Wisconsin

July 2022

Management

Round-Table Which Total Performance Index Do You Prefer?

Which total merit index do you use in choosing the bulls for your herd? Which traits do you focus on in particular? Which traits do you put less emphasis on?...

July 2022

Sires

Pride Ramos Toward: Deep Cow Family with Alternative Bloodlines

The recent Sunrise Sale in Germany on March 25th saw a sensational record price of €70,300 for the young heifer Talika-P-RC. A search to find the origins of the cow...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Misc Breeds

Jenlar: High Performance Brown Swiss in Wisconsin

At Jenlar the Brown Swiss compete with Holsteins on a daily basis to retain a position in this well-managed dairy herd. Along the way Jenlar has bred and developed a...

April 2022

Herd reports

Bosside in Wisconsin: The Sale of Genetics has Always Moved us Forward in a Big Way

Over the last 30 years the Bosside name has had a constant presence on the international Holstein scene. At first it was Bosside Ruben, then Bosside AltaRoss, Co-op Bosside Massey...

April 2022

Herd reports

The New Future of Sandy-Valley Holsteins

Around the New Year, news came: the well-known breeding enterprise Sandy-Valley Holsteins in the American state of Wisconsin was discontinuing. HI launched the news via both its publication “Holstein International”...

March 2022

Cow Families

Hurtgenlea Yoder Modesto Dominant Bull Dam with Two Sons in the Breed’s Top-25

Mogul son Yoder had a number of successful sons with the most notable including Medley, Achiever and Outsiders. However, Yoder’s biggest impact has come as maternal grand-sire of bulls in...

February 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - February 2022

Dellarossa Inseme Belfante (<AltaZarek/4179 gPFT) is one of the most complete young sires in Italy. Appearing behind the Inseme transmitter is an intriguing cow family, developed at the family operation...

December 2021

Herd reports

Crisdhome: Home to Impressive High-Type Holsteins

In the Top-3 of herds with the highest percentage of excellent cows (see HI 8/2021) we find Crisdhome in western Wisconsin. Here, two thirds of the 100-cow herd is scored...

December 2021

Cow Families

HI’s Cow Family Tournament: Here are the highest ranking, numbers 2 & 1!

In the HI issues of September, October, and November, the excitement continued to rise; in the meantime, you have become acquainted with numbers 3 through 10. Now follows the absolute...

December 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II - December 2021

Solomon sired the Reserve Champion at the World Dairy Expo this year, the 4-year-old Oakfield Footloose, a rising superstar of the show world. Another Solomon daughter in the news is...