Sires Report

January 2022

Sires Report

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

Sires Report

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...

January 2022

Sires Report

Rager-Red: Leading Red Sire Popular With Black-and-White Breeders Too

Red bulls often appeal to a specialist niche market in the Holstein industry, a small group of enthusiastic breeders. However, Rager-Red has bridged this color barrier and has proven to...

December 2021

Sires Report

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 Report

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 Report

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 Report

EDG Rubicon: The World’s Highest Mogul Son Remains Popular

What follows is not only the story about the world’s highest Mogul son. It is also the story about his special dam and maternal line: Ruby and the Dellias. As...

December 2021

Sires Report

Luster-P - The best and most reliable polled sire in the world

Admittedly, to choose a headline that so clearly defines the category of the sire featured is a bold move. But for Luster, the current Nr.1 for daughter-proven polled sires in...

December 2021

Sires Report

Simon-P: Vital Link Between his Unsurpassed Sire Semino and the Holstein Breed

On the right you see one of the most popular polled transmitters and sires of sons from Germany: Simon-P! Together with his sons Sampler-PP (left) and Signal-P (middle). In a...

December 2021

Sires Report

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 Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2021

With Delta Founder, after Big Malki (Maik-Jorryn) and his son Delta Topgear (mgs. Solero), a special Dutch-proven blood line once again provides a notable pedigree alternative. Via high DNA indexes...

November 2021

Sires Report

Bulltalk - November 2021

You likely recognize him: This is Mr Farnear Helix Twitch, who graced the January 2020 HI cover. At the time, Twitch was already in high demand and there has not...