Sires Report

December 2020

Sires Report

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...

December 2020

Sires Report

S-S-I Millington Totem: Outcross Sire 2020

With a combination of a different sire lineup (Millington-Jacey-Sudan) and a balanced no-holes proof, Totem claimed the Outcross title for 2020. Not only does this popular seller for Select Sires...

December 2020

Sires Report

Focus on... December 2020

It is not always the breeding values that explain the popularity of certain sires. There are more characteristics that are important to dairy farmers when selecting bulls, like cow families,...

December 2020

Sires Report

How the Winning Brothers Sovereign and Marksman Still Reign

In the list of influential sires in the American population, we see a notable trend. Never before has a bull approached the legends Elevation and Chief as closely as today....

November 2020

Sires Report

Focus-On Extra: Teat Length. Which Top Bulls Transmit Longer Teats?

‘Teats must definitely not become any shorter!’ We are hearing this statement more and more frequently – and world-wide. Especially now that the number of farms with milking robots is...

November 2020

Sires Report

Beef-On-Dairy: A Worldwide Phenomenon

Dairy-beef has become a worldwide trend. European bull-studs report that up to 40% of dairy cows are now bred to beef bulls. In North America this trend has been somewhat...

November 2020

Sires Report

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

Sires Report

Conformation Specialist Climbs to the Canadian Top

After an outstanding debut and gains during recent index releases, Stantons Alligator is solidly positioned in Canada’s LPI top-5. In addition, with +17 overall conformation, +15 udder and +13 feet...

November 2020

Sires Report

Farnear Delta-Lambda: Complete TPI Topper with Show Qualities

Mr Mogul Delta, after Rubicon the highest Mogul son, has been among the highest progeny proven TPI sires for several index rounds. Expectations for his sons were high. Delta-Lambda is...

November 2020

Sires Report

De la Source Piwi & Pop-PP: Remarkable Brother Duo in the French Index Top

Photography in the time of the coronavirus sometimes results in special pictures. For example, in the spacious gardens by the facilities of Genes Diffusion (GD) in the northern French city...

November 2020

Sires Report

Bull Talk - November 2020

In April 2019, he emerged at the top of Canada’s progeny proven ranking and has not left the Canadian top since: Benner Bardo, bred by the Benner family in Manitoba....

November 2020

Sires Report

Totem, Burley, Gladius – The most interesting Outcross Sires at the top level

Really, the problem is impossible to solve. Year after year since 2011, HI has searched for the Outcross Sire of the Year. Naturally, the search is for alternative pedigrees, but...