Management

September 2023

Management

NoBull Sires: Offering Credible Bulls from Time-Tested Genetics

The idea of NoBull Sires started four years ago. Tired of not being able to find sires from the time-tested dams they wanted, Ben Masemore, Ethan Wentworth and Rusty Herr...

September 2023

Management

Feet and Legs: It’s Complicated!

Genetic advancement has been impressive, not only for production but for health and type traits too. Udders are now much more uniform across the breed than ever before, and a...

August 2023

Management

Swiss Expo returns!

It’s an honor for us to announce the grand return of the famous Swiss Expo! Yes, in just over 4 months it will be that time again: the globe’s most...

August 2023

Management

Udder health: Besides breeding, management plays an important role

Udder diseases continue to be one of the primary culling reasons for dairy cattle. For several decades, udder health has been a main breeding priority and yet it remains a...

August 2023

Management

Melanie Harmitt: The State of the Industry in the UK

Melanie Harmitt is the CEO of Holstein UK: Here she gives us some insights into the British dairy industry. Each year 3,000 British Holstein breeders register over 200,000 animals with...

July 2023

Management

Fertility & Genetics: Become Familiar with the Different Traits that have Produced a Major Success Story

The most important improvement over the past 20 years ensuring the Holstein retains its position as the world’s premier dairy cow has been in the area of her fertility. Credit...

June 2023

Management

Heat Stress: The Modern Dairy Cow is less Heat Tolerant Than in the Past

Every summer, heat stress leads to lost milk production and supressed fertility rates in the modern dairy cow. Selection for more heat tolerant animals, incorporating the slick gene, providing housing...

June 2023

Management

Recumbency: Calves that Can’t Stand Up

The latest genetic disorder to be identified in the Holstein breed involves calves that appear normal but can’t stand up. It has taken researchers more than a year to unravel...

June 2023

Management

Unique: The Most Influential Dams and Breeding Icons behind the Highest American Sires!

Here follow the most prominent dams, foundation dams, and breeding icons behind the highest DNA and progeny proven sires from the recent April release - with a special role for...

May 2023

Management

Software Meets Dairy Management: Solutions to allow for better decisions!

Take a moment to look back and think about what your situation was like 20 years ago. What technology was available at the time and how would you have solved...

May 2023

Management

The sharp rise of global milk production – New countries and traditional Holstein nations are trying to find their balance

Milk has been consumed in this world for millennia, but never as much as now in the 20th and 21st centuries. And the increase in global milk production seems to...

April 2023

Management

Canada Releases the World’s First Methane Efficiency Genetic Evaluations

In a world-first, the April genetic evaluations in Canada include the new trait of Methane Efficiency. It is expected that this new genetic selection tool should enable dairy producers to...