Management

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...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Management

Journey through the breeding world

Where is the trend heading the Brown Swiss AI studs? The following article will detail the answer, which shows that the differences in the bloodlines of the sires of sons...

July 2022

Management

Global Dairy Youth Challenge: Preliminary Round One

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...

July 2022

Management

Schau der Besten: Impressive Show Case for the Masterrind Breeding Region

‘Fantastic that we can do this again!’ Many participants, spectators, and organizers would have had a similar thought during their first elite show in perhaps two or maybe even three...

June 2022

Sires

“Surrogate Sires”: The Concept is now a Reality

How many times has this thought occurred? When an outstanding sire has a shortage of semen supply, or an elite bull is injured and cannot produce semen, or even when...

June 2022

Management

Health after calving is determined in the time period before calving!

It is the typical diseases like hypocalcemia (milk fever), ketosis, mastitis and metritis that hang like threatening storm clouds over the post-calving phase. And, in addition to the clinically obvious,...

May 2022

Management

Expo Bulle 2022: Podium of the best Red Holstein show of all time?

In the final of the Expo Bulle, all eyes naturally turned towards the two new Swiss National Champions Hanna-Vray and All-Star Elegance. However, the conversations around the ring focused on...

May 2022

Management

Exclusive in HI: Elite Club of 200,000 kg/440,000 lb. Holsteins Grows to Thirty-one Members Globally

In July 2020, HI presented a unique overview of 24 (Red) Holstein cows with lifetime production of 200,000 kg/440,000 lb. and more – an elite global club of absolute lifetime...