Mike West

March 2024

Sires Report

Gymnast: A Major Impact Sire in European Breeding

Canadian sire Boldi V Gymnast started his career as a bull that excelled in various evaluation systems. He ranked especially well on the basis of the RZG in Germany, and...

August 2023

Sires Report

On Route to Nearly Complete Perfection: Pine-Tree-I Pursuit

In December 2021, he dazzled as America’s new nr.1 TPI sire. In HI’s March 2023 edition, he was one of the most faultless Holstein transmitters available. His name: Pine-Tree-I Pursuit....

July 2023

Sires Report

BullTalk - July 2023

‘I have seen his Prosperous dam, Bandares grandam, and Damaris great-grandam myself; all three are impressive cows with tremendous udders. All three are still active in the barn of breeder...

July 2023

Sires Report

Ranger Red: The red high achiever and the huge potential of his sons

In April 2021 the star rose of a bull who was to revolutionize breeding. 3Star OH Ranger-Red, the Rubels son from the already-now legendary bull dam Lakeside Ups Red Range,...

April 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - April 2023

In order to register any young bull in Canada a genomic test is required. The Dickieson family of Birkentree Holsteins at North Rustico, Prince Edward Island, wanted to register a...

March 2023

Management

(Virtually) Faultless Transmitters: Selected for You by Nearly All AI Companies World-wide

What is the value of a top bull with 3200 TPI if he transmits very short teats? What are the options for a sky high RZG sire if the stature...

January 2023

Sires Report

BullTalk - January 2023

As of late, the lineup of sires in the absolute top from AI Total has grown significantly; in that abundant offering, we turn our attention here to the young Wet...

December 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - December 2022

‘He has exceptional traits that make him very attractive to people who are interested in Red Holstein genetics,’ says Genex staff member Abby Van de Ven about the fascinating young...

November 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - November 2022

One of the young and enthusiastic dairy farmers and breeders from Canada, without a doubt, is Tony van Lith. His “Valiant” prefix is quickly gaining recognition, also in part due...

September 2022

Management

Mike West: ‘Using our Extensive International Network to Keep us in Tune with What Producers will Need in the Future.’

You have often read his comments on bulls from the Semex line-up, product support specialist Mike West. The Canadian based brand name Semex has held a prominent position in the...

September 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - September 2022

Cows with a slick hide (shorter and smoother hair) are able to better cope with high temperatures (see also page 7). For this reason, the number of sires with the...

July 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - July 2022

Time for a remarkable sire. He is five years old and displays (progeny proven) his highest TPI index ever: 2887, based on 448 milking daughters. As such, he has jumped...