Management

December 2022

Management

No Production Records and No Classification on Bull Dams?

Holstein International readers regularly contact us with requests or observations. Below is a request for us to look at the topic of missing performance data on bull dams, a comment...

December 2022

Management

The French Breed INRA-95 was Produced Specifically for Use on Dairy Cows

Good early growth, extra muscularity in the hindquarter, and smaller calves to promote calving-ease; the breeding goals for the INRA-95 have been clear right from the start. This is one...

December 2022

Management

South Tyrol – A Holstein pearl in the northern Italian Alps

It is more than 60 years ago that dairy farmers in South Tyrol first imported black and white cows from northern Germany. What followed is a development that has still...

December 2022

Management

Global Dairy Youth Challenge: The Finale!

In February, HI will present the winners. Also read in HI’s February edition about which participants in the four preliminary rounds of the Global Challenge submitted the best rationale for...

December 2022

Management

Corn: Sowing the Seed of Success

One of the prime sources of forage for dairy cows around the globe is corn (maize), providing both high fibre and energy for the diet. One of corn’s many advantages...

November 2022

Management

Boudewijn Koole, 3STAR Genetics ‘Working Together with Breeders and AIs is the Key to our Success.’

3Star-OH Ranger-Red, a much talked about elite sire for gLPI and gTPI. Visstein-3Star Gavino-Red, nr.1 bull in Spain. The Swiss Red Holstein leader Dykster-3Star Ewing-SG. Tirsvad-3Star Member, red PP sensation...

November 2022

Management

BPS Panther Foxcatcher Outcross Sire 2022

‘Always a fun exercise and a difficult one as well. Yet we continue to focus on providing altenative bloodlines, that still do not steer our program off the firm objectives...

November 2022

Management

KI Samen has Set Its Own Breeding Strategy for Forty Years Already ‘We believe in practical truth.’

KI Samen was established in 1982 by Antoon van Nieuwenhoven and dairy farmers Bas and Theo Engelen. Forty years later, this privately-owned Dutch AI company still exudes lots of enthusiasm...

October 2022

Management

Round Table: Is the blockade of sires of sons a problem or a lot of noise about nothing?

Since various breeding programs have begun withholding their own top sires in the early phase of their career from the general population, this type of genetic protectionism has come under...

October 2022

Management

Francesco Veronese: The challenge is to maintain the identity of Italian genetics

Francesco Veronese has been working for the Italian breeding company Intermizoo for 15 years, the last 9 of which he has served as a sire analyst. And the 40-year-old, who...

October 2022

Management

Hoof health deserves a higher weighting

Before reading this article, think about your feet for a moment! How many kilometres have they already travelled today? How many more kilometres will they cover before the end of...

October 2022

Management

Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb. Fat+Protein Production World-wide (Part 2)

In HI’s September issue, part one of our unique overview of the highest production farms world-wide appeared, with an overview of elite milkers from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Great...