September 2023


Global Cow 2023 Here are the Finalists!

This is the 19th edition of the Global Cow competition, which has given recognition to the breed’s most influential brood cows down through the years. It’s that time of the...

July 2023


Siemers Parfect: New Nr.3 on the Proven Sire Chart

Parfect has successfully made the jump to proven sire status. After a young sire career when he was never far from the limelight due to his very complete, no-holes proof,...

January 2023


Paris: Super Brood Cow with 25 Sons in AI

Over the last two years, Siemers Parfect has become one of the best known young genomic bulls in the industry and has many well-balanced, high indexing offspring to prove it....

August 2021


Intriguing Sires DNA - August 2021

Fitters Choice is the nr.1 gPTAT bull. His dam and grandam died young, but that doesn’t mean anything. After all, before that, we find two Global Cow winners in a...

February 2021

United States of America

Bull Talk - February 2021

Born in the US, housed in Canada, owned by a Spanish AI company. That is true of the young bull Siemers CD Pairing 31607. Sire analyst Juan Carlos Conde explains...

December 2020

United States of America

Bull Talk - December 2020

In April, he immediately debuted in the German progeny proven top-5, and in August, he climbed six points, making him the strong German Nr.2: Sinus. ‘His compact, average-statured, and robust...

November 2020

United States of America

Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2020

Proximo is just outside of the German absolute top. Torsten Lenk, sire analyst for Masterrind: ‘Since May, we have been using Proximo as a sire of sons within the NOG...

November 2020

United States of America

Keeping it in the Family: Hanker wins Global Cow 2020 title.

Last year it was Cookiecutter Halo who claimed the Global Cow title. This year two of her daughters Hanker and Has fought a duel for the 2020 award. The exceptional...

October 2020

United States of America

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...

June 2020


Luck-E Advent Asia-RC: Two-time Readers’ Favourite Captures 14th Red Impact Title!

Last year, she was overwhelmingly the readers’ favourite and finished second. As such, from the outset, Luck-E Advent Asia-RC EX-94 was a big favourite for the Red Impact title 2020....

June 2020

Herd reports

Siemers Holsteins: The Unique Combination of Elite Indexes, Lifetime Productions, and Conformation

Just in 2019 alone, no less than 16 Holstein cows were able to pass the special milestone of 300,000 lb (136,360 kg) milk at Siemers Holsteins. A herd in which...

April 2020


Bull Talk - April 2020

At the German breeding company RBB, the use of DNA sires is high: 75%. Even so, among the progeny proven bulls, one stands out – the Larcrest Commander son Calvo....

October 2023

Cow Families

Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror – The cow that changed the breed

On October 14th, three years ago almost to the day, the career of Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror came to an end at her home on Seagull-Bay Dairy in Idaho after 15...