Netherlands

June 2019

Sires report

Intriguing Sires - Checkmate & Jeiraki & Nautic

For the leading group of young DNA sires, Checkmate always came just a few RZG points short, but in the end, according to Ingo Schnoor from RSH, this had no...

June 2019

Cow Families

The Grietje/Genua Family: Every Generation Notable for High Components and Balance

Progressive elite breeding sometimes results in small, fragile Holsteins with insufficient durability for long-term production. This is anything but the case for the native Dutch Grietje/Genua family. This is the...

June 2019

Cow Families

Cow Country - June 2019

The 300-cow Belbrook herd was recently identified in HI as the leading herd in New Zealand for the highest number of excellent cows. However looking closer into the herd, a...

May 2019

Herd reports

Veneriete Ida’s - Family with Components, Breeding Power and Longevity

‘The appearance of his first progeny proven index last December marked the comeback of Board, who is currently in high demand both at home and abroad,’ tells Liane Krauter from...

May 2019

Sires report

BullTalk - May 2019

What a perfectly chosen name! His DNA index of 2010 (2098 gTPI) is virtually exactly the same as his progeny proven index today: 2060 TPI. And now based on 16,698...

May 2019

Sires report

Focus on... Climbers

No other evaluation period of the year routinely serves as many changes as the April evaluations. In addition to the base changes, tweaks to the evaluation formulas are another big...

April 2019

Sires report

Focus on... Popular

The dam No-Pe Yoder Elena is a granddaughter to Morningview Super Ellie EX-90, whose dam of course is Shottle Madilyn EX-94. With that the pedigree meets some high international standards....

April 2019

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - April 2019

JK DG Esmeralda EX-90 is as special on paper as she is in real life. Firstly she is a product of the special Doorman-Goldwyn-Shottle cross, whilst on the maternal-side she...

April 2019

Cow Families

Cow Country - April 2019

Does the Jonsson family in Stöde, Sweden have an international production champion with their Wilhelmine, who will turn nine years old next month? Possibly not. However, it is certain that...

March 2019

Sires report

Focus on.. beloved and reliable (1)

They are not the highest bulls, not necessarily successful sires of sons, and not the top genomic sires, but they are proven, have hundreds of daughters in milk and are...

February 2019

Herd reports

Hemrik Holsteins: Preference for High Production Leads to 14,000 kg

‘We do not have the best land, or the best buildings, or the best cows, and yet, in one way or another, it works.’ He would never admit it himself,...

December 2018

Sires report

BullTalk - December 2018

Those who thought that genomics would eliminate them… are mistaken! They still exist, the tenacious super-millionaires. In October, we reported that the 15-year-old Planet passed the milestone of 1.5 million...