July 2024


AI’s Recommend Their Own Favourites These Bulls Should Be Used More Often:

For decades already, sire selection primarily takes place via indexes. The number of bulls that are selected based on word of mouth reports, evaluating daughters, or in other ways, is...

February 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires Red & Polled - February 2023

It is not the first time that the Shaggy branch, which has been developed in the Kra-Ho barn in the Czech Republic and goes back to Gen-I-Beq Goldwyn Secret, delivers...

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...

September 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - September 2022

Cows with a slick hide (shorter and smoother hair) are able to better cope with high temperatures (see also page 7). For this reason, the number of sires with the...

August 2022

Sires Report

Focus on - August 2022

In the past edition of HI we gave you an update about the global conformation elite. Outstanding conformation sires are not to be found only in the black and white...

March 2022


Unique HI Overview: These are the 92 Most Sold Holstein Sires at AI Companies Worldwide

Who were the most sold Holstein sires in 2021? The answer follows here, in a unique overview with 92 bestsellers from 38 breeding organizations in thirteen different countries. As well...

August 2021

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - August 2021

Fitters Choice is the nr.1 gPTAT bull. His dam and grandam died young, but that doesn’t mean anything. After all, before that, we find two Global Cow winners in a...

April 2021

Sires Report

Focus On - Fitness specialists

One can argue about many things: Is conformation important for sire selection? Is a deep pedigree important? If a sire should be polled or a red carrier? Is a specific...

December 2020

Sires Report

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...

December 2020

Sires Report

Bull Talk - December 2020

In April, he immediately debuted in the German progeny proven top-5, and in August, he climbed six points, making him the strong German Nr.2: Sinus. ‘His compact, average-statured, and robust...

April 2019

Sires Report

Focus on... Popular

The dam No-Pe Yoder Elena is a granddaughter to Morningview Super Ellie EX-90, whose dam of course is Shottle Madilyn EX-94. With that the pedigree meets some high international standards....

February 2019

Sires Report

BullTalk - February 2019

We gave you a tip about him earlier already, the successful sire of sons for Red Holsteins: Mr Salvatore. In Canada, Germany and the US, we find numerous attractive sons....