Management

January 2021

Management

Calving Ease and Daughter Calving Ability: Two Different Indexes with the Same Goal

Partially thanks to the arrival of genomics, there are fewer and fewer bulls from which the descendants are born with difficulty, or from whom the daughters themselves have a hard...

January 2021

Management

New Progeny Proven Indexes World-wide

Sound System, Sinus, Burley, Bosman, Empire, Uranus, Louxor, Perks, Sunlight… all names of sires that are positioned as Nr. 1 in December, and in the previous release (August) were also...

January 2021

Management

New DNA Indexes World-wide

The wide array of breeding values offers young Holstein bulls the possibility of tremendous indexes. High production and fitness values often turn out to be essential to this. Progress on...

January 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy in HI: Meet the Leading Suppliers of Quality Beef Bulls

The use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows has become a worldwide phenomenon. With continued growth in dairy-beef demand, Holstein International will now feature a series introducing...

January 2021

Management

Sire Breeding Values For Polled And Red Holsteins Worldwide

The stability and the consistency which the December evaluations showed in almost all leading Holsteins countries rubbed off on the section for polled and red sires. Nonetheless there were several...

January 2021

Management

Bovec: 50 Years Strong in the French Breeding Market

Bovec began in February 1971: Initially as a consulting firm for larger dairy farms, and since 1974 also an importer and distributor of American Holstein semen in France - first...

December 2020

Management

Emerging Feet and Leg Concerns in Dairy Cattle

Canadian veterinarian Dr. Gordon Atkins is renowned internationally for his presentations on functional type in dairy cattle. He has been a practicing vet for more than 40 years, and since...

December 2020

Management

Daily Change Equals Little Progress

In his 5th contribution to Holstein International, our guestwriter An American Dairyman is focusing on sire selection. As the headline says: changing your goals too often will result in too...

December 2020

Management

Matthew Winter: ‘The social benefits of breed societies cannot be overstated’

Lively London to leisurely Lincolnshire: Why Matthew Winter left his big-league job in the city to return to the family farm… and what he wants to achieve in his role...

December 2020

Management

Dry Cow Management: Optimal Preparation Brings Out the Best in a Cow

Most health problems with the dairy cow occur when giving birth or within the first 2 months of lactation, when her body is dealing with the stresses of calving or...

December 2020

Management

Vytelle Opens a New IVF Lab in Scotland

A new IVF lab in Dumfries, Scotland, will enable Vytelle to make available its hormone-free IVF technology to dairy and beef cattle breeders in the UK and Ireland. In recent...

December 2020

Management

RZG and the new RZ€ – Germany follows the international trend

Since the August evaluations, Germany’s dairy farmers can look at the new economic index RZ€ in addition to the RZG. However, the RZ€ is not a revolution or a huge...