Sires Report

January 2019

Sires Report

Focus on - January 2019

Have you ever tried to find a sire of sons that has a high overall breeding value with below average inheritance for frame size? We admit that the search is...

January 2019

Sires Report

BullTalk - January 2019

He is now more than 6 years old but continues to work hard. ‘He is still the most sold bull at Select,’ says Jeff Ziegler from owner Select Sires. ‘Bacon-Hill...

December 2018

Sires Report

Meet the World’s 55th Holstein millionaire: Seagull-Bay Supersire

At the end of this month, on December 28, 2018, he will turn 8 years old – and by then will have substantially exceeded one million doses produced. In early...

December 2018

Sires Report

Focus on - December 2018

In contrast to beta casein, whose ideal form is A2A2, the kappa casein variant has real economic meaning. Milk from cows with the ideal genotype of BB can give a...

December 2018

Sires Report

BullTalk - December 2018

Those who thought that genomics would eliminate them… are mistaken! They still exist, the tenacious super-millionaires. In October, we reported that the 15-year-old Planet passed the milestone of 1.5 million...

December 2018

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - Artist & Solito-Red & Thunder Storm

Since his start a good year ago, Stone-Front Artist has been one of the best-liked sires in the program of St Jacobs ABC. And now, with his first calves impressing...

November 2018

Sires Report

Focus on - November 2018

For commercial dairy farmers, it likely does not make a difference if a sire was born via ET/IVF or via more natural means. But for organic farms it does matter....

November 2018

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - Garant & Harper & Melvin

With an increase of 5 points for his overall breeding value to 135 RZG and an impressive 8-point gain for conformation to a strong value of 134 RZE, Garant was...

November 2018

Sires Report

Val-Bisson Doorman: Absolute Trendsetter for Type

After the Mogul Memorandum in HI June 2018, we are now publishing the Doorman Dossier. It is a unique and extensive article about the background and achievements of a special...

November 2018

Sires Report

Progenesis Fortune: Outcross Prospect at the Highest Level

In early October, at Character Holsteins in Canada, the Marius daughter Peaches was celebrated as the first female Holstein above 3000 gTPI for the Progenesis breeding program. A special detail:...

November 2018

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - Neutron & Daylite & Jacuzzi

Since April, Neutron has been in the Italian top-3 and is thus the most significant new name behind the reigning leader, Sound System. ‘Neutron is not only our second highest...

November 2018

Sires Report

Apoll-P-Red – Not a Perfect Nr.1, but Unbelievably Influential

At the start of this career he was the German Nr.1 among the red young sires. Then came his sons and Schreur Apoll, the Aikman son of the famous Verhages...