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February 2023

Sires Report

Father, son and grandson Three generations and three special but rather unique stories

The idea for this picture came from the RUW and was not originally meant to be published in HI at some point. However, when our photographer Christine Massfeller came back...

February 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires Red & Polled - February 2023

It is not the first time that the Shaggy branch, which has been developed in the Kra-Ho barn in the Czech Republic and goes back to Gen-I-Beq Goldwyn Secret, delivers...

February 2023

Sires Report

Focus on... February 2023

There is a certain tradition whereby we bring attention to outstanding RC sires that are among the best available internationally in this segment in the February issue of HI, two...

January 2023

Management

Jürg and Alexander Hofmann (Hokovit) ‘Only the smart ones buy from us!’

For decades, the Swiss company Hofmann Nutrition AG, under the brand name Hokovit, has been an esteemed name in the European feed industry. Hokovit, which is primarily known for its...

December 2022

Sires Report

Focus On... - December 2022

In the past, high milk sires always had the best chances to achieve high overall breeding values. However, the introduction of many further traits has given even average production sires...

December 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - December 2022

Two new EX-97 Red Holsteins (Anita Absolute Joline-Red & Highcroft Absolute Lily-Red) as well as six EX-96 Holsteins were recorded by the US herdbook in 2022. One of the most...

December 2022

Management

South Tyrol – A Holstein pearl in the northern Italian Alps

It is more than 60 years ago that dairy farmers in South Tyrol first imported black and white cows from northern Germany. What followed is a development that has still...

November 2022

Herd reports

Pröbstings Arizona: Germany’s Nr.1 and the perfect example for the philosophy of his home barn

He is Germany’s Nr.1 and a highly requested sire of sons, that much is clear. But his outstanding RZG is based on special characteristics. Pröbstings Arizona, the Arrozo son that...

November 2022

Ed Crossland

Masterpiece Genetics & Masterrind

Ed Crossland is the owner of a small dairy farm with Holsteins and Guernseys (Gladheart) in western Maryland, near West Virginia. Although his interest originally lie especially with Holsteins, he...

November 2022

Brown Swiss

GGI-Spermex & Genetics Australia

‘GGI-Spermex is the leading export organization for Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss world-wide,’ says Martin Wimmer from GGI-Spermex. ‘The fact that Germany has the largest Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss populations, and...

November 2022

Sires Report

Focus on... - November 2022

While the genomic top-lists almost everywhere in the world are increasingly populated with high polled sires, high daughter-proven polled bulls continue to be a rare commodity. This is particularly true...

November 2022

Larry Gerber

Dutch-Belted: The breed with the fastest growing fan club in the world?

It is not the first time that we report on Lakenvelder cattle in a DBI issue. And the breed, which most dairy farmers know as Dutch Belted, is going through...