South Africa

Jersey International


Vote for your Jersey World Champion

Welcome to the exciting first selection of the Jersey World Champion. Twelve of the best Jersey cows from eleven countries are set to compete, spoiling you for choice. Enjoy a...

September 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - September 2023

Milagro Farm in South Africa is situated on the coast near Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape province. The 450-cow herd established in 1996 is milked off pasture, comprised mostly...

April 2023


Do Grazing Conditions Require a Different Type of Cow?

Holsteins have become the universal dairy cow and dominate in most major dairy countries. However, it may not be a “one size fits all” situation. The interaction of genetics with...

May 2022

Cow Families

Puttergill Inka: A Leading Cow Family from South Africa

For over 30 years the Inka family has been rising to the top of the impressive Puttergill herd on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The hard working Inka’s have...

August 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II August 2021

She recently classified EX again, has produced 129,309kgs/285,077lb 4.68% 3.42% in 14 lactations, and is gearing up to calve for the 15th time, due in mid-September: not bad for the...

May 2021


Get Acquainted with Herdbooks Worldwide: South Africa Holstein

South Africa has among the largest average herd size of any country worldwide. Of all animals registered by South Africa Holstein, 97% are the result of imported semen, producing a...

July 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2020

The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea midway between the UK and Ireland. It is self-governing and not actually part of the UK, and was never part...

November 2019

Cow Families

Cow Country - November 2019

‘She was my once in a lifetime cow,’ begins Cameron Hickling of the Master Breeder Hicklee herd in Ontario. Hicklee Dundee Glow EX-93 produced over 100,000kg (220,000lb), consistently calved every...

July 2019

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2019

After their herd dispersal sale in April, the only milking cows the Irish Sinnott family kept were their homebred dam and daughter pair – Ballyboy Goldwyn Carmen VG and Sid...