Pine-Tree

October 2021

Sires

Pine-Tree Burley: Outcross Sire of 2021

In the genomic era with its short generation intervals and fast paced genetic gains it’s proving to be increasingly difficult for alternative bloodlines to keep up. The pool of bloodlines...

Juni 2021

Sires

Intriguing Sires - June 2021

Pine-Tree Heroic (born 02/18) debuted in August 2019 with 2928 gTPI on the American top-3. Shortly thereafter, his first crop of descendants was born. From them, owner ABS Global already...

Juni 2021

Sires

BullTalk - June 2021

With 38 milking daughters (and 16 classified) he does not yet reach the official French top list, but with his 188 ISU and +3.1 type, he would clearly be the...

Juni 2021

Sires

Focus On... June 2021

Of course, it is the largest breeding programs that dominate the top-lists worldwide with their genomic young sires. But that does not mean that only the big players have top...

May 2021

Sires

Pine-Tree AltaOak: His Remarkable Foundation and His Intense Impact (3)

With part three, we conclude our trilogy about the remarkable outcross transmitter Pine-Tree AltaOak. In two earlier articles (March and April), we looked at remarkable sires on his maternal side:...

April 2021

Sires

BullTalk - April 2021

The family that earlier provided the respected sires of sons Mr Salvatore-RC and Swingman-Red, has provided yet another talent: Gen-NH Spirit-Red: Good for 2778 gTPI/+2.03 gPTAT as well as 3411...

April 2021

Sires

Pine-Tree AltaOak: His Remarkable Foundation and His Intense Impact (2)

Why write a three-part series about the bull Pine-Tree AltaOak? Because Oak, with his outcross pedigree, was still able to reach the highest realms of the index lists, and thus...

March 2021

Sires

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...

November 2020

Sires

Totem, Burley, Gladius – The most interesting Outcross Sires at the top level

Really, the problem is impossible to solve. Year after year since 2011, HI has searched for the Outcross Sire of the Year. Naturally, the search is for alternative pedigrees, but...

August 2020

Sires

Focus on... August 2020

Teat placement, teat length, udder form, udder health, milkability, character, movement – there are man traits that determine whether a sire is suited for automated milking systems. Indeed, many countries...

June 2020

Sires

Intriguing Sires - June 2020

It really makes no difference if we present the Millington son Totem on US or Canadian basis. The debut for the allrounder, most of whose 136 daughters are found in...

April 2020

Sires

Intriguing Sires 2020 - April

‘Legacy was heavily used as a mating sire and we have genomic-tested over 800 sons to date,’ explains Jeff Ziegler (Select Sires), ‘this obviously is more than we need to...