Switzerland

July 2020

Sires

Intriguing Sires - July 2020

When he got his first breeding values on daughter-proven basis in December, he exceeded his genomic evaluation from August by almost 50 points. In April there was not only data...

July 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2020

Idole 91 VG-86, a Uno daughter from the 70-head milking herd of Vincent Belec in Lanrivoare (Brittany region) and her descendants score well on the base of the French ISU...

June 2020

Herd reports

TGD-Holstein: The Top Bull Supplier in Switzerland

It is the top sires like Basist-PP, Bronneus-P, Reduro-Red, Romanus-PP, Benettoni or Samon-RC that have helped give the TGD barn of Thomas Gerber its international reputation. Or the names of...

June 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - June 2020

Around 60-70% of the 100-cow Marshland herd (Wisconsin, US) goes back to the 1960s cow, Marshland Reflection Beatrice EX-91. Understandably for a long-standing family there are many branches at Marshland,...

March 2020

Herd reports

Schuwey Holsteins - With New Talents for an Exciting Future

When discussing the big names on the Swiss Red Holstein scene, the Schuwey prefix is bound to get mentioned. The farm, which was passed from Beat to his son Tobias...

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

Cow Country - March 2020

Heidenskipster Goldwin Destiny, the dam of the German type and longevity specialist Beart, made her career in the Netherlands. Her best daughter is in Australia: Kaarmona Snowman Destiny 2 VG-86....

March 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - March 2020

The 100-cow herd of Darita Holsteins in Indiana, Herd of Excellence in 2018, is the home of a bull-dam who only needed one son to make a name for herself....

February 2020

Herd reports

Switzerland’s Largest Milk Producer: ‘Our philosophy is that the nicest cow also reaches the highest production.’

With 300 milking cows (which does not include the 50 dry cows) the Menoud Red herd is the largest source of milk in Switzerland. They are not only extremely productive,...

February 2020

Sires

Focus on... Old Packaging, Modern Product

An Estonian proverb says, “If your spirit is wise, age does not judge.” Of course, this expression does necessarily apply to breeding. Nonetheless there is an entire collection of bulls...

February 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - February 2020

‘She has made all my dreams come true!’ Thomas De Brabander speaks directly from the heart when he talks about Failue de L’Herbagere EX-90. De Brabander has owned the Savard...