Management

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

Sires Report

Unique HI Overview: The 58 Most Sold Red Holstein Sires at AI Organizations World-wide

Information from a total of 39 AIs from eleven different countries stand at the foundation of the list of 58 most sold Red Holstein sires for the year 2021. A...

April 2022

Management

The Premiere: Polled Impact Competition 2022!

It is the first time that HI is conducting a vote for the Polled Impact Cow, but that does not mean that we are too late or too early: Quite...

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:...

April 2022

Management

Excluding Genomics: Would That Give Us a More Accurate Measure of a Proven Sire’s Genetic Merit?

Recently a breeder contacted Holstein International with an interesting question…’Once a bull gets a number of daughters in production why don’t they just remove the genomics from his proof altogether?...

March 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Agri-Gene & RUW

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...

March 2022

Management

Erbacres Snapple Shakira: Unanimously Selected as World Champion 2021!

More than 50% of the readers’ votes: In 23 editions, this has happened to just four World Champions. This year a new illustrious name can be added to the list...

March 2022

Management

Holstein Association USA: The Adoption of New Technology is Driving the Breed Forward

“To provide leadership, information, and services to help members and dairy producers worldwide be successful” …that’s the mission statement of the Holstein Association USA. As the largest dairy breed organization...

March 2022

Management

Unique HI Overview: These are the 92 Most Sold Holstein Sires at AI Companies Worldwide

Who were the most sold Holstein sires in 2021? The answer follows here, in a unique overview with 92 bestsellers from 38 breeding organizations in thirteen different countries. As well...

March 2022

Management

Single-Step: Next Generation in Genetic Evaluations

Genomic evaluations first arrived in 2009 and created a revolution in Holstein breeding that more than doubled the rate of genetic gain. Continued refinements and improvements have produced incremental increases...

March 2022

Management

‘No One Knows What the Future Holds; As Such, Genetic Variation Remains Absolutely Essential!’

With 70-90 young sires launched annually, Bayern-Genetik is one of the global Fleckvieh AI giants. Annually, about 1.5 million doses of semen are sold, of which 50% are used in...