Management

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 Report

“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...

May 2022

Management

Proof Reliabilities Give You a Means to Assess Risk

An animal’s genetic evaluation is an estimate of the genetics it will transmit to its offspring. The reliability tells us the likelihood of how much the proof might change once...

May 2022

Management

Carlos Ugarte: ‘Bulls must be easy to match!’

If there are key positions in the breeding business, then sire analyst is certainly among them. The bulls that they generate need to meet the demands of the dairy farmers....

May 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: AI Kampen & Dunmasc Genetics.

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...

May 2022

Management

Lionel The Most Extreme Milk Transmitter Ever

Bounding to the top of the TPI charts with the April proof release was the Frazzled son Lionel, with an amazing TPI of 3172. And at +3397lb of milk, he’s...

April 2022

Management

Bles Dairies: Purpose Driven Company with Global Reach and Local Impact

The Dutch company Bles Dairies was founded in 1990 as a livestock exporter supplying pedigreed Holstein heifers to Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. A genetics division was added in 1997...

April 2022

Management

Beef-On-Dairy at Select Sires: The New BART Program to Produce Bulls for Use on Dairy Cows

Beef semen sales in the US reached a record 8.7 million units in 2021, up 21% from the previous year. Indeed, 10 years earlier only 1.3 million units sold and...

April 2022

Management

Calf Diarrhea: A Prevalent and Also Solvable Phenomenon

On many dairy farms, calf diarrhea is a frequent source of frustration. Additional work, higher costs, reduced revenue, and even dead calves are all reasons for this. The best remedy:...