Management

May 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs at: Semex & Superblu

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 2021

Management

Get Acquainted with Herdbooks Worldwide: South Africa Holstein

South Africa has among the largest average herd size of any country worldwide. Of all animals registered by South Africa Holstein, 97% are the result of imported semen, producing a...

May 2021

Management

Arcowin: Three Cooperatives Navigate Towards Becoming a Breeding Giant

Earlier already, we reported about Arcowin, the cooperative agreement between three large European AI cooperatives: Evolution (France), Masterrind (Germany) and VikingGenetics (Scandinavia). Initially, it involved working together for breeding purposes,...

May 2021

Management

Bullseye-Genetics: A new Holstein-breeding program with lots of expertise

In an era where mergers and cooperatives generate headlines within the breeding industry, the founding of new breeding companies is a rarity. Despite this, the industry has recently seen the...

Juni 2021

Management

World Wide Sires: Assisting Farmers to Get the Most out of their Genetic Investment

This year, World Wide Sires celebrates its 50th anniversary. Established by the Californian Holstein breeder and entrepreneur Bill Clark in 1971, WWS has been the international representative for all American...

April 2021

Management

Outcross - Fad or Value?

This month our regular guest-writer – An American Dairyman – is wondering how to make outcross work: And how to get value from outcross. Levels of inbreeding percentage are increasing...

April 2021

Management

Linebreeding at an Elite Level: ‘If You Have Something Really Good, Intensify That.’

What follows is a special story: About a special breeder: One who is not concerned in the least with the aspect of “inbreeding”. Armed with a tremendous treasure of pedigree...

April 2021

Management

aAa Animal Analysis: Systematic Breeding Guide to Help Make Better Breeding Decisions

There is a wealth of information available to help select the right bulls to use in your herd: Total merit rankings, genomics, linear traits, pedigree and cow family information… the...

April 2021

Management

Heat Stress: A Major Issue for the Modern Dairy Cow

It may well seem like your cows are becoming less able to deal with the stress of a hot summer’s day – feed intake drops, respiration rates go up, and...

April 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs Evolution & Genetics Hokkaido

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...

April 2021

Management

Farmersbid.com – A new online auction service provider with lots of expertise

For years, live streaming and online bidding have been standard practice for auctions worldwide. The current Coronavirus pandemic has made the trend even more popular. And the experiences have largely...

April 2021

Management

Spastic Paresis; costly defect in dairy cows

In recent years, there has been necessary attention for the increasingly straighter rear leg position in Holsteins. Too often we see young animals that have much straighter rear legs than...