Netherlands

March 2021

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - March 2021

‘Multimate can attribute his popularity to the fact that he transmits cows that are robust and produce a lot of milk from well-attached, shallow udders,’ says Jaap Brinkman from CRV....

March 2021

Sires Report

Focus on... March 2021

There are many traits that international Holstein breeding is working to develop at the moment. However, none of them have generated attention in the same way that feed efficiency has....

March 2021

Sires Report

Pine-Tree AltaOak: His Remarkable Foundation and His Intense Impact (1)

Before we begin the portrait of Leif, the remarkable maternal grandsire of AltaOak, we will take a short look at Oak’s career. How did Oak end up as a young...

February 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - February 2021

The forced cancellation of the annual Irish National Dairy Show in October led to a competition to determine the Champion of the Decade. Ridgefield Dundee Portea EX-95 claimed the title...

February 2021

Sires Report

Bull Talk - February 2021

Born in the US, housed in Canada, owned by a Spanish AI company. That is true of the young bull Siemers CD Pairing 31607. Sire analyst Juan Carlos Conde explains...

January 2021

Sires Report

Bull Talk - January 2021

He has not yet appeared on HI’s cover as a mature bull… but now it seems like the right moment. Seagull-Bay Silver is no longer alive, but: he is the...

January 2021

Cow Families

The less well-known sister? European Aiko Branch Flourishes at Drouner Holsteins

In 2009, Kamps-Hollow Altitude won HI’s Red Impact Competition. In 2013 and 2015, that honour fell to her daughters Apple and Aiko, while in 2016 and 2018 Aiko’s daughters Aika...

December 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - December 2020

‘In her best days, Portefolio was the cow that every breeder dreams about. Her conformation, especially when it came to her exceptional udder, was nearly perfect. In addition, she was...

December 2020

Herd reports

Oelhorst Holsteins: Consistently and Correctly Using the Very Best Bulls World-Wide

Solid conformation cows with average production of 12,274 kg/27,060 lb. milk and 3.56% protein, and a lifetime total at culling of 55,000 kg/121,250 lb; at Oelhorst Holsteins in the Netherlands,...

December 2020

Sires Report

Unique HI Overview: Here are the Bestselling Holstein Sires at AI Companies World-wide

Who were the most sold Holstein bulls during the past six months? HI posed this question to breeding companies world-wide. The answers resulted in the unique accompanying overview: 77 bestsellers...

November 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - November 2020

Just due to her colour alone, Logan Jodie 3-Red turns out to be a special sight. ‘She is nearly entirely white, only the tips of her ears are red,’ explains...

November 2020

Cow Families

Koepon Regenias: Strong Advance Thanks to Ruby-Ann

In August, HI wrote extensively about 50 years of Koepon. At Koepon Garnwerd, Wijnand Pon’s dairy farm in the northern Dutch province of Groningen, various high calibre Holstein families compete....