Management

March 2021

Management

Mark Comfort: Allowing Great Sires to Go Everywhere

Many of you will know at least one of Mark Comfort’s businesses – like “Udder Comfort”, “Comfort Holsteins”, or his former semen distribution company “Transfer Genetics”. Responsible for reshaping semen...

March 2021

Management

The Value of Index Conversions

Holstein breeding is a truly international industry. Thousands of bulls enter AI studs around the globe every year. How do you know which ones are the best for your breeding...

March 2021

Management

Dansk Holstein: Continually in Discussion with Farmers about their Wishes

That Denmark recently welcomed the 13-year-old Bojer daughter Frida as an ultra-young 200,000 kg cow is no coincidence. The Danish dairy industry has progressed tremendously. After a tumultuous period, there...

March 2021

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs at VikingGenetics & Cogent

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...

February 2021

Management

Peak: Collaboration of Competitors within the Industry

In North America the heifer programs established by the major bull studs are a core part of the bull breeding industry. Most bull studs now source more than 50% of...

February 2021

Management

Discover the Highest Type Sires Worldwide

Each proof run HI explores the highest index sires worldwide, but unfortunately we do not always have space and time to investigate who leads for type. Here we embark on...

February 2021

Management

Weaning: A Crucial Early Moment During Calf Raising

Raising calves is an indispensable part of dairy farming. HI spoke to four international players with tremendous expertise in this area. They passionately share about how the first days, weeks,...

February 2021

Management

BoD Programs at BBG & ABS Global

The use of beef sires on the bottom end of the herd (Beef-on-Dairy) has become a popular concept on dairy farms. In this series of articles, each month HI will...

February 2021

Management

Polled Gallery - The influential icons behind the best PP sires worldwide

Polled breeding and the goal of bringing the polled segment to the peak of the conventional top lists are among the main tasks that breeding programs around the world are...

January 2021

Management

Holstein UK: Propelled by Passionate Breeders who Drive Innovation

For HI’s 3rd instalment of the “herdbook series” we visit Holstein UK – who continues to bolster its position as the pivotal British herdbook by nurturing the next generation, and...

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

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...