Sires Report

February 2022

Sires Report

Melarry Frazzled: ‘His impact is far from over.’

In April 2016, he appeared for the first time on the official gTPI list: Melarry Josuper Frazzled. ‘He is the modern bull that dairy farmers will want to use. He...

February 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DP - February 2022

Muri Planet Popsy, as the highest indexing European Holstein cow, enjoyed lots of attention and thus received many breeding opportunities. From out of her shadow, her sister Pepsy is now...

February 2022

Sires Report

Pine-Tree-I Pursuit: Another Bull from the Rudy Missy’s Surges to the Top

Supersire, Mogul and Balisto: Three of the most influential sires worldwide over the past decade, and they all trace to the great Rudy Missy family. Now there is a new...

February 2022

Sires Report

Veelhorst-DG Casino: Extremely Profitable Daughters

His background is exceptionally international. Great-grandam Broeks Betty, for example, received daughters on four continents. The foundation lies in Germany. Exactly where Casino, the main character in this sire 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

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

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...