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January 2022

Sires

BullTalk - January 2022

‘During the past few years I have witnessed the Holstein breed becoming whiter. It is increasingly difficult to find a good bull that is 75% or more black. I manage...

January 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - January 2022

RUW Elite originates from the embryo program at RUW (Phönix) and was born in October 2016 on the farm of Thomas Schäfer (SHS Holsteins). A very fortunate moment, concludes Schäfer...

January 2022

Sires

Focus On... January 2022

Hoof problems are still one of the leading reasons as to why cows are involuntarily culled. And as always, digital dermatitis, foot rot, sole ulcers and limax (interdigital hyperplasia) are...

December 2021

Sires

Intruiging Sires DP - December 2021

‘For the past few years, there are a number of dairy plants in Spain that only process A2A2 milk. As such, sires with A2A2 are in higher demand here,’ says...

December 2021

Sires

From An American Dairyman: Suggestions for Sire Selection

An American Dairyman continues his series of contributions for Holstein International and now brings some interesting suggestions for sire selection. He also adds some actual sire names to his suggestions...

December 2021

Sires

Bull Talk - December 2021

‘He is very popular due to his high components, A2A2, unique aAa (516), average stature, low somatic cell, high udder index and plus for DPR,’ explains general manager Ron Sersland...

December 2021

Sires

Focus on... December 2021

In this spot in the last issue of HI you were able to read about several of the best genomic conformation sires in the breed. And, as promised in November,...

November 2021

Sires

Westcoast Alcove: Big-Time Production with Strength and Capacity

At 3794 LPI, Alcove has a long lead of 273 LPI points on the Nr.2 proven bull in Canada! And that’s with 377 daughters in his production proof. Alcove combines...

November 2021

Sires

Focus on... November 2021

Good conformation heritability is still a trait that a large portion of dairy farmers pay attention to. Bulls that separate themselves from the rest of the population but also improve...

October 2021

Sires

BullTalk - October 2021

Remarkable: the entire progeny-proven Italian top-3 consists of sons of Sandy-Valley Afterburner, namely Miura (his report elsewhere in this HI issue), Kubrick and Pepsol, while also the Italian Nr.8, Sprite,...

October 2021

Sires

Intriguing Sires DNA I - October 2021

Monteverdi debuted in second place on the Canadian DNA list. In the US, he is situated in the gTPI top-25. But above all, he is far and away the nr.1...

October 2021

Sires

Focus on... October 2021

When the Dutch company CRV asked its international distributors a few weeks ago which sires would generate the most demand in the coming months, Powerlift-RC (Abundant-Adorable-Loptimum) from the Cosmopolitans stood...