-league job in the city to return to the family farm… and what he wants to achieve in his role...

December 2020

Management

Dry Cow Management: Optimal Preparation Brings Out the Best in a Cow

Most health problems with the dairy cow occur when giving birth or within the first 2 months of lactation, when her body is dealing with the stresses of calving or...

December 2020

Management

Vytelle Opens a New IVF Lab in Scotland

A new IVF lab in Dumfries, Scotland, will enable Vytelle to make available its hormone-free IVF technology to dairy and beef cattle breeders in the UK and Ireland. In recent...

December 2020

Management

RZG and the new RZ€ – Germany follows the international trend

Since the August evaluations, Germany’s dairy farmers can look at the new economic index RZ€ in addition to the RZG. However, the RZ€ is not a revolution or a huge...

November 2020

Management

Get Acquainted with Herdbooks All Over the World: Holstein Australia

This is the third installment in our series featuring the major Holstein herdbooks around the globe. Did you know that the same foundation animals that started the Holstein breed in...

November 2020

Management

Black Silver Bovine Technology: Glittering New Addition to the Bull Stud Industry

Black Silver is a new name in the world of international Holstein genetics. Founded by some passionate young Holstein breeders from Canada, Black Silver has entered the highly competitive industry...

November 2020

Management

E-Mails to HI…about stature

In my experience as a US dairyman the issues with stature today are more regionalized than worldwide. I am located in the Southeastern US. It’s unusual to see cows that...

November 2020

Management

PhönixGroup - Germany’s Newest Mega-Breeding Program

There was already a small earthquake that rattled through the German breeding branch in mid-September when 6 German breeding companies at once announced that as of January 1st, 2021, they...