St Jacobs

April 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - April 2023

In order to register any young bull in Canada a genomic test is required. The Dickieson family of Birkentree Holsteins at North Rustico, Prince Edward Island, wanted to register a...

August 2022

Management

Brian Behnke Introduces St. Jacobs’ New Sire Program: ‘Linear Choice is our Entry into Commercial Dairy Farming’

“Type without Compromise”: From this vision, St. Jacobs ABC developed internationally successful bulls such as Dundee, Destry-RC, Aftershock, Crush and Denver. Young “St. Jacobs Choice” bulls for the top type...

March 2022

Management

Unique HI Overview: These are the 92 Most Sold Holstein Sires at AI Companies Worldwide

Who were the most sold Holstein sires in 2021? The answer follows here, in a unique overview with 92 bestsellers from 38 breeding organizations in thirteen different countries. As well...

August 2021

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - August 2021

Fitters Choice is the nr.1 gPTAT bull. His dam and grandam died young, but that doesn’t mean anything. After all, before that, we find two Global Cow winners in a...

August 2021

Sires Report

Focus on - August 2021

Coming with the interesting sire stack Discjockey-Applicable-Mascalese is the double headlining sire Sabbiona Inseme Tantum, who occupies the Nr.1 udder position in both Italy (4.68 ICM) and Switzerland (151 MS)....

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...

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....

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,...

January 2021

Sires Report

Bull Talk - January 2021

He has not yet appeared on HI’s cover as a mature bull… but now it seems like the right moment. Seagull-Bay Silver is no longer alive, but: he is the...

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

Unique HI Overview: Here are the Bestselling Holstein Sires at AI Companies World-wide

Who were the most sold Holstein bulls during the past six months? HI posed this question to breeding companies world-wide. The answers resulted in the unique accompanying overview: 77 bestsellers...

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...