Sweden

September 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - September 2021

With two family branches in the top-10 of most recognized brood cows (HI 07/21), the L family in the Clydebank herd (300 milking cows) is one of the very strongest...

Juli 2021

Management

Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (1)

To breed a Holstein that is distinguished as being EX is an accomplishment to be proud of even in times when Holstein breeding is continually striving towards more commercial goals....

May 2021

Herd reports

At Stäme Holsteins, the C Family is among the Big Favourites

At the beginning of this century, breeder Jan Bengtsson from the Swedish dairy farm Stäme Holsteins purchased embryos from the well-known Danish breeder Sören Ernst Madsen. The name of the...

May 2021

Management

Arcowin: Three Cooperatives Navigate Towards Becoming a Breeding Giant

Earlier already, we reported about Arcowin, the cooperative agreement between three large European AI cooperatives: Evolution (France), Masterrind (Germany) and VikingGenetics (Scandinavia). Initially, it involved working together for breeding purposes,...

December 2020

Sires

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

Herd reports

High Ambitions and Solid Genetics Lead EH Holsteins Quickly to the Swedish Top

When HI asked Gill Zeilon and Waldemar Andersson – the manager and former manager respectively of the Swedish Holstein herdbook – about the best Holstein herds in Sweden, various farms...

June 2020

Sires

BullTalk - June 2020

Now he has a progeny proven index! Indeed, no less than 609 milking daughters were included in one and the same release in the index of Stantons Chief – the...

June 2020

Sires

Focus On... June 2020

They are all polled – homozygous polled (PP). They all debuted in April and they all started with noteworthy breeding values. The quartet that we are presenting here is not...

April 2020

Sires

Focus On... - April 2020

A typical antagonism that the breed has been fighting with for generations is that of maternal and paternal calving ease. Calves that are born easily often experience difficulties when calving...

March 2020

Sires

Focus on... Persistency

For anybody who wants to produce milk economically, persistency must count among the must important traits when making sire selections. However, there are still many countries where there is no...

March 2020

Sires

Bull Talk - March 2020

Indeed: the muscleman from the famous French comic series finally has a successor in the Holstein world. From the Barbie family! With lots of milk and (of course) outstanding type!...

March 2020

Cow Families

The Swedish Barbies: ‘Survivors, Who Never Disappoint!’

Two full sisters. Both in their 10th lactation. Both scored excellent. Both 13 years old. Both have surpassed 100,000 kg. Both Shottles. Both outstanding brood cows. Both fit. Yes, indeed,...