The Netherlands

July 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2023

‘I’ve always really admired Jocobs Britany as a truly great brood cow,’ explains Andrew Den Haan. ‘Then the year when the National Show was held in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, we...

June 2023

Herd reports

Bosgoed in the Netherlands: Three Decades of Consistent Crossbreeding with Holstein-Jersey-Brown Swiss

Brown Swiss, Jersey, Fleckvieh, Montbéliarde; the use of “Dairy Breeds” on Holsteins is taking place in a variety of forms in the Netherlands. The Bosgoed family in Denekamp, close to...

June 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country 2023 - June 2023

Which conformation talents do a young American Holstein need to display for the maximum score of EX-92? Those looking at this photo of the second lactation Wi Fisherdale AC Extend,...

June 2023

KI Kampen

KI Kampen: Continuing to ensure sufficient variation, also with the Dutch Friesian breed

Undoubtedly one of the best sources of the Dutch Friesian breed (which lies at the foundation of the Holstein breed) is the Dutch AI company KI Kampen. Today this organization...

April 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - April 2023

Grand Champion at the Estevanens Show in Switzerland last fall was Londaly Armani Lovely-Red EX-94. Earlier in her career Lovely had been Intermediate Champion at the Swiss Expo 2017 and...

April 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - April 2023

In February 2023, HI presented 22 EX daughters of the Roxy descendant Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket EX-94. Remarkable: an unmentioned VG-85 Doorman out of Locket has likely provided the most valuable...

March 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - March 2023

Jelmer van der Meer, who milks his 90-cow herd in the north of the Netherlands, began investing in embryos for the first time 5 years ago. The result of his...

February 2023

Herd reports

Heerenbrink Holsteins: Breeders of Red and Black & Whites Deliver a Unique Performance in the Dutch Show Ring

At the HHH Show 2022, the Steegink family from Okkenbroek (Heerenbrink Holsteins) provided an achievement never seen before at the national level in the Netherlands. With Heerenbrink Angelina and Heerenbrink...

January 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country I - January 2023

Randy Frasier, the owner of Elmvue Farms in New York, started participating in North American national shows more than 50 years ago. Highlights were the Supreme Champion titles in 1992...

December 2022

Herd reports

De Oosterhof (OH): The Successful Dutch Breeder’s Herd Behind Topstone, Rubels-Red and Ranger-Red

The current Nr.1 progeny proven sire of Germany (Topstone) and the former Nr.1 Red Holstein sires in the world (Rubels-Red, Ranger-Red) have various similarities. All three have the combination of...

December 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country - December 2022

With 30 milking cows, De Winkels Holsteins, owned by Henk Jan van Driel, is not large. Nevertheless, the achievements are noteworthy. During the last classification visit, three two-year-olds scored VG-88...

October 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - October 2022

Claynook Holsteins has worked with two branches of the Rud Zip family: One based on OCD Planet Diamond, full sister to the dam of Global Cow winner Delicious whose many...