Management

January 2022

Management

Aumann and Hefner from BVN: ‘We Want to Preserve the Influence and Opportunities of Breeders Across the Board.’

One of the largest AI organizations in Europe can be found in the northern part of the German state of Bavaria: BVN. With more than 100 young Fleckvieh sires per...

January 2022

Management

Apple is the All-Time Red World Champion

It was the perfect time to conduct the All-Time Red World Champion competition, a silver lining to a dark cloud that has shrouded the world’s show rings over the past...

December 2021

Management

OHG & VOSt: Why size does not determine success!

After years of alliances and mergers, the breeding landscape in Germany has been cleaned up considerably. Of the 12 breeding cooperatives that were in existence 10 years ago, there are...

December 2021

Management

Using Milk for Pregnancy Detection

Knowing if a cow is open or pregnant plays a vital role in effectively managing your herd, but how do you detect pregnancies? In this management article we focus on...

December 2021

Management

Lakeside UPS Red Range: Most Influential Bull Dam World-wide Wins 15th Red Impact Title!

In HI’s July issue, she was described as one of the world’s most influential bull dams. Lakeside UPS Red Range, the dam of sixteen young AI sons, including the Canadian...

December 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Intermizoo & KI Samen

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...

November 2021

Management

Focus-On Extra: Leg SetWhich elite sires transmit more curvature to the legs?

Be on guard for straight feet & legs! This advice can be heard regularly for using bulls: Very regularly. Yes, straight legs, short teats, and high pins are certainly among...

November 2021

Management

ABS Global, 80 Years, Focusing on the Next Step

In 1941, 80 years ago, J. Rockefeller Prentice was involved in founding the Northern Illinois Holstein Artificial Breeding Association. Prentice started more AI companies. All were merged into the American...

November 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Genetics Australia & CRV

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...

November 2021

Management

Cow Family Tournament: Responses from the Breeders

In HI’s October issue, you were introduced to numbers 6 and 5 in HI’s global Cow Family Tournament: Glenridge Citation Roxy and Kamps-Hollow Altitude-RC. On these pages, you find the...

November 2021

Management

Vote for your All-Time Red World Champion!

A critical mistake on HI’s Red Holstein poster from August meant that the competition could not proceed fairly. For that reason, HI’s editorial staff saw no other option than to...

October 2021

Management

From vacuum to teat cup liners: How milking equipment influences udder health

It is without question that genetics have an influence on udder health. But, of course, there are other factors that also have a lot of influence on the quality of...