Management

April 2021

Management

Outcross - Fad or Value?

This month our regular guest-writer – An American Dairyman – is wondering how to make outcross work: And how to get value from outcross. Levels of inbreeding percentage are increasing...

April 2021

Management

Spastic Paresis; costly defect in dairy cows

In recent years, there has been necessary attention for the increasingly straighter rear leg position in Holsteins. Too often we see young animals that have much straighter rear legs than...

April 2021

Management

Farmersbid.com – A new online auction service provider with lots of expertise

For years, live streaming and online bidding have been standard practice for auctions worldwide. The current Coronavirus pandemic has made the trend even more popular. And the experiences have largely...

April 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs Evolution & Genetics Hokkaido

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...

April 2021

Management

Heat Stress: A Major Issue for the Modern Dairy Cow

It may well seem like your cows are becoming less able to deal with the stress of a hot summer’s day – feed intake drops, respiration rates go up, and...

April 2021

Management

aAa Animal Analysis: Systematic Breeding Guide to Help Make Better Breeding Decisions

There is a wealth of information available to help select the right bulls to use in your herd: Total merit rankings, genomics, linear traits, pedigree and cow family information… the...

March 2021

Management

Popular among Red & White: These are the Most Sold Red Holstein Sires at AI Companies World-wide

From Avatar to Power, Rambo to Mauro, Redalex to Unstopabull, Noah to Rager, Manana to Go Fast and Swingman to Solitair; here are the most sold Red Holstein sires at...

March 2021

Management

Why are people losing interest in genetics? Genetic Income Opportunities

Since the breakthrough of genomics in 2008, the situation in the breeding industry has clearly changed. Our regular guest writer, An American Dairyman, is taking a look at it and...

March 2021

Management

Dansk Holstein: Continually in Discussion with Farmers about their Wishes

That Denmark recently welcomed the 13-year-old Bojer daughter Frida as an ultra-young 200,000 kg cow is no coincidence. The Danish dairy industry has progressed tremendously. After a tumultuous period, there...

March 2021

Management

Mark Comfort: Allowing Great Sires to Go Everywhere

Many of you will know at least one of Mark Comfort’s businesses – like “Udder Comfort”, “Comfort Holsteins”, or his former semen distribution company “Transfer Genetics”. Responsible for reshaping semen...

March 2021

Management

The Value of Index Conversions

Holstein breeding is a truly international industry. Thousands of bulls enter AI studs around the globe every year. How do you know which ones are the best for your breeding...

March 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs at VikingGenetics & Cogent

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...