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September 2022

Management

New: Heat tolerance index in Italy

It was an innovation when Australia first released breeding values for heat tolerance in 2017. Since then, not only has it become common knowledge that heat stress negatively influence cows’...

September 2022

Cow Families

Impressive consistency: How the Kanu family stands up to the frantic competition in the Wilder barn

When the Colt son Kanu-P celebrated his breakthrough 10 years ago, it was the kickoff of a breeding program that has held the international scene captive ever since. Not many...

September 2022

Herd reports

Wyss Herta - Rendezvous with a double world record?

We were on our way through Switzerland and our goal were visits to various outstanding farms that we will present to you in coming issues of HI. One goal in...

September 2022

Sires report

Focus on - September 2022

Have you tried before to find a top bull that breeds for above average teat length, corrects close teat placement and delivers acceptable milking ability at the same time? If...

August 2022

Herd reports

THI Holsteins ‘Genomic stars are not found by chance, you have to breed for them!’

It is the home of the two highest PP sires in Germany, the highest worldwide red factor sire, a top-25 sire in Spain, and many other top sires. It is...

August 2022

Sires report

Focus on - August 2022

In the past edition of HI we gave you an update about the global conformation elite. Outstanding conformation sires are not to be found only in the black and white...

July 2022

Sires report

Focus on... July 2022

It is primarily small AI studs that carve out their place in the international market by going after a particular breeding profile with their own philosophies. And naturally, their sire...

July 2022

Management

Holstein Austria and the rise to one of the most esteemed populations in Europe

Admittedly, the 48,000 herdbook cows makeup one of the small populations in Europe. Just as small, but with considerable international orientation, is the breeding program. Nonetheless, Austria’s Holsteins are on...

June 2022

Sires report

Do you know the answer? Who is the sire with the most EX daughters of all-time?

Hand on your heart: would you have known which sire left behind the most EX daughters in the history of global Holstein breeding? Of course, you probably have a hunch...

June 2022

Management

Health after calving is determined in the time period before calving!

It is the typical diseases like hypocalcemia (milk fever), ketosis, mastitis and metritis that hang like threatening storm clouds over the post-calving phase. And, in addition to the clinically obvious,...

June 2022

Sires report

Focus on - June 2022

It is not a foregone conclusion that outstanding show cows make outstanding breeding cows. But they do exist, as several of the biggest talents from the show ring with noteworthy...

June 2022

Herd reports

Sugar-Creek Dairy: “Old Style but Good Style”

It is the home of the popular PP sire Sugar-C Just In Time-PP as well as several talented branches of deep families like the Apples, Juror Faiths, Ella Elevations, Royal...