Netherlands

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

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...

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...

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....

October 2020

Sires report

Intriguing Sires - October 2020

Gladius is the new leader in Germany, based on both gRZG (169) and the new economic index gRZ€ (2904). Gladius will transmit lots of milk (2265kg) with positive components (+.12%...

October 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - October 2020

Naturally, there are special reasons to explain why we are presenting the 4-year-old Maren here. The VG-88 Goldday daughter, whose pedigree, via daughters from Mascalese and Goldsun, goes back to...

October 2020

Cow Families

JIMM Holstein Hellen 589: A Remarkable Dutch Spectacle

‘Hellen 589 is, in time to participate in the NRM next year, pregnant to Dempsey. She is enormously powerfully built, but also has the femininity that Dempsey requires.’ John de...

September 2020

Sires report

BullTalk - September 2020

Note here one of the most popular Red Holstein and polled sires right now: Caudumer Solitair-P-Red. Liane Krauter from owner RUW in Germany can be clear about it: ‘Solitair-P is...

September 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - September 2020

With 538 PLI, based on 3,035 daughters, Topcroft Pesky Trix is one of the highest bulls in the United Kingdom. Topcroft is the prefix of Robert Crawford, a dairy farmer...