United Kingdom

July 2022

Herd reports

Berryholme: ‘Be honest with yourself. There is no value in wearing rose-colored glasses’

Berryholme, H. Wright & Son, Cumbria, was one of 10 names to appear on the list when Holstein UK announced the winners of the Master Breeder Awards for 2022. The...

April 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - April 2022

Last month, HI wrote about Ernevale Rosina EX-95, owned by Seamus Gunn, Northern Ireland. Did you know that her sire, Belan Mingo Jubilant-Red (<Jubilant), is also the maternal great-grandsire of...

March 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - March 2022

The fact that Templedale Enhancer Rosina 33* had long-term value is proven by her descendant and high LPI sire Silverstream Porter. The legacy of the much used Canadian also lives...

January 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2022

Dulais Afterburner Amanda VG-86 is the Nr.40 index cow in the United Kingdom. Nev Roberts, her breeder, especially praises her pedigree. Via Dulais Pesky Amanda EX-93 (<Welcome Armitage Pesky), the...

November 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country I - November 2021

With 5.09 365d 23,782 kg/52,430 lb 5.9% 3.1%, Whiteleather Armani 2623 EX-91 is the second highest of all mature American Holsteins ever for pounds of fat. Taken at 305 days,...

October 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country I - October 2021

Weenarda Farms (Ontario) is one of the twenty highest index farms in Canada. Notable: all animals on this farm with 52 milking cows have homebred pedigrees. ‘Early on, my parents...

August 2021

Cow Families

Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (2)

Noteworthy herds with dozens of EX Holsteins and a percentage of EX cows reaching to 70% were the focus of the first part of our analysis of the farms with...

Juli 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2021

Strong and shallow udders, well-formed rumps: the 75 milking cows at Desnette Holsteins in Quebec display eye-catching type. This herd provided, for example, Desnette Adelicia Impression VG-89, HM All-Canadian Milking-1-Yr...

Juli 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2021

German breeder Andreas Proebsting milks 170 cows with the star of the herd being the red cow Big Dog RUW Syvana-Red VG-88. In 2016, RUW imported embryos from a red...

Juni 2021

Cow Families

Hilltara’s Maude family: A Nation’s Favourite!

The last time HI featured Hilltara’s Maude family was March 2006. 15 years can be “make or break” for a bloodline – it will either continue to do well and...

Juni 2021

Cow Families

Here is the Grand Finale of HI's Cow Family Tournament

In HI’s March 2021 issue, you found preliminary round one: 50 impressive cow families from various continents. This presentation was followed in the April edition by preliminary round two, again...

May 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - May 2021

The purchase of North-Echo 2905 (Day-Planet-Form Bret) in 2013 did not initially provide Sheland Farms in New York (900 milking cows) with the desired result. ‘Unfortunately she did not flush...