Netherlands

June 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country - June 2024

Initially, at Fairvue Farms (1500 milking cows) in the American state of Connecticut, only unregistered Holsteins were being milked. ‘Seven years ago we started implanting embryos from elite breeding programs...

February 2024

Herd reports

Willem’s-Hoeve Holsteins:Pursuit of New AI Sires Keeps the Breeding Fire Burning

Until the arrival of genomics, Willem’s-Hoeve Holsteins provided many AI sires each year, in part due to the multi-talented and easy breeding Rita family. Subsequently, the market changed drastically. By...

January 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2024

If you glance through the European gTPI rankings you’ll notice a prefix that frequently appears: Cristella. This name belongs to an Italian farm situated near the village of San Daniele...

October 2023

Cow Families

Moved to the Neighbours: Bull Dam Apina Nadja 143 Flourishes in the Ubachs Herd

With three available sons, Apina Nadja 143 is one of the most remarkable bull dams in the Netherlands. As such, she is following in the rich bull dam tradition of...

July 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2023

‘I’ve always really admired Jocobs Britany as a truly great brood cow,’ explains Andrew Den Haan. ‘Then the year when the National Show was held in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, we...

June 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - June 2023

Which conformation talents do a young American Holstein need to display for the maximum score of EX-92? Those looking at this photo of the second lactation Wi Fisherdale AC Extend,...

June 2023

Herd reports

Bosgoed in the Netherlands: Three Decades of Consistent Crossbreeding with Holstein-Jersey-Brown Swiss

Brown Swiss, Jersey, Fleckvieh, Montbéliarde; the use of “Dairy Breeds” on Holsteins is taking place in a variety of forms in the Netherlands. The Bosgoed family in Denekamp, close to...

June 2023

Netherlands

KI Kampen: Continuing to ensure sufficient variation, also with the Dutch Friesian breed

Undoubtedly one of the best sources of the Dutch Friesian breed (which lies at the foundation of the Holstein breed) is the Dutch AI company KI Kampen. Today this organization...

May 2023

Cow Families

141 Years after her Emigration from Boksum to New YorkThe Family of America’s Historic Record Cow Pietertje is Still Performing in Friesland

No wonder that she became world famous: Pietertje 2, the Friesian cow that emigrated to America and there set a world record for production that stood for no less than...

May 2023

Herd reports

Big Holsteins: Already 103 cows with over 100,000 kg/220,000 lb by Breeding for Persistency and Late Maturity

With 103 cows >100,000 kg/220,000 lb milk and 29 cows >10,000 kg/22,000 lb fat+protein, the farm of the Knoef family (Big Holsteins) in eastern Netherlands is a true model of...

April 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - April 2023

Grand Champion at the Estevanens Show in Switzerland last fall was Londaly Armani Lovely-Red EX-94. Earlier in her career Lovely had been Intermediate Champion at the Swiss Expo 2017 and...

April 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - April 2023

In February 2023, HI presented 22 EX daughters of the Roxy descendant Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket EX-94. Remarkable: an unmentioned VG-85 Doorman out of Locket has likely provided the most valuable...