Management

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...

September 2022

Management

Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb Fat + Protein Productions World-wide Part 1

In the Holstein world, high productions always speak to the imagination. Tremendous records of individual animals, but certainly also high averages at the herd level. But how high are the...

September 2022

Management

New: Heat tolerance index in Italy

It was an innovation when Australia first released breeding values for heat tolerance in 2017. Since then, not only has it become common knowledge that heat stress negatively influence cows’...

September 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Masterrind

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...

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...