Sires Report

April 2021

Sires Report

Intruiging Sires - April 2021

‘Bad was already very popular as a young sire,’ explains Marc-Henri Guillaume from Swissgenetics about the RC bull that in April 2020 received his first progeny proven index. ‘With 202...

April 2021

Sires Report

Crush and Sons: Major Impact on the Elite Type Market

When the Planet son Bookem delivered two extreme type young bulls McCutchen and Doorman it came as something of a surprise; after-all, Planet was a production maestro not a type...

April 2021

Sires Report

BullTalk - April 2021

The family that earlier provided the respected sires of sons Mr Salvatore-RC and Swingman-Red, has provided yet another talent: Gen-NH Spirit-Red: Good for 2778 gTPI/+2.03 gPTAT as well as 3411...

April 2021

Sires Report

Pine-Tree AltaOak: His Remarkable Foundation and His Intense Impact (2)

Why write a three-part series about the bull Pine-Tree AltaOak? Because Oak, with his outcross pedigree, was still able to reach the highest realms of the index lists, and thus...

April 2021

Sires Report

Focus On - Fitness specialists

One can argue about many things: Is conformation important for sire selection? Is a deep pedigree important? If a sire should be polled or a red carrier? Is a specific...

March 2021

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - March 2021

The family of Clear-Echo Ramo 1200 has produced another high-flying bull, Hercules, currently ranked at Nr.2 on the US genomic list. His sire is the very successful sire of sons,...

March 2021

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - March 2021

‘Multimate can attribute his popularity to the fact that he transmits cows that are robust and produce a lot of milk from well-attached, shallow udders,’ says Jaap Brinkman from CRV....

March 2021

Sires Report

BullTalk - March 2021

This coming summer, it will be five years ago that DNA sire Melarry Frazzled made his debut: in 13th place with 2751 gTPI. Today, the Josuper son scores 2705 TPI,...

March 2021

Sires Report

Pine-Tree AltaOak: His Remarkable Foundation and His Intense Impact (1)

Before we begin the portrait of Leif, the remarkable maternal grandsire of AltaOak, we will take a short look at Oak’s career. How did Oak end up as a young...

March 2021

Sires Report

Sidekick: Popular Source of Elite Type

With +19 overall conformation based on 72 classified daughters, Sidekick is the highest progeny proven conformation sire available in Canada, while the three leading positions on the conformation list of...

March 2021

Sires Report

Focus on... March 2021

There are many traits that international Holstein breeding is working to develop at the moment. However, none of them have generated attention in the same way that feed efficiency has....

February 2021

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - February 2021

‘Star is bred for robot milking and combines everything that the RUW breeding program stands for: production, components, average stature, udder, feet & legs, excellent fitness, polled and RC.’ We...