New Zealand

July 2024

Herd reports

Herds worldwide - July 2024

The Fazenda Analândia enterprise owned by the De Boer family – situated in the Dutch colony of Castrolanda (Castro Parana) in southern Brazil – has 500 Holstein cows and just...

Jersey International


New Zealand’s Mark Townshend: Jerseys are More Production Efficient than Holsteins

‘Jerseys in New Zealand have gone through a period of being unfashionable,’ explains Mark. ‘However, a lot has changed since the 1990s when there were butter surpluses, to today when...

Jersey International


Vote for your Jersey World Champion

Welcome to the exciting first selection of the Jersey World Champion. Twelve of the best Jersey cows from eleven countries are set to compete, spoiling you for choice. Enjoy a...

February 2023

Cow Families

Meander FMI April: The Perfect Brood Cow for the New Zealand System

The progeny proven Beamer son Meander SB Arrow is an absolute bestseller at the New Zealand breeding company LIC, while full brother Alias is popular at CRV. Among the high...

January 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2023

Eclipse Altitude Princess-Red was first Junior-2 and Intermediate Champion of the Holstein Show at Australia’s International DairyWeek 2022, as well as Intermediate and Grand Champion Red Holstein. ‘I’ve always liked...

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


Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb Fat + Protein Productions World-wide Part 1

In the Holstein world, high productions always speak to the imagination. Tremendous records of individual animals, but certainly also high averages at the herd level. But how high are the...

August 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country - August 2022

In 2019, as a teenager, Aloïs Boudry showed the Red Holstein two-year-old EHB Apoll Rosalie for Belgium at the European show in Libramont. Together, that day, they earned a well-deserved...

July 2022


Round-Table Which Total Performance Index Do You Prefer?

Which total merit index do you use in choosing the bulls for your herd? Which traits do you focus on in particular? Which traits do you put less emphasis on?...

May 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - May 2022

‘This will become one of our most influential sires of sons,’ said Jeff Ziegler from Select Sires in the summer of 2021. This statement was confirmed in April. And how!...

February 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - February 2022

Most breed-leading cows need to be backed by a breed-leading family – and Canada’s Nr.1 Conformation Cow (+17), Duckett Sidekick Ollie VG-87-2yr (max), is no different. Coming from the heart...

December 2021

Cow Families

Puckeroro Worthy Coralie: Foundation of a Great New Zealand Cow Family

Born in 1958, Coralie established a family that has provided numerous successful AI bulls, produced a number of multi-generational EX branches to the family, and has made a prominent contribution...