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Nine Cows Score EX-96

2017-01-13 -

In the last 12 months, 42 cows scored EX-95 or higher in the US, including 9 that recieved the score of EX-96. The latest to join the elite group at EX-96 was the Madison Champion Sheeknoll Durham Arrow. Also scoring 96 were Brackleyfarm Chelios Cheerio, the Royal Reserve Champion, Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha, Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal, MS Dundee Belinda, Duckett Ross Pamela, J&K-Vue Goldwyn Glamour, J&K-Vue Sovereign Gem and Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red.

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Picture: Madison Champion Sheeknoll Durham Arrow EX-96

Delta: Still Nr.1

2017-12-06 - Mogul-Robust currently seems to be the ultimate mating with the top-3 daughter-proven TPI sires all carrying this combination. At 2839 TPI, Delta (Mogul x Miss OCD Robust Delicious) is still the Nr.1 TPI sire and the only daughter-proven bull to surpass the 2800 milestone. Rubicon,…

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December welcomes Christmas, New…

2017-12-04 - Coming first with the news: This is one of HI’s core goals and the reason why many of our 40,000+ readers regard HI as their Nr.1 source for Holstein information worldwide. In-keeping with this philosophy, in December HI looks at the development of 2 topical discussion points…

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Genomics

2017-11-30 - Genomic young sire usage in Canada climbed to 70% of total semen sales for the first half of the year, up from 66% in 2016, 64% in 2015, and 57% in 2014. As noted in an analysis from the CDN, this is a result of the superior genetic merit of the young sires entering the market,…

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Christmas is coming!

2017-11-29 - Get ready for the holiday season and order your Holstein International Christmas gifts safe and easily online. Stuffing those stockings doesn’t always have to be a super last minute thing! Go to our webshop and check out all Holstein International Christmas gifts. Make sure…

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Corrida: France’s finest!

2017-11-28 - The French Holstein Association has announced the winner of its 2017 Cow of the Year award: 10-year-old Corrida VG-89! The 8th lactation Roumare-Manager daughter, who has been nominated for the competition since its inception, has produced over 100,000kg milk at an average cell score…

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USA Show Analysis

2017-11-23 - In Holstein USA’s analysis of the 10 national shows in 2017, the most noted sire was Val-Bisson Doorman. He was the top sire of heifers by quite a margin and is already making an impact on the cow list, ranking at Nr.4. Overall he was the Nr.1 sire with 57 daughters placing…

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Layla passes

2017-11-21 - An EX-96 classification score, 11 Brood Stars, 19 VG/EX progeny, 3 EX-94 dams, multiple All-American and All-Canadian awards, various sons in AI and over 78,000kg milk… Impressive stats for Calbrett Layla, Lylehaven Lila Z’s famous Goldwyn-daughter that could do it all.…

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Magic in Austria

2017-11-20 - The first Magic Mountain sale in Austria was deemed a great success with a packed sale ring bringing a high of €6,500. Topping the sale was 9-month-old Nohl Tyla-Red, an Awesome-Barbwire grand-daughter of the World Dairy Expo Champion, Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red EX-96. Of the…

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German wins in Scotland!

2017-11-16 - Rosann 899, a German cow imported by Huddlesford and Icow Holsteins, claimed the prestigious “SuperCow” title at the 2017 AgriScot Show in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 3rd lactation Bradnick-daughter, showing 6 months fresh, continued her success after placing Reserve Grand…

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Dina Wins the Royal

2017-11-13 - In what was a rare double, MilkSource of Wisconsin paraded both the Champion and Reserve at the Canadian Royal Winter Fair: 4-year-old Co-Vale Dempsy Dina and 5-year-old TK-Plain-View Ripley took the major titles, and both are daughters of the Goldwyn son Dempsey. Bred by Bradley…

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The One And Only

2017-11-07 - The 14-month-old Modesty daughter Sandy-Valley Highlight continues to be the only female in the breed to break through the 3,000 gTPI barrier. Highlight topped the August proofs at 3033 gTPI and no other female has been able to break though the 3,000 barrier in the three monthly…

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Atwood in New Zealand

2017-11-02 - Supreme Champion of the Waikato Show in New Zealand went to the Intermediate Champion, 3-year-old Okawa Atwood Reta. Senior Champion and Reserve, went to the 1st and 2nd place 5 and 6 year-olds, Te Hau Guthrie Leigh and Carse-O-Fern Fever Peake, whilst Ferdon Sid Jay Jay S2F took…

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Record breaker!

2017-10-26 - Bushlea Van Fernleaf 10 EX-93: The cow that became the Jersey Australasian record holder at the 2017 Global Impact sale yesterday. Fernleaf (Vanahlem x EX-90 Senior x EX-90 Fusion) sold for $50,000 and completes 8 out of 10 generations of EX dams, straight from Bushlea's famous…

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100,000kg French cows

2017-10-25 - Each year several hundred cows in France surpass the 100,000kg mark and join the “Grandes Laitières” club. This year 469 cows have been acknowledged and between them they have produced 51,314,623kg milk in total at an average of 109,413kg per cow. The biggest producer…

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Fabulous Fame

2017-10-23 - One of the nation’s premier type families provided the winner of the 2017 Irish National Show: Clonpaddin G Fame. Going back to the imported Canadian cow, Moralta Inspiration Fame EX-97 (more on Ireland’s Fame family in HI 10/16), the Sanchez-daughter won the Mature Cow…

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New milk record!

2017-10-20 - A new US national milk production record has been set by Selz-Pralle 3918 VG-88 for the Holstein breed. The 7-year-old Aftershock-daughter produced a massive 78,170lb (35,457kg) milk with 3,094lb fat and 2,393lb protein in 365 days. 3918, due to Vieuxsaule Wilson December, is out…

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1,000th Canadian EX

2017-10-20 - Yesterday the world-renowned UK sire, Picston Shottle, recorded his 1000th EX daughter in Canada: 7-year-old Baertsch Shottle Barbara EX-90, bred and owned by Ferme Baertsch in Quebec. Millionaire Shottle, a former Nr.1 LPI sire, died at 15-years-old in March 2015 and was owned by…

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Imax’s Impress

2017-10-18 - With 3 daughters in the top-6 gTPI rankings in the October run: Early Imax-daughters are impressing with their remarkable index numbers. The highest of the 3 is Sandy-Valley Imax Eclipse (2932 gTPI) who holds the Nr.2 position. Imax, who tests 2811 gTPI, is a Spring-son from Silverridge…

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Fancy Zandra

2017-10-11 - Topping the Ocean-View dispersal sale was a descendant of one of their headline families – Ocean-View Sanchez Zasha VG-88-2yr from the Zandras. Zasha is out of an EX-93 Atwood and sold for $18,500 to Oakfield Corners Dairy. (Daily news: Only available in English) 

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World Dairy Expo

2017-10-09 - Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn EX-96 has been named the Supreme Champion of the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. You can read all about Blexy and her powerful pedigree background in the September edition of Holstein International, out now! The 7-year-old Blexy was shown by Budjon,…

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In all editions of HI you find…

2017-10-04 - The world is becoming increasingly digitized. That is also true for a lot of media. As such, many news items and articles are published on the world-wide web, to such an extent that some think that all Holstein news and articles can be found on the web: Also those from HI. They are…

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October-time!

2017-10-02 - For the agri-world, October is a busy time of year… Maize harvest is under way, winter cereals are being sown, slurry is being managed ready for winter and the show-season ramps up. Transporting you to a place of calm is HI’s October issue, which once again brings you…

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Ladd-P Champion

2017-09-29 - In 2016 Savard-daughter, Failue de L'Herbagere was Grand Champion of the Libramont and Provincial Red-Holstein show… This year her Ladd-P daughter, Joliefailue, was crowned Champion! Joliefailue comes from the same family as Elisa de L'Herbagere (Swiss Expo 2012…

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Lu-Red Wins Harrisburg

2017-09-25 - In the US, the Eastern Fall National Show was held in Harrisburg with Judge Jamie Black from New York selecting Liddleholme Resur Lu-Red EX-95 as Grand Champion. Shown by Anthony Liddle of New York, Lu is by Carrousel Resurrect (Talent x Stelbro Renita Ranger) and comes from six…

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Japanese Atwood

2017-09-25 - At the 2017 Hokkaido National Show, Grand Champion went to 4-year-old TMF Nadaile Anna Echo. The Atwood-daughter is a grand-daughter of TMF Durham Anna Echo, the 2002 All-Japan Junior Champion. Also in the show, Nadaile Anna Echo’s McCutchen-daughter was Junior Champion! Photo:…

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Long-life Shottle-daughter

2017-09-19 - It was a great-grand-daughter of Snow-N Denises Dellia that claimed the 2017 edition of the UK’s Profitable Long Life Cow competition. 12-year-old Feizor Shottle Delia EX-96-8E faced strong competition, but her fertility, production (over 120,000kg milk), low cells and high…

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Australia is the UK Champion!

2017-09-15 - It was a very European finish at the UK’s National Show, UK Dairy Day. Supreme Champion went to the imported Swiss-cow, Illens Atwood Australia, Reserve Grand went to the German-bred Rosann by Bradnick, whilst HM went to the British Littlebridge Goldchip Honey. Read…

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7 Gens Still Living!

2017-09-11 - The birth of Denmire Bandares Marie Anne marks a special achievement at Denmire Holsteins. Amazingly, she is the 7th generation of homebred Maries born that are still living at the farm! Details of her thriving pedigree include: Bandares x Flame x VG-86-3yr Meridian x VG-87-2yr Bogart…

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Breaking news: The breed’s newest…

2017-09-08 - Mountfield Mogul, arguably the most influential sire of today, is the world’s latest Holstein millionaire. Reaching the 1m-mark at the end of August sales, at 7-years-old, Mogul (owned by Select) is one of the youngest sires to reach this milestone in history. Another sire…

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Time for September!

2017-09-05 - What’s waiting for you in HI’s September issue? Special herd reports on the Swiss P’tit Coeur herd and Monument Farms in the US. Also featured is the prestigious Global Cow of the Year competition and the latest proof news from around the world. Four exciting cow…

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ABS Launches Sexcel

2017-09-01 - ABS Global today launched it's new produduct Sexcel, sexed semen that achieves conception rates that are 90% of that achieved with conventional semen. Previously all sexed semen commercially available around the world had been produced under license from the company Sexing…

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JoSuper's Dam Scores EX

2017-08-30 - Last week the mother of the breed's most extreme production bull, Uecker Supersire JoSuper, classified EX. JoSuper is currently Nr.3 for TPI and Nr.2 for Net Merit among all daughter-proven sires, and has a production proof of 3129 milk, 104 fat and 91 protein. His dam, Uecker…

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Sexing Technologies to Partner…

2017-08-28 - Sexing Technologies of the US has announced that it will commence a partnership with the BAIF Development Research Foundation of India to provide sexed semen for the dairy breeds in that country. India has the world's largest dairy cattle population and BAIF already produces…

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200% growth for A2 milk

2017-08-25 - Over the last year shares of the A2 Milk Company has grown by nearly 200%; the news comes as the New Zealand-based company has just announced a record new profit of $83.3million. Ironic, as back in 2000, the company struggled to get on the NZ stock market. The A2 Milk Company is…

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Top pedigrees win the Baileys!

2017-08-24 - Winning the coveted Baileys Champion Cow award in Ireland was Hilltara Echo 2 EX-93, a third lactation Lauthority-daughter from a 95-point Zenith. Echo completes 12 generations VG/EX and impressively, 9 of her 11 dams are EX. Reserve went to Dalevalley Goldwyn Embrace 2 VG-88-3yr…

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Brazilian Atwood

2017-08-23 - At Agroleite in Brazil it was a double victory for Carlos Jacob Wallauer as he claimed top honours in both the Holstein and Red-Holstein rings. Champion Holstein was Wallauer’s 5-year-old cow, Borg Lutske Cousteau Atwood, whilst storming the Red-Holstein ring was his RCH Munique…

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Another win for Goldwyn

2017-08-18 - At the Western NY Regional show, Judge Pat Conroy selected the Aged Cow Bella-Rosa Sara EX-94 (Goldwyn-Linjet) as his Grand Champion. Reserve Grand went to Junior 3-year-old Reyncrest Loca-Red (Redburst-Talent). Photo: Grand Champion Bella-Rosa Sara. Her 2dam, Beaumond Splendide…

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$12,000 for Australian Fever-daughter

2017-08-14 - The complete dispersal of all spring-calving heifers from the Master Breeder “Pooley Bridge” herd in Australia attracted a large crowd. Sale top was A$12,000 (US$9431, €7,999) for Pooley Bridge Fever Velvene 52, who is out of a 16,000kg VG-87 Shottle from a 14,415kg…

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Proof updates

2017-08-09 - The August proofs are out, so what is the news? – who are the new leaders? – who are the biggest losers? – and who are the most impactful sires? Read HI’s online newsletter tomorrow to get worldwide highlights from the latest sire summaries. Not subscribed?…

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August issue arrival!

2017-08-02 - Bringing you the latest breeding news, industry incite and topical reports is HI’s August issue. Inside, HI addresses concerns with straight legs in the breed and continues its series on how top 100,000kg-cow producing herds achieve their unbelievable records. Also included…

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Posch’s unrelenting legacy

2017-07-31 - In July HI reported that the Oakfield Pronto Ritzi line of the Audrey Posch legacy has set a new record – reaching 19 generations of EX with Absolute-daughter, Golden-Rose Ginger EX-91! But there is more news to come from this intriguing line… Read more about this family…

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Guest of Honour

2017-07-28 - The National Dairy Shrine in the US has announced that their Guest of Honour for 2017 will be artist Bonnie Mohr, who becomes the first woman to recieve this honour. This is the Dairy Shrine's most prestegious award, presented annually to acknowledge outstanding service to the…

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Excellent 2-year-old!!

2017-07-26 - In the past, Excellent 2-year-olds in the US were virtually unheard of as cows must be calved a 2nd time before being elegible for the EX score. However, with the current practice of calving heifers much younger, it is now not quite so rare. The latest cow to achieve the…

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Two Million Genotypes

2017-07-24 - The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB), the organization responsible for the calculation of genetic evaluations in the US, has announced that they have now passed the milestone of two million animals in their genomic data base. This figure is made up of 287,984 males and 1,662,922…

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BSI’s 3rd edition

2017-07-20 - Have you seen it yet? The 3rd edition of Brown Swiss International? This annual publication, which was mailed along with HI’s July issue, has been hailed a success by readers worldwide! If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this 40-page masterpiece – here’s…

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Charley-son tops sale

2017-07-18 - Top price in the Diamond Genetics Online Bull sale was €82,000 for DG PG Cooper, a Charley-son testing 2789 gTPI, 154 gRZG. From the heart of the Cosmopolitan family, Cooper’s dam, Corringham Kingboy Crimson, is the Nr.2 gTPI cow in Europe and was sold for €41,000…

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Divine Type

2017-07-17 - In June HI provided you with a report on the remarkable Wendon Triumph Divine family. Today we are very happy to bring you an update: this impressive family has gained its first 96-point cow. Wendon Goldwyn Diode EX-96 is a grand-daughter of Divine via a VG Dundee. Congratulations…

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Blexy impresses

2017-07-12 - Storming the Wisconsin State Championship was the 1st place 6-year-old, Rosiers Blexy (Goldwyn-Dundee), who was crowned Grand Champion and Best Udder by Judge Mike Berry. Reserve Grand went to the impressive Intermediate Champion, Trefle Chassep Doorman, who earlier won the Junior…

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Crossnacole wows the crowd!

2017-07-07 - 1000s of visitors flocked to Victor Jackson’s impressive Crossnacole herd in County Wicklow to attend the Irish Holstein Association’s popular “National Open Day”. Amongst the day’s highlights was a national stockjudging contest, results from the national…

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Dabble’s Domain

2017-07-05 - The annual Holstein USA convention was this year hosted in Bellevue, Washington. Included in the action-packed itinerary was a trip to Ronelee Farms, home to the famous Dabble family. What a delight for visitors to see the family’s 14-year-old matriarch, Ronelee Outside Dabble…

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July is here!

2017-07-04 - Diverse: A word to describe HI’s July-issue. Why diverse? Because there are articles analysing a variety of elements associated with our beloved Holstein. For example: The edition takes on breed issues like “teat length”, examines the homozygous-polled sire Lucky-PP,…

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US Production Records

2017-06-30 - Two young cows in the 1600-cow Twin Spruce herd at Richmond, Minnesota, have set US milk records in recent weeks. The cows are T-Spruce Lithium 7367 (Lithium-Bookem-Megaman-Shottle), who established a new S2 milk record for 3x milking with 305-day figures of 48,560 lb (22,031…

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Select Sires and Accelerated Genetics…

2017-06-28 - Effective July 1st, Select Sires and Accelerated Genetics will merge. The two breeder-owned co-operative bull-studs have jointly owned World Wide Sires since 2001, the company that has operated as the international marketing arm for both organizations with operations…

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Herds of Excellence

2017-06-26 - The US Holstein Association has announced the 13 recipients of the Herd of Excellence awards for 2017. This is the 9th year of the awards, and this year the competition was divided into 3 herd-size categories. Winners from the 500+ cow section were Bomaz, Emerald Acres, Seimers and…

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Jazz-tastic!

2017-06-23 - Storming the Royal Highland Show in Scotland was the 2-months-fresh, Newbirks Jazz 1584. The 3rd lactation Lavanguard-daughter is out of an EX-90 Bolton and comes from a family that is nearly 70 years old. Read more about the Jazzs in HI’s May issue. Not subscribed? Click here!…

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The Camomile-cut

2017-06-22 - It was a “Camomile” kind of day at the Indiana State Show, as 2 of Silvermaple Damion Camomile EX-95’s daughters took the top placings. Grand Champion went to her Doorman-daughter, Senior 3-year-old Butlerview Camilla, whilst Reserve went to 4-year-old Silvermaple…

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Euclid-daughter tops sale

2017-06-21 - Top seller at the After Show Sale in Germany was Wilder Haya at €16,000. Having an outcross pedigree, the Euclid-daughter is out of Wilder Honig VG-86 by Lineman and traces back to Batke Outside Kora EX-94, the Junior Champion from the 2006 All-European Show. Haya tests 155…

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French National

2017-06-13 - As you would expect, the 49th edition of Prim’Holstein’s National show in St-Etienne, France was a great success. Taking the top-2 honours were the senior champions Du Louvion Harlinda (Gold Chip-Pagewire) and Goldblack Du Tombuy (Lauthority-Kite). Read more in HI’s…

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Doorman news

2017-06-12 - At the Expo de la Matapédia Show in Quebec, judge Hubert Guimond selected junior 2-year-old Craila NC Doorman Luxury as his Grand Champion. Reserve went to Junior 3-yr Camphols Goldsun Thrisha and HM Grand was Senior 3-yr Champion Kevannick Sholten Dianna. Photo: Expo de la…

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Windhammer in Korea

2017-06-08 - Out of the 98 animals forward at the 2017 Korea Holstein Spring Show, judge Harry Schuiling from the Netherlands selected an impressive 2nd lactation Senior 3-year-old Windhammer-daughter (photo) to be his Grand Champion. The Reserve Grand title went to the Senior Champion, a 4-year-old…

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June is here!

2017-06-05 - The beginning of a new month guarantees 1 exciting thing – a new HI! And the latest June publication is certainly an issue to look forward too… Discover how 3 herds (located in the Isle of Man, Germany and US) achieved record numbers of 100,000kg cows, find out who has…

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VG-89 2-Year-Old Sisters

2017-06-02 - It was a great classification day in the 1200-cow Reyncrest herd in western New York with two VG-89 2-year-olds...and they are maternal sisters!! Reyncrest Hez Gold Chain (by Heztry) and Reyncrest WB Gold Ring (by Windbrook) were both 2 years and 8 months old when scored, and are…

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World Milk Day

2017-05-31 - June the 1st is World Milk Day! World Milk Day was first designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 2001 to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. The day is intended as an opportunity to focus attention on all things connected…

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Japanese Winner

2017-05-29 - Grand Champion of the Hokkaido Black & White Show was the J3 class winner Happy-Line Damion Engineer, who stems from the Krull Broker Elegance family. Sired by Damion, she is out of the successful show cow Sweetness Advent Entry, and was exhibited by Tomoki Hoshida of Happy-Line…

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Double the Gain

2017-05-26 - Work from the CDN in Canada confirms that the rates of genetic gain for the Holstein breed have doubled since the introduction of genomics. For the last 5 years prior to genomics the annual gain for the breed in Canada was 50 LPI points while for the 5 years from 2011 to 2016 the…

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Star of the Breed

2017-05-25 - Miss Hot Mama-Red EX-92 has been announced as the US Holstein Association's "Star of the Breed" for 2016. Bred by Thomas, Heath & Iager, Hot Mama is by Apples Armani and out of Starmark Ad Hotstuff-Red EX-94 and stems from a red branch of the Roxy family. She is…

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Bretagne

2017-05-23 - Grand Champion of the Regional Bretagne Show in France was the Yorick daughter Yorick Roxy, owned by Gaec Toullec, Gaec Madec and Quim Serrabassa of Triangle Holstein. Yorick Roxy is out of a Roy dam. The high type bull Yorick is an Atwood son out of a Shottle who traces back…

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DBI has arrived!

2017-05-18 - Have you read it yet? The new Dairy Breeds International (DBI) that came along with HI’s May issue? The multi-breed magazine is causing a stir and we have had super feedback about this annual publication already. 2017 marks DBI’s 4th edition, which includes a record 21…

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Unix’s first Grand Champion

2017-05-15 - In April newly-proven Croteau Lesperron Unix became the Nr.1 daughter-proven Conformation sire in Canada (+17). As more of his daughters calve around the world, breeders are eager for more information on how the Uno-son’s daughters are performing. In Switzerland the initial…

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Doberman, Champion in Poland

2017-05-12 - Winning the Polish National Show and the “SuperChampion” title was the 3rd lactation Doberman-daughter, Drobka, owned by the Lubiana farm. Lubiana also claimed the 2nd lactation cow champion prize with a Dorcy-daughter. Claiming the 1st lactation section was a Windbrook…

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The Iron lady passes

2017-05-10 - Decrausaz Iron O-Kalibra was a game changer and never failed to wow the crowd with her unprecedented dairy strength, deep frame and phenomenal udder. Nominated by HI readers as the 2013 and 2015 World Champion, O-Kalibra was also the first cow in Switzerland to score EX-97. And more:…

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Time for HI’s May issue!

2017-05-09 - Have you heard of Summitholm in Canada? It’s the birthplace of 119 cows that have surpassed the 100,000kg mark. Read all about this world-record breaking herd in HI’s May issue! Also featured in May are many more fascinating stories – like profiles on 4 other herds:…

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Outside nears 1,000 EXs

2017-05-05 - An interesting fact! Did you know that Braedale Goldwyn’s type record is being attempted by an old friend? Comestar Outside, who would have turned 23 this year, now has 999 EX daughters in Canada! And he will be the first sire, after Goldwyn, to have 1,000 EX daughters in Canada!…

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Dairy production in Senegal

2017-05-03 - In April, the export company, Deltagro, shipped nearly 1,200 cattle to Senegal, West Africa. The boat contained 1,160 pregnant dairy cows of all breeds (Normandy, Holsteins, Montbéliardes, Brown Swiss) and 20 breeding males. The operation was carried out as part…

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Endless connections

2017-05-02 - A look at the results from the Midwest Spring National reveal some very interesting insights. Siring 2 winners from the milking classes was the Nr.1 PTAT sire, Scientific Defiant. Milksource Lexus-Red was 1st Junior 2-year-old, whilst Miss Pottsdale Tang-Red won the Senior 3-year-old…

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Net Merit Revamp

2017-04-28 - With the April proofs, the USDA implemented changes in the Net Merit index formula. While most adjustments were minor changes updating the economic importance of the individual traits, there were two larger changes. The first was was the balance of fat to protein. In the…

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Top gTPI Bulls

2017-04-26 - Topping the April genomic bull list are a pair of bulls sharing the score of 2952 gTPI: Bomaz Skywalker, a November '16 Jedi bull, and Progenesis Fabulous, an August '16 calf sired by Jedi's full brother Jett. Skywalker is from a Cabriolet heifer backed by an EX Mogul…

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Now 4-E

2017-04-24 - On the list of the highest classified cows in the US over the last 12 months there are 10 cows at EX-96, including 1 red and white: Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red EX-96. When the classifiers visited Ridgedale in New York last week Raichu became EX-96 4-E as she is now over 12 years old.…

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New EX-97!

2017-04-20 - The 2-time UK Dairy Expo Champion, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody, has scored EX-97! The powerhouse, who will be 10-years-old in October, has produced over 100,000kg milk in 6 lactations. Read more about this impressive cow in HI’s May issue! Not subscribed? Click here. (Daily news:…

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Canadian Master Breeders

2017-04-12 - At Holstein Canada’s coveted Master Breeder Gala, held in conjunction with the Canadian Convention, 19 breeders received a 2016 Master Breeder award. The award is regarded as the most prolific accolade presented by the association and was initiated in 1929. Check out which…

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Allie’s stamp wins big

2017-04-10 - One of the highlight-events at the annual Canadian Convention is the announcement of the “Cow of the Year”. Inaugurated in 1995, the accolade aims to recognize elite Canadian cows that have had impacted the breed both domestically and abroad. Scooping the leading prize…

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Astounding Equinox

2017-04-07 - With a catalogue full of impressive animals and pedigrees, right from the outset the Equinox sale was going to go down a storm. And it sure did… Topping the sale at $170,000 was the 2015 World Dairy Expo Intermediate Champion, Jacobs Sid Beauty, who was purchased by Cedar…

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Proof Time!!

2017-04-05 - New at Nr.1 in Canada is Comestar Lautrust at 3330 LPI. He combines outcross sire Sudan with the great Laurie Sheik family, with the maternal line tracing through Man-O-Man and Goldwyn to Lautamie Titanic. 1673 milk with great components and +14 type gives Lautrust…

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April is here!

2017-04-04 - Whatever your breeding goal, HI’s April issue brings you exclusive knowledge and information to keep you learning and moving forward. Here’s a glimpse of what’s inside… Travel with HI to Switzerland to visit Hänni Farms where conformation, productivity…

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New Nr.1

2017-03-29 - Much excitement surrounded the multi-index pleasing Supershot-son DG Charley, and now one of his early sons is also drawing attraction. Hurtgenlea Richard Charl, bred by Hurtgenlea Holsteins and controlled by Diamond Genetics, has emerged as the Nr.1 NM and Nr.2 gTPI bull worldwide…

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Inside scoop

2017-03-28 - Early Seagull-Bay Silver-daughters are starting to calve and have been causing a stir already. Why? Just take a look at these 5 impressive Silver-daughters at Seagull Bay Dairy in the US. Silver, the former Nr.1 gTPI sire, is a Mogul-Snowman grandson of the 2015 Global Cow of the…

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UK Supershots

2017-03-24 - The first 2 Supershot-daughters classified in the UK have provided very intriguing results. The first, Longmoor Dkr Ilary-P, is a Supershot from a VG-87 Ladd-P and scored a massive VG-88-2yr! Polled and testing £454 gPLI, 2.58 Type, Ilary comes from the Skalsumer Pietje family.…

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Type-tastic

2017-03-23 - Show-winning type was in top demand at the Westcoast Classic sale! Top seller at C$92,000 was a Beemer-daughter from the 2016 World Dairy Expo Reserve Grand Champion, Wendon Dempsey Prude EX-95. C$36,000 was paid for a 1st choice from the 2016 Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion, Jacobs…

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Belgium Brilliance

2017-03-21 - At Belgium’s “Nuit de Holstein” in Libramont, Pascal Henchoz from Switzerland selected the Senior 3-year-old, Lasid De Bois Seigneur by Sid, as his Grand Champion. Other milking champions on the day included the Junior Milking Champion, AHL Honey 1518 by Avalon,…

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HI Honours

2017-03-16 - Congratulations once again to the owners and breeders of our 2016 title winners. The Global Cow of the Year, Red Impact Cow of the Year, World Champion and Red-Holstein World Champion have become globally-recognised accolades and we are already looking forward to finding 2017’s…

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All-Britain success

2017-03-15 - The All-Britain awards have been announced and the animal gaining the highest number of points was Senior 3-year-old Newbirks Jazz 1584 owned by R & E Butterfield of Ingleview Holsteins. Jazz garnered an impressive 326 points from members of the UK judging panel. The biggest…

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She’s done it!

2017-03-14 - In October 2007 HI published an article about the Knoef family in the Netherlands. At the time they had bred thirty-two 100,000kg cows in 10 years and featured was one of the young stars of the herd, Boukje 239, who the family hoped would add to their long-living cows in the coming…

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9th Generation EX

2017-03-11 - Altona Lea Windbrook Jezebelle EX-91 has become the very first 9th generation Canadian EX. And making the achievement extra special is that all 9 generations carry the Altona Lea prefix of the Barkey family at Blackstock, Ontario. Her pedigree: Windbrook-Mr Sam-Dundee-Leduc-Storm-Lindy-Sheik-Amos-Starlite.…

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Cosmo Supremacy

2017-03-08 - The highest gTPI animal to emerge from the March genomic interim run is Modesty-Pulsar daughter, Stantons Pretty Models (2942 gTPI), who hails from the great Larcrest Cosmopolitan family. Interestingly over on the male gTPI list, a member of the Cosmo family also occupies the top-spot…

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The March issue is on its way!

2017-03-06 - In HI’s new March issue you can look forward to a “cow family special” as 7 super bloodlines from around the world are investigated, including the genomic superstar S-S-I Miri and the Australian Cow of the Year Rengaw Janea. But that is not all, inside 3 very special…

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Schau der Besten

2017-03-03 - A full report of the action from Germany's Schau der Besten and the best photos  will be included in HI's April issue. Can't wait that long? Why not have a special sneak peak and look through a photo montage compiled by Han Hopman on HI's Facebook page…

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Dora strikes again!

2017-03-02 - Dora 99 continued her winning-streak at the Dutch Middenmeer show. Last year the Sid-daughter claimed the heifer championship – this year she returned to “do the double” taking the middle section championship and the overall championship! Winning the senior section…

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Sizzling Sahara sale

2017-02-28 - The Stars of Sahara sale (UK) was once again a huge success. Headlining the sale was the super-uddered Sahara Mascalese Ambrosia VG88-3yr (£11,000), a great-grand-daughter of the legendary EK-Oseeana Ambrosia. The second highest seller at £10,000 was Sahara Harper Iola…

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Mitzi strikes again!

2017-02-23 - The Mitzis are taking Europe by storm… Topping the German Masterrind Exclusive sale at €25,000 was MHD Ester, a 2808 gTPI Jedi-Headliner from the Hendel Durham Mitzi family. A sister to Ester was the dam of the highest seller (€45,000) at the Tulip sale in the Netherlands…

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Italian Euro winners

2017-02-21 - Three class winners from the 2016 All-European Show in Colmar occupied the top-3 places at the Open European Show in Montichiari, Italy. For his Grand Champion judge Thierry Jaton from Quebec selected 4-year-old Dotti Stanleycup White, whilst reserve and HM went to the 1st and 2nd…

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New EX-95 cow

2017-02-16 - One of the newest scored EX-95 cows in the breed is Miss Simpsons Grace. Backed by an impactful sire, the nearly 13-year-old classification star is sired by the 1996-born bull, Metro, who is the former Nr.1 Type and Udder sire. Graces’s dam is by a homebred United Nick-son…

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Dutch Windbrook

2017-02-14 - At the 2017 Wintershow in the Netherlands, Stefan Widmer from Switzerland awarded Windbrook-daughter Geertje 567 with grand champion. Geertje 567, who had triumphed in the middle section, got the nod over 2 cows from the Bons-stable: senior champion Bons-Holsteins Ella 186 by Laurin…

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Leaninghouse hits Nr.1

2017-02-10 - The Leaninghouse prefix has had a top-ranking, reoccurring presence in recent sire summaries. And it is largely due to the transmitting abilities of one individual, Supersire-daughter Playball JL Bubbles VG-85. To give you a brief overview, in December at Nr.4 on the gTPI sire list…

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180,000kg Austrian cow

2017-02-07 - Record-smashed! In Austria a Red-Holstein has reached 180,000kg lifetime production, the highest in the country. 15-year-old Petra is owned by the Steiner family in Tyrol and so far has produced 180,000kg at 3.64%F and 3.37%P. Who said that Red-Holsteins don’t produce…

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February: A Special Edition!

2017-02-06 - It’s already February and that means you can look forward to a new HI issue! And this edition is extra unique, being a “herd report” special! In a full worldwide tour, travel with us to 6 different herds: Germany’s Bewersdorff herd, Broad-Cove in Canada, Elm-Spring…

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1800th family member

2017-02-03 - Landmark registration! The Lawson family’s Newbirks herd, located in north-east England, is home to 429 Holsteins. Of the 429, 222 of them are from one bloodline – the herd’s homebred Jazz family. The herd was established in 1948 and the family dates back to this…

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US hits milk record

2017-02-01 - US milk production was up 2.4% during the fourth quarter (52.5 billion lb total) when compared to the same 3 months the previous year. The average number of cows milked during the quarter was 9.35 million, 10,000 cows more than the quarter previous and 26,000 cows more than same…

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New Milk Record!

2017-01-27 - It only feels like yesterday when we reported that Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi broke the US single-lactation national milk production record in 2015. However today we can confirm there is a new leader, Ever-Green-View My Gold EX-93, who set a 365-day record of 77,480lb (35,144kg) milk,…

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Turvy Takes the Title

2017-01-26 - The 2016 World Dairy Expo R&W Grand Champion, Pheasant Echo's Turvy-Red, already has a reason to celebrate in 2017 as well – the Advent-daughter has just won the Red and White Dairy Cattle Association’s Cow of the Year award. Turvy is out of an EX-91 September…

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Swiss legend passes

2017-01-23 - Just as the 2017 Swiss Expo came to a close, sadly, so did the life of the legendary show-cow and brood-cow Hellender Juror Jurgolin EX-92-7E. Reaching an impressive 17-years of life and producing over 150,000kg milk, Jurgolin bred the Nr.1 bull in Switzerland (Colin), her twins…

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1, 2 for Elm Banks!

2017-01-19 - Grand Champion of the 2017 International Dairy Week in Australia was the winning 5-year-old, Paringa Braxton Parry, owned by A and S Barron, W Barron and Elm Banks Holsteins. Reserve Senior Champion went to her classmate and herd-mate, Elm Banks Seaver Donna (2nd 5-year-old), owned…

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Hoss makes headlines

2017-01-17 - At $50,000, top price at the New York Convention ET sale was AOT Modesty Hoss. Testing 2829 gTPI, 940 NM$, Hoss is out Cookiecutter Has by Supersire from the Cookiecutter Holler family. Read more about this family in HI’s December issue! Not subscribed? Click here. Photo: Cookiecutter…

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Record registrations!

2017-01-16 - Holstein Canada has announced a new record for animal registrations with 286,005 Holstein registrations completed in 2016. This is an increase of 2,150 registrations or 1% over 2015. In addition to Holstein registrations, Holstein Canada also registered 7,705 other breeds including…

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Nine Cows Score EX-96

2017-01-13 - In the last 12 months, 42 cows scored EX-95 or higher in the US, including 9 that recieved the score of EX-96. The latest to join the elite group at EX-96 was the Madison Champion Sheeknoll Durham Arrow. Also scoring 96 were Brackleyfarm Chelios Cheerio, the Royal Reserve Champion,…

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Shorthorn record

2017-01-09 - Milking shorthorn, Oceanbrae Fawn’s Accent-P EX-94, has set a new breed record for fat production in a single lactation in Canada. In her fifth 305-day lactation Accent-P produced 807kg of fat, eclipsing her previous record of 707kg of fat produced as a 4-year-old in 2014. Accent-P…

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20 herds receive coveted award

2017-01-06 - Holstein Canada has announced the winners of its 2016 Master Breeder awards. And this year 20 herds earned this prestigious title – 11 herds are situated in Ontario, whilst the remaining 9 are located in Quebec. Amongst the winners there were 9 first-time recipients and 2 third-time…

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New discoveries

2017-01-05 - Heading the January interim genomic female list is Hilmar Superfly 13227 at 2923 gTPI. The nearly 2-month-old chart-topper is from a homebred family in the Hilmar herd and is the 7th generation to carry the prefix. Sired by Superfly (Supershot-Galaxy), her nearest dams include a…

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2017 kick-starter

2017-01-03 - Kick-start 2017 the right way, with the latest issue of HI! The new January issue will be landing any day and there is lots of information to catch-up on. Travel with HI to GenoSource in the US and learn about this forward-thinking breeding group, then move over to Canada and visit…

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2886 & 2878 gTPI sisters sold!

2016-12-23 - The 2 highest gTPI females ever sold at public auction went through the sale ring at the 2016 Holiday Harvest sale yesterday. The higher of the two, BGP Modesty Imogene, a 2886 gTPI Modesty-Meridian from the Rudy Missys, brought the top price of $162,500. The other was Imogene’s…

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New EX-95 in France!

2016-12-21 - The name behind the new 95-point cow in France is Brune EBH. The Shottle-Blitz daughter is owned by Gaec Besson and is a 6th lactation 10-year-old tracing back to the Plushanski Chief Faith family. A bull-dam, Brune is the dam of the daughter-proven sire Farmoy EBH by Man-O-Man,…

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Female BPI leader

2016-12-20 - Glomar Goldwyn Lucky 4319 VG-87 is the Nr.1 BPI female in Australia (403 BPI). The 3rd lactation BPI powerhouse is from a homebred family in the Glomar herd and is backed by a VG-89 Roumare x VG-87 Laudan x 7 more VG/EX dams. Lucky has 35 offspring and the highest BPI is a Supersire-son…

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New breeding force

2016-12-14 - Three leading Idaho-based herds, Seagull Bay Dairy, Triple Crown Genetics and Cannon Dairy, have formed a new genetic partnership – WinStar Genetics. WinStar Genetics seeks to be a leading global supplier of embryos, females and males and will be primarily focused on high total…

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Bons supremacy

2016-12-12 - The Dutch national HHH show saw a dominating result from Bons-Holsteins, who claimed the top-3 honours. American judge Brian Behnke selected the 4th lactation Bons-Holsteins Koba 191 (Jasper-Integrity) as his Grand Champion, Reserve went to the Laurin-daughter, Bons Holsteins Ella…

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New European tops!

2016-12-09 - Two Jedi-daughters, TDG Caryssma and De Volmer Sabine, reached new European heights testing 2900 gTPI this December sire summary. Caryssma, who is bred in Switzerland, is backed by Jedi-Supershot-Headliner and goes back to Larcrest Cosmopolitan. Whereas Dutch-born Sabine is sired…

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Chassity passes

2016-12-08 - We are sad to report that one of today’s greatest brood-cows, Regancrest Chassity EX-92, has passed away, just shy of her 11th birthday. Chassity, a Shottle-Champion grand-daughter of PR Barbie, was honoured with the 2011 Global Cow of the Year title. Amongst her numerous sons…

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Nearly 3000 gTPI

2016-12-07 - The December proof run has unveiled various new frontrunners and over in the US we have a new TPI leader, Bacon-Hill Montross, with a massive 2771 TPI. Nearly breaking through the 3000 gTPI barrier was S-S-I Pinnacle (Modesty-Montross x S-S-I Supersire Miri) at 2974 gTPI and at Nr.2…

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O’Kalibra continues

2016-12-05 - It seems like O’Kalibra is on a global role at the moment… O’Kalibra’s sons, O’Kaliber and O’Kalif, sired winning heifers at Aargau Junior Expo in Switzerland. In Germany her Awesome-Sid grand-daughter, O’Karamba-Red, topped the VOSt Select…

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December is here!

2016-12-01 - Can you believe it? We are already in December! And aside from Santa and much yule-tide cheer, what does this mean? Yes: The arrival of the new December HI! Filling the pages this month are herd stories from Gil-Gar (US), High Point (CA), Rey (CH) and Zandenburg (NL). Five cow family…

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French classifications

2016-11-30 - The October classification data for France has been complied and some interesting cows have been uncovered. The highest scored cow at EX-94 was the 8th lactation Brittany (Shottle-Lys Jabot), who also scored EX-97 for mammary and EX-96 for legs and feet. The oldest cow scored was…

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Japanese Elegance

2016-11-25 - Winning the 100-head Kanto Show in Japan was Godfrey Latitude Rose. The 4-year-old is sired by a herd bull, Godfrey Latitude, who is a Goldwyn x Champion from Savage-Leigh Licorice EX-92. Rose’s immediate dams are by Lightning and Gibson. Behind them is Budjon-JK Encore Elegant…

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Corrine: Victorious in Victoria

2016-11-24 - At the North West Victoria Spring Holstein Feature in Victoria, Australia, Judge Ben Govett tapped the winning 5-year-old, Holloddon Dealer Corrine, as his Champion and Supreme Udder of Show. In Reserve was Elmar Bolton Josephine. “I love the balance between her fore and rear…

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100 years!

2016-11-23 - The Virginia Holstein Association this year celebrates100 years and to commemorate this milestone, its 2016 event calendar has been full of various celebrations. For example, just a few days ago the association held an Anniversary Banquet and Annual Meeting which featured awards,…

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European Youth

2016-11-18 - The multi-breed young breeder competition in St.Lorenzen, Italy was a great success. St.Lorenzen is a municipality in South Tyrol which is a very active and passionate breeding area. The event featured a sale, as well as a type and showmanship competition. The highest selling Holstein…

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Super Australia

2016-11-16 - One of the last show’s in the UK calendar is AgriScot, which is held in Edinburgh, Scotland. The most coveted award at AgriScot is the “SuperCow” title where the champions from each breed go head to head. Winning the 2016 SuperCow award was the Laird family’s…

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Goldwyn-Dundee: Still the magic…

2016-11-15 - Holstein USA has released the 2016 data for the “Leading Sires of National Show Winners” and this year saw a show-down between Doorman, Atwood and Goldwyn. Dominating the heifer classes with 33 daughters finishing in the top-3 at national shows was Doorman, Atwood followed…

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Royal Grand Champion

2016-11-14 - Announcing her arrival as a "big time" show champion was the exciting young cow Jacobs Gold Liann who topped the 376-head Holstein display at Canada's Royal Winter Fair. The 3-year-old Gold Chip daughter is from an EX Allen and is owned by Westcoast Holsteins of BC,…

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Livestreaming From The Royal

2016-11-09 - For the first time Canada's Royal Winter Fair will be livestreaming all dairy shows. If you can't make it to the Royal this year, go to royalfair.org and click on the LIVE button at top left. The Black & White show will be held on Friday 11th of November. Holstein International…

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Swiss Long-Time Producer

2016-11-07 - Switzerland has a new life-time production leader among living Holsteins. The 18-year-old Rudolph daughter Wyss Rudolph Haiti now has figures of 180,112 kg milk with 6,680 kg fat and 5,630 kg protein. She is owned by Markus Wyss from Grasswil in the Canton of Berne, and was…

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Jessica Aims High!

2016-11-04 - Bringing £18,500, top price at the Cottonabbotts “Aiming High” sale in the UK was Cottonabbotts Penmanship Jessica. At £741 gPLI, Jessica is the Nr.1 gPLI female worldwide and was purchased by Wiltor and Overside Holsteins. She is a Penmanship-Barney-Supersonic…

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November is here!

2016-11-02 - “Action-packed” would be a good description of HI’s new November issue. Inside you can find out who is the 2016 Global Cow of the Year, discover unique details of World Dairy Expo and learn more about kappa casein. In addition you can visit top herds across the…

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Goldday passes

2016-11-01 - Just before he reached his 10th birthday, the reigning Nr.1 RZE sire, Goldday (142 RZE), has passed. Goldday is a Goldwyn-son from A-L-H Destiny VG-87-2yr, who is an O-Man daughter of Markwell Durham Daisy EX-92. As well as his own great traits, Goldday will also be remembered as…

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Italian memories

2016-10-31 - For those present at the 2016 Italian National Show, it will be an event they will not forget. Over 400-head were registered for the show and the quality of animals proved that “Italian style” was as strong as ever. And the show culminated with a very international line-up:…

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Ravishing Reginald

2016-10-28 - Top price at the Sprucecho dispersal in Ontario, Canada, was a promising Senior 3-year-old show prospect for next spring. Bringing C$9,700, Sprucecho Reginald Glossie VG-86-2yr is backed by an EX Talent, EX 1* Gibson, VG-86 Rudolph and 4 other VG/EX dams. The sale averaged C$3,954…

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ST in Italy

2016-10-26 - Sexing Technologies has taken shares in Inseme, one of the two largest AI organizations in Italy, releasing some 150 new Holstein sires every year. Inseme was recently featured in HI's September issue and organizes its first International Convention tomorrow, Thursday October…

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Flying trade

2016-10-25 - The 3rd edition of the German Masters sale solidified its status as a top European event with buyers coming from 14 different countries. 136 lots sold for an average price of €5,173 and the highest seller at €39,000 was KNS Garden. Testing 2782 gTPI/ 3565 gLPI, Garden is…

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Japanese Blackrose

2016-10-24 - At the Hokkaido Winter Fair, Canadian judge Bloyce Thompson selected the Braxton-daughter Woods-Star Corona Whitestone Rose as his grand champion. The fancy Junior 3-year-old descends from a cow family that has been very successful in the show-ring in Japan – Stookey Elm Park…

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Harvest celebrations

2016-10-21 - Holstein enthusiasts in British Colombia celebrated a successful Fall Harvest show and sale. At C$8,200, top seller was the 3 months fresh 2-year-old, Westcoast Doorman Chantelle. She is a daughter of the HM All-Canadian, HM All-American Senior 2-year-old, Stoneden Goldwyn Candace…

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Quality Show

2016-10-20 - At this year’s Autumn Opportunity it was a clean sweep for Quality Holsteins who, along with partners, took home the Grand, Intermediate and Junior Champion titles. Taking Grand Champion was 4-year-old Bosdale Gold Luster and Reserve went to the Mature Cow, Phoenix Baxter Geometry.…

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Showcase in Virginia

2016-10-19 - The Showcase sale at the Virginia Tech (US) saw 2 lots sell for the top price of $4,000. The first was Endco Colonia (2617 gTPI) who comes a super family, being a Super-Balisto-Robust from Larcrest Coal, who is a Mac-sister to Cosmopolitan. The second was Fairmont Doorman Lilymay…

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Winning Windbrook

2016-10-15 - Of the 205 head shown at the Eastern Ontario Western Quebec Championships, US judge Michael Heath selected the winning 4-year-old, Lochdale Rena (Windbrook-Goldwyn), as his grand champion. Following in reserve was the 2nd place 4-year-old, Hendercroft Fever Bazooka, whilst HM went…

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Frosty makes biggest bang

2016-10-14 - The magic Goldwyn-Dundee cross, with added attraction of Harvue Roy Frosty EX-97 as grand-dam, was what stole the show at the Bluechip Big Bang sale in Australia. As the top show cow Bluechip Goldwyn Frosty, who freshened with her 2nd calf in June, sold for the top price of $50,000.…

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Durham Dynasty

2016-10-11 - 2016 was history in the making for Regancrest Elton Durham, as the world-renowned type sire secured his first-ever World Dairy Expo Grand Champion with the Mature Cow winner, Sheeknoll Durham Arrow. Durham, who would have celebrated his 22nd birthday in March, won World Dairy…

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Master Breeder Award at the World…

2016-10-10 - During the World Dairy Expo, the Jacobs family of Cap Sante, Quebec, was presented with the 8th Whitey McKown 'Master Breeder Award.' This title is awarded annually to a well-managed breeder herd from the US or Canada that has had outstanding success at breeding, showing…

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The terrific October HI!

2016-10-06 - More scope is impossible. Index, outcross, Red Holstein, breeding strategies, geography, management, polled breeding, show and type… No matter what you are interested in, you’ll find it in the new HI issue. In the October HI that is being delivered around the globe in…

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October Genomic Heifers

2016-10-05 - The October release of genomic results for recently tested heifers is topped by four Modesty daughters, with three of the next four sired by Jedi while his full brother Jett sires the other one. These eight heifers are all over 2800 gTPI. However, the overall leader - and the only…

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Koba Wins Again

2016-10-03 - The Dutch National Champion at the NRM in 2014, Bons Holsteins Koba 191 EX-94, was Senior and Grand Champion at Hoornaar 2016. Sired by Jasper and out of an Integrity daughter, Koba had placed 5th in her class at the European Show in Colmar earlier in the summer. Another…

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Repeat victory

2016-09-29 - The 2016 Workum show (NL) saw some familiar faces at the top as Caudumer Hinke 199 ( Photo: Caudumer Hinke 199, Champion in Workum. (Daily news: Only available in English) 

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Australian matriarch

2016-09-27 - The winner of the Australian Cow of the Year 2015/16 was 14-year-old Rengaw Goldbullion Janea EX-91(6E). Janea has produced over 100,000kg milk and is the granddam of the Nr.1 & Nr.2 BPI sires, full-brothers Geemcee and Wrangler (MOM x Shottle). Photo: Rengaw Janea (Gold…

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Absolute star

2016-09-23 - As we head into fall the North American show season cranks up a gear and one of the highlight shows before World Dairy Expo is the All-American Dairy Show. Taking the Supreme title at the show this year was the Red Holstein Champion, Meadow Green Absolute Fanny. Photo: Supreme Champion…

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Clean sweep

2016-09-21 - It was a good day for the Waisagrund Agrar GmbH Crock operation at the Grüne Tage Thüringen in Germany. Not only did they win the TypeCup with a McCoy-daughter, but also the reserve title with a Damion-daughter with great pedigree (Damion-Goldwyn-Redmarker-Milan x Inspiration…

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Promis passes

2016-09-20 - After a long and prosperous 19 years of life, we sadly have to wave goodbye to the legendary Windy-Knoll-View Promis EX-95. Over the years the Rudolph-daughter has produced 22 EX daughters including 2 at EX-95, 2 at EX-94 and 4 at 93-points. Plus: Promis, her daughter Pledge and…

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Popular French Uno-son

2016-09-19 - In 2015 the most used bull in France was the Uno-Niagra son, Isitolo, with 33,999 first inseminations. Genomic sire Isitolo (179 gISU) scores 2.7 type, 3.0 mammary, 490kg milk with good fitness traits. Following Isitolo, with 32,301 inseminations, was the great daughter-proven Ehman…

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UK Dairy Day

2016-09-16 - It was a surreal day for the Whittaker family and their Knowlesmere herd from Shropshire when they claimed both the Grand Champion title and the Red & White Championship at the UK Dairy Day. Judge Giuseppe Quaini from Italy selected their 3-year-old Knowlesmere Goldwyn Abrakaboom…

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New Millionaire

2016-09-15 - Crackholm Fever has become the 13th Semex bull to join the illustrious group of bulls that have produced over a million doses of semen. The high type Goldwyn son has developed a strong international following due to the outstanding conformation of his daughters and the exceptional…

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Kueffner Holsteins and Jerseys

2016-09-14 - The Kueffner Holsteins and Jerseys Sale was held on September 13th with 48 Holsteins averaging $11,742 while 34 Jerseys averaged $13,421. Topping the sale at $185,000 was the Jersey cow Chilli Premier Cinema EX-93, while the top priced Holstein at $90,000 was Maplekeys Sid Odyssey.…

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High Priced Doorman

2016-09-13 - $117,000 was the top price of the Vente Blondin & Partners Sale held in Quebec, Canada, on September 8th - that price being paid for Walkerbrae Doorman Locket. The Doorman daughter was fresh on her second lactation and already scored VG-89 maximum for age after placing 7th in…

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Jedi Dominates

2016-09-12 - The September list of recently genomic-tested females for TPI is dominated by Jedi, who sires eight of the top ten. All ten are over 2800 gTPI, with the highest being N-Springhope Jedi 2726 at 2870 gTPI. This score is good for third place among all females on a TPI basis with…

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Veronica passes

2016-09-08 - Arethusa Farms has shared news of the passing of the legend Huronia Centurion Veronica EX-97 at the grand age of 17. Veronica, a cow admired by all dairy breeders alike, was made famous for winning the Grand Championship title at Madison on 3 occasions, as well as leaving a super…

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New partnership

2016-09-08 - On 1 September 2016 ‘De-Novo Genetics’, a partnership combining the elite Holstein breeding programmes of ABS and De-Su, was formed. The collaboration will help to accelerate the internal production of elite bulls. Current De-Su bulls in the ABS sire line-up include De-Su…

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Radiant Rosanne

2016-09-06 - Lot 1 is usually something special, and at the 5th edition of the Mox Type and Utility Sale it certainly was as the number belonged to the impressive 2-year-old, RS Rosanne VG-87-2yr. Rosanne, a Red show-winning Armani-daughter, sold for the top price of €12,500 and is backed…

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September is out!

2016-09-05 - Have you seen it yet? The glorious new September HI? 100 pages of pure Holstein heaven! Whatever your breeding goal or system, in HI there is always something to suit everyone. In this issue you can review all the latest news from the August sire summary, including red and polled.…

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Great possibilities

2016-09-02 - The highest polled newcomer in the recent August proof run was Ri-Val-Re Power Tool-P by Powerball at 2590 gTPI. He’s got a good level of milk and components, all-round fitness traits… And his family is serious hot property. In the last 15 months 13 calves have sold…

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Top-selling bull

2016-09-01 - At the prestigious Wexham Cup bull sale in the UK, the top price bull was also the winner of the type cup: Shanael Edward at £4,200. With a PLI of £370 and UK Type score of 2.09, Edward is a Silver-Jeeves descendent of UFM-Dubs Eroy. (Daily news: Only available in English) …

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An Absolute beauty

2016-08-30 - Grand Champion of the New York State Fair was a special young cow with a super special pedigree. That was the winning senior 2-year-old Ms Bliss (<Absolute), who is out of an EX-92 Goldwyn-daughter of Ms Exels Dundee Beauty EX-95. Photo: New York State Fair Grand Champion, Ms…

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Twizzle wins The Baileys!

2016-08-25 - One of the most historic and prestigious shows in Ireland is the Baileys Cow of the Year competition. And walking away with this year’s title is a cow that matches the contest’s exclusiveness: Hallow Advent Twizzle EX-96. (Read more about Twizzle’s family in this…

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Indian milestone

2016-08-23 - This month ABS have celebrated a landmark achievement as the company imported live bulls from the US to India for the very first time. In total, 13 Holstein bulls made the trip from the US to Mumbai and will settle in the Brahma bull stud. The bulls chosen for India were selected…

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Top day for Truus

2016-08-22 - Fabulous-daughter, Truus 1017, continued her winning streak at the anniversary edition of the 65th Fokveedag Vriezenveen in the Netherlands. Truus, owned by Jan, Anna and Mark Zomer beat 100 other entries to win the overall championship. Taking reserve was Winter's Farm Beppe…

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3-time Queensland winner

2016-08-18 - The 139th Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) in Australia brought another great win for Glenalbas Goldwyn Olivia, as the 6-year-old picked up the grand championship title for the 3rd consecutive year. Reserve was 5-year-old Wild Oats Georgia (Shottle-Final Cut) who stood 2nd in class to…

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Irish Sid

2016-08-16 - At the National Livestock Show in Ireland, it was a win for the 2nd lactation Clongoes Almeric (Sid-Shottle-Goldwyn). Standing in reserve was the aged cow winner, Evergreen Duplex Ebony, whilst HM went to the 2nd placed aged cow, Ballyclider Darkie 32 (<Tennyson). Photo:…

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Are daughter-proven sires still…

2016-08-12 - Proof-time – and the aspect most people focus on are what the genomic stars are. However, a quick look at the US most registered sires brings an ironic twist this proof week. Three of the top-4 most registered sires are daughter-proven bulls (Mogul, Supersire, Yoder and McCutchen).…

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New TPI leader

2016-08-09 - Well it has taken 5 proof runs, but the time has finally come for Seagull-Bay Supersire to be knocked off the TPI top-spot. And taking Supersire’s place was his nearest rival in April, Sandy-Valley Saloon, who gained 51 points rising to 2669 TPI. Read all about the latest proof…

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Charley heads to ABS

2016-08-08 - Hot off the press: The former Nr.1 gTPI sire, DG Charley, has been acquired by ABS Global. The top ranking Supershot-son currently tests 2786 gTPI (4/16) and combines extreme production (2,019kg milk, .05%F, .02%P) with superior fitness (PL +7.8, SCS 2.66, +2.0 DPR). Photo: DG Charley…

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New Issue is Out!

2016-08-05 - The August issue of HI is packed full of fascinating information from around the globe. Discover from our unique breeder survey as to how they select sires, and find out which bulls have been the best performed and which have disappointed. Read about the breeding strategy that has…

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89-Point 2-Year-Olds

2016-08-04 - Two first lactation cows have classifed the maximum score of VG-89 as 2-year-olds in the US in the past 30 days...and both are sired by Atwood and from Sanchez dams! Graybill Atwood Y94 is owned by Eli Graybill of Illinois. Graybill Farms is better known for their outstanding Jerseys.…

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Show Queen of Noord-Holland

2016-08-03 - Marijtje 356 EX-92 has been named Grand Champion for the third time at Opimeer, the summer show for the Dutch province of Noord-Holland. Marijtje is the undisputed queen of the show-ring in this province as she has now amassed at least six or seven major show victories. Bred…

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Increases in Stature now Slowing

2016-08-02 - From 1991 to 2005, the stature of the average Holstein cow increased by over half a centimeter per year. However, since 2005 that trend has dropped significantly to 0.18 cm per year. These figures were published by Canada's CDN and apply to Canadian Holsteins. Over recent years,…

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Wisconsin Winner

2016-08-01 - The five-year-old Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn was named Grand Champion of the Wisconsin Championship Show. Owned by Woodmansee / Van Exel / Abbott, Blexy Goldwyn was also winner earlier in the season at the Syracuse Spring Show in New York. Classified EX-94, the Goldwyn daughter is backed…

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Fertility Improving

2016-07-29 - A study looking at daughter fertility carried out by Dr John Morton in Australia has concluded that daughters of sires with higher breeding values for fertility have markedly better reproductive performance than daughters of bulls with lower breeding values. The study involved 74…

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Jessica Wins BPI Award

2016-07-28 - At the Victorian Winter Fair in Australia, the top BPI award went to Elmar Goldwyn Jessica 11 EX-91. Her BPI (Balanced Performance Index) of 225 ranks her in the top 2% of Australian cows. Jessica also scores well on both the Health Weighted Index (HWI) at 190 and the Type Weighted…

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Doorman Zandorra Wins in Germany

2016-07-27 - The exciting 2-year-old Roccafarm Doorman Zandorra was named Grand Champion of the Sudwest Show in Germany. Owned by Nosbisch Holsteins, Zandorra is out of a show-winning Windbrook that traces through Lou to the well-known Ocean-View Mandel Zandra EX-95, the dam of the successful…

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Rump Structure

2016-07-26 - The results of a study recently carried out by the CDN in Canada show that while rumps are positively correlated with herd-life, there is no significant correlation between sires with high rump proofs and daughter calving ability or daughter fertility. In deed, it revealed that sires…

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Luster at the Ontario Summer Show

2016-07-25 - With her return to the show-ring at the Ontario Summer Show in Lindsay, the 2014 All-Canadian 2-year-old Bosdale Gold Luster announced herself as one to watch for at the major shows moving into the fall. This Goldwyn daughter from the Ravenswell Lydia family headed the 4-year-old…

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Mogul most popular

2016-07-22 - It still takes a lot of stopping to get past the great Dorcy-son, Mogul. Even with 7138 daughters in his proof, over the last 2 weeks Mogul is still the sire with the most registered offspring in the US (296). In second place is the Nr.4 gTPI sire, S-S-I Jedi (232). (Daily news:…

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UK Jenn

2016-07-20 - At the scorching-hot 2016 Royal Welsh (UK), the championship went to Nobold Windbrook Joan, a descendent of Valleyville Lheros Jenn. Owned by Erie Holsteins, Joan was a VG-89-2yr and after freshening again mid-April, this was her first outing in her 2nd lactation. Photo: Nobold Joan…

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Top Endure

2016-07-18 - At the 30th anniversary of the Prim'Team Show, the event’s sale was hailed a success with a top of €6000 for Lieu Thomain Spotify. Testing 199 gISU, she is an Endure-Balisto descendent of Baviere VG-87, a former gTPI leader in Europe. The sale averaged €3,100.…

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Rhapsody takes Yorkshire

2016-07-13 - And she’s done it again! The successful UK show-cow, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody, who is now in her 6th lactation, has added the Great Yorkshire Show to her hit-list. Standing reserve was Lavanguard-daughter, Newbirks Jazz 1584. Read more about the great Rhapsody family in HI 8/15!…

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Trois-Rivieres

2016-07-11 - At the Trois-Rivieres Show in Quebec, it was the winning 4-year-old, Jacobs Cael, that stood out for judge Julien Chabot. Standing in reserve was fellow herd-mate, Jacobs Gold Liann by Gold Chip, whilst was HM was Santschi Aftershock Holiday. Photo: Grand Champion, Jacobs Cael,…

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New 97-point cow

2016-07-07 - Over in the UK, another cow has joined the elite EX-97 group: Warnelview Final Cut Nita. But Nita is not just good on conformation, as she has produced over 80,000kg in 6 lactations. Nita is out of an EX-92 Lee and is from a UK family going back to the British Friesians. Photo: Warnelview…

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Brown Swiss International

2016-07-07 - After the success of the first edition of Brown Swiss International last July, the second edition was certain to follow a year later… And here it is! Inside you can find herd reports on breeders in 5 different countries, 11 sire reports and a worldwide overview of genomic…

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New issue alert!

2016-07-05 - The July issue is landing! Brace yourself for another extra-special issue! In this month’s HI, travel to France to relive the action from the All-European Show, call on Australia to learn about Lightning-Ridge Holsteins and then visit to the US to catch up with the No-Fla and…

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Convention sale

2016-07-01 - $180,000: The top price at the 2016 US National Convention sale. This was for Clear‐Echo Modesty 3817, a 2816 gTPI Modesty-Supersire from the Dellias who also boasts 957 $NM, 9.5 PL, 2.92 SCS and 2.63 PTAT. Read all about the highlights from the convention in the August issue!…

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Bonnie Mohr blog

2016-07-01 - To celebrate “June Dairy Month” one of HI’s editors, Doug Savage, was invited to submit a guest piece to the Bonnie Mohr website blog. In his submission, Doug discusses genomics and gene editing – check it out here. (Daily news: Only available in English) …

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Future Frosty?

2016-06-28 - Harvue Windhammer Franki, the champion at the Ohio District III show, already carried expectations before she even stepped foot in the ring. From the “Harvue” prefix and the “F” family name you may have already made the connection… Yes: Franki is a…

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Awesome Attic

2016-06-27 - Maxville Show in Ontario, Canada, brought a win for 4-year-old, Elmcroft Reta (Attic-Jasper). Following in reserve and HM were 2 EX-95 cows – 1st place 5-year-old, Winterbay Fever Legacy from the Ravenswell Lydia family and the aged Cow, Lindenright Atwood Bounce. Photo: Elmcroft…

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Royal Highland

2016-06-24 - Another Royal Highland Show is in the books, and the 2016 championship title went to Blythbridge Rosalee (Goldwyn-Talent). Reserve fell to Boclair Sid Hope and Honourable Mention went to Logan Sid Edie. Photo: Blythbridge Goldwyn Rosalee EX-95. (Daily news: Only available in English) …

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New EX-97 in Germany

2016-06-23 - Fresh off the back of her 2nd place finish at the European Show, Modest-daughter Lady Gaga has been made Germany’s latest 97-point cow.  (Daily news: Only available in English) 

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3 days to go!

2016-06-22 - There’s only 3 days to go before the Facebook Takeover with Siemers Holsteins begins! Don’t miss your chance to talk directly to the people behind this 2,500-cow operation which averages 38,254lb (17,352kg) with an average cell count around 84,000! Also of interest is…

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A2 Milk Forecast Jumps

2016-06-17 - Shares in New Zealand dairy company A2 Milk soared 19% on Wednesday after the announcement of raised full-year revenue and profit forecasts as a result of strong demand from China. The company specializes in marketing liquid milk and infant formula that are high in A2 beta casein…

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Kingboy Takes The Lead

2016-06-16 - Morningview Mcc Kingboy, with 198 daughters registered in the US over the last two weeks, has taken over the lead from longtime list leader, Mogul (188). The popular high-type Mccutchen son is out of a Superstition daughter of Morningview Shottle Madilyn, from the Morningview…

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Outcross Sire Tops Daughter Count

2016-06-15 - The bull with the most daughters registered in Canada in 2015 was the outcross sire Monument Impression. Sired by Socrates, he is out of a Potter dam backed by a Durham, and placed second in Holstein International's Outcross Sire of the Year competition in 2013. Currently…

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Top European Heifers

2016-06-14 - Leading the way among top gTPI heifers in Europe for the month of June is a Supershot daughter from Willsbro in the UK. Willsbro Supershot Amber 57-E has a gTPI of 2717 and is out of a Saloon from the Atlee family. Supershot has another daughter at Nr.5 on the list. Silver is…

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Modesty Dominates

2016-06-13 - Ten of the 17 bull calves with over 2800 gTPI in the June genomic results carried the Pine-Tree prefix from Ohio...and all 10 were sons of Bacon-Hill Pety Modesty! Indeed, two of the remaining seven were also Modesty sons. On the female list, five of the top ten were also sired by…

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Max score 2-year-olds

2016-06-10 - In the last 30 days four 2-year-olds have received the maximum classification score of VG-89 in the US. The top beauties include Hoese Braxton Belucky, Just-N-Rust Atwd Pledge, Ladys-Manor McCord Ocean and M-Riverview Goldsun Kelly. The youngest, scored at 2 years 6 months, was M-Riverview…

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Top selling Zandra

2016-06-09 - At the Meiklefirth dispersal in Scotland, the most sought-after was Meiklefirth Gold Chip Zandra 3 VG-88-3yr. She sold for £4,600 and traces back to Ocean-View Zandra EX-95 via an EX Shottle and an EX Outside. Photo: Matriarch, Ocean-View Mandel Zandra EX-95. (Daily news: Only…

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Facebook Takeover: Siemers Holsteins

2016-06-06 - A 2,500-cow operation averaging 38,254lb (17,352kg) with an average cell count around 84,000… This is one of the great achievements being made at Siemers Holsteins in Wisconsin, USA. Plus, on top of that, their top operation contains elite genomics and show stars! After the…

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New partnership

2016-06-03 - Following Cogent Breeding Inc’s purchase of Foundation Genetics in Canada, the British company has announced further developments, this time with the brand-new type merit specialist, Blondin Sires Inc. The newly-formed partnership between the 2 companies will see elite type…

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The June issue is landing!

2016-06-02 - From leading polled sires worldwide, to a focus on haplotypes. Reports on top genomic and daughter-proven superstars, to the results of the red impact competition. Plus, intriguing herd stories from Conant-Acres in the US, Claynook in Canada and Bange in Germany… You can find…

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Japanese Atwood

2016-06-01 - She had already impressed at the 2015 Japanese national show where she clinched the intermediate championship, but at the biggest show of 2016 to date the spotlight was all hers… Out of the 252 head exhibited at the Hokkaido Show, judge Shigetoshi Ogura selected the Junior…

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“Sume” Sale

2016-05-31 - After a 70 year reign, the great Noremead herd in Wiltshire (UK) has been dispersed… But it wasn’t without a good send-off. Topping the sale at £6,000 was 12-month old Noremead Glauco Sume. Sume’s VG-87-2yr dam by Rockafella was also the sale’s 2nd…

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Western Spring National

2016-05-27 - At the Western Spring National show in Richmond, Utah, judge Pat Conroy selected the 4-year-old Utag Guthrie Zeezler as Grand Champion. Bred and exhibitied by the Utah State University, Zeezler is sired by the Goldwyn son Fustead Guthrie and her pedigree traces back through Spearmint-Dundee-Linjet.…

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Define Your Destiny

2016-05-26 - The Define Your Destiny sale held at Budjon, Wisconsin, on May 14th was one of the highest grossing sales of all-time with $2,197,500 paid for 118.5 lots with an average price of $18,612. The sale included 50 high-genomic heifers from the PEAK Genetics program along with high-type…

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Lucky Thirteen

2016-05-25 - Canadian bull Gillette Jeep has become the 13th bull bred in the famous Gillette herd to recieve the Class Extra designation. The coveted Class Extra award is given to bulls that sire a combination of Superior Type and Superior Production. Both his sire, Windbrook, and paternal grand-sire,…

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45 Of The Best

2016-05-24 - In the last 12 months, 45 Holstein cows have classified EX-95 or higher in the US, including five that recieved the score of EX-96. The fabulous five consist of the reigning World Dairy Expo Champion, Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha, the two-time Reserve Champion at Expo,…

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New EuroGenomics Cooperative

2016-05-23 - Seven key players have formed a co-operative aimed at exchaning genomic data in the Holstein breed and improving genomic evaluation techniques. The seven are Viking Genetics from Scandinavia, Evolution and Origin Plus from France, CRV from the Netherlands, CONAFE from Spain and MCB…

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Cosmopolitan strikes again

2016-05-20 - Once again it was the Cosmopolitans that headlined another elite auction. And this time it was at the Western Spring National Heritage sale where Endco Countess, a Rubicon-daughter from Peak Charm VG-85, was the sale topper. Bringing $16,000, 8-month-old Countess tests 2648 gTPI,…

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Alana passes

2016-05-17 - Show-ring heavyweight Ms Goldwyn Alana has been a favorite in Toronto on more than one occasion. But sadly we now know that her Reserve Grand finish last year was her last “Royal rumble” as her owner, Ferme Pierre Boulet, has announced the news of her passing. Whilst…

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New Swiss production leader

2016-05-16 - 184,295kg: This is the figure of the new lifetime production record in Switzerland. And the name of the cow behind this great feat is Bavona VG-86, owned by Adrian Kissling in Niederbuchsiten. Bavona, sired by Rudolph, has a full lifetime production record of 184,295kg milk at 3.62%…

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US sets new record

2016-05-13 - Holstein breeders in the US have reached a new breed average as reports from Holstein USA show that the Holstein ME average for fat has reached 1,000lb (454kg) for the first time. In addition, the 2015 Holstein ME levels for milk and protein were recorded at 26,690lb (12,106kg) and…

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USA’s new star

2016-05-11 - The cow honoured as Holstein USA’s 2015 Star of the Breed comes from the 2,900-head herd, Air-Osa Dairy in California. Not only is 7-year-old Air-Osa Redbull 12417 scored EX-95, but this great all-rounder has produced 166,190lb (75,383kg) milk at 6,086lb (2,761kg) fat, 5,284lb…

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Irish Advent

2016-05-09 - She’s a great cow admired by many. On several occasions she has filled reserve grand and HM places at national competitions, but finally 8-year-old Hallow Advent Twizzle 3 has struck gold. At this year’s Emerald Expo in Ireland Twizzle, who is now in her 5th lactation,…

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Colmar Calling…

2016-05-06 - How excited are you for Europe’s most prestigious Holstein Show – the All-European Championships? For the contest’s 2016 edition, Holstein enthusiasts will descend on Colmar in France. And to acknowledge this, HI will be including an extensive preview in its June…

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Don't miss it!

2016-05-05 - Extra-special: That’s the content in May’s new HI. In true HI-style, expect varied content that appeals to all dairy systems and breeding goals. For example, inside you can find discussions on the future of polled breeding, reports on top type sires like Airlift, a worldwide…

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Industry promise

2016-05-03 - A special lot comprising of an elite show cow shortlisted for the European Show with an extra-special pedigree was what headlined the very successful Sahara and Wiltor 'Passion for Pedigree' sale in the UK. Selling for £10,000, Ortongrange Snowman Alysia VG-89 (max)…

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2nd Wind has done it!

2016-04-29 - For several years La Presentation Daurel has solely reigned as Canada’s top brood star cow… until now. The 64-star Combination Supersire-daughter has a new force to reckon with. Just 31 days after receiving a 63 brood star grading, the mighty Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind…

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German Selection Sale

2016-04-28 - One of the highest red and polled heifers in Europe attracted the most attention at the very successful German Selection sale. Selling for €35,000, Wilder Saturn-P-Red (166 gRZG) is an Apoll-daughter of Wilder Smile-Red from the Apina Massias. 113 lots averaged €3,890 with…

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Sheila: A name to remember

2016-04-27 - We all know the names of famous show-cows in Canada and America, and in other countries like Australia, Switzerland, Germany and France. But what do you know about the show-cows in lesser known countries like South Africa, Sweden and Brazil? Today we shine the spotlight on an Argentinian…

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Queen Maya

2016-04-26 - The 30* brood-cow, Val-Bisson Maya VG-88, has been crowned this year’s Canadian Cow of the Year. The impressive Goldwyn-daughter, who has 29 VG daughters (including 17 VG-2yr), is the grand-dam of the Nr.1 daughter-proven conformation sire in Canada – Doorman (+19). Photo:…

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Tequila-time!

2016-04-25 - At the Midwest Spring National in Wisconsin it was all about Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red EX-95. The impressive 5-year-old Director-daughter stormed the competition winning back-to-back shows – the Red Holsteins one day, and the Black & Whites the next. (Read more about Tequila’s…

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Respect to Wendon

2016-04-22 - One of the highlights so far of the 4-day Canadian Holstein Convention was the Calgary Stampede National Holstein Show. And it was quite a day for Wendon Holsteins… Not only did they breed the grand and reserve champion, 4-year-old Wendon Dempsey Prude and senior 3-year-old…

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Shottle still in demand

2016-04-21 - One of the top UK prices of 2016 was realised at the Reydon dispersal sale. Selling for £5,400, Reydon Shottle Harriet 67 VG-87-2yr is from a homebred cow family and was one of 70 Shottle-daughters catalogued. And more: Harriet’s 2-month-old Goldfish-daughter also topped…

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Farm favourites

2016-04-21 - It’s a fact of life… every dairy farmer has their favourites. And the red cow pictured here is 17-year-old Benedikt-daughter, Roni, whose lifetime production currently totals 150,000kg. Roni belongs to a herd in Ostfriesland, Germany and is owned by Jan Delger (seen…

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Nightout’s supremacy

2016-04-18 - Could she be the greatest ever female for holding the gTPI rankings? At 2865 gTPI, the 3-year-old Uno-daughter, Ms Delicous Nightout, is still the Nr.1 gTPI female – a title she was first awarded back in April 2013 when she tested 2797 gTPI, 116 gTPI points higher than 2nd…

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More Mogul-mania

2016-04-14 - 338: The number of calves noted from the most registered bull in the last 2 weeks. But who is the sire behind this number? Yes, the ever-popular Dorcy-son, Mountfield Mogul, strikes again and he outranks his nearest rival (Kingboy) by 145 daughters. The Mogul-phenomenon is never…

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Excitement in NY

2016-04-13 - Once again Syracuse in New York hosted an outstanding Holstein spectacle. Over 200-head were assessed by Justin Burdette for the New York International Spring Holstein Show and it was a new name that made the headlines – 5-year-old, Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn EX-94. Another attraction…

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French milestone

2016-04-11 - Ground-breaking: For the first time in French history a new level of 237 gISU has been reached! This was achieved by Louxor, an Iznogoud ( Photo: Louxor’s dam, Hyacinte GP-84, by Benito. (Daily news: Only available in English)

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Another show-time Sid

2016-04-07 - At the Ontario Spring Discovery, judge Joël Lepage from Quebec selected the winning 4-year-old, Keylas Sid Roxanna VG-89-3yr (max), as his champion. Roxanna is a true product of Keylas breeding as her pedigree can be traced back in their herd to the 1970s. Photo: Grand Champion,…

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Proof-time!

2016-04-05 - Yes it’s that time again where the industry looks to see what genetic developments have emerged from the tri-annual proof run. Among the many success stories is Seagull-Bay Supersire (2697 TPI) who retains his Nr.1 TPI position for the 4th consecutive run. Interesting changes…

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HI’s new May issue is here!

2016-04-04 - “Jam-packed” would a way to describe HI’s new April issue. Not only does it contain the 6th edition of the Red Revolution magazine, but it also includes interesting articles on upcoming and chart-topping cow families like Gen-I-Beq Bombi and Aija Joy; plus top sires…

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Nr.1 gTPI sire headlines sale

2016-04-01 - A first choice female by the Nr.1 gTPI sire, Modesty, attracted the most attention at the Spring Genomic and Type Spotlight sale in the US. At $10,000, this was a Modesty from View-Home Mrdian Iowa VG-86-2yr. Iowa is out of Pine-Tree 2149Robst 4846, the dam of Monterey, Powerball-P,…

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WHFF Conference

2016-03-31 - Holstein enthusiasts from all over the world have gathered for the 14th World Holstein Conference in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. With the conference theme “Imagine the Future”, today is the first day of the full 2-day conference programme which includes various…

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Japanese Windbrook

2016-03-30 - Kick-starting the 2016 Japanese show season was the All-Kyushu B&W Show on Kyushu Island in the south in Japan. From the 133-head forward, judge Harry Schuiling (NL) selected the winning Junior 3-year-old, Mytysenior Star Wind by Windbrook, as his grand champion. Photo:…

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Another win for Fever in Australia

2016-03-29 - After the success of Paringa Fever Opa winning International Dairy Week in January, Fever has proved himself again in Australia as 4-year-old Avonlea Fever Suzette was crowned this year’s champion of the Royal Sydney Easter Show. Suzette is from a VG Jasper who is out of the…

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Countdown to CDX

2016-03-24 - The 2016 edition of the Canadian Dairy Xpo (CDX), is once again expected to be Canada’s largest dairy stage – showcasing the latest in innovation, genetics, robotics, dairy products and services. The event, held 6-7 April at Stratford Rotary Complex, Ontario, is expected…

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Vekis sale

2016-03-22 - Top seller (€75,000) at the 2016 Vekis sale was a choice of 3 Rubicons from Zandenburg Supersire Camilla. But the lot offered much more than that, as one of those 3 was Crossfell Rubicon Milla (2808 gTPI), the Nr.1 gTPI female in Europe. Sale animals averaged €5,880 and…

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Spring-time at CUDS sale

2016-03-21 - By a huge margin, top price at the 2nd edition of the CUDS Spring Classic sale was Endco Alcatraz ($40,500). This +2716 AltaSpring-daughter is out of Blondin TJR Supersire Aroma, who sold for C$190,000 at the Sale of Stars. Aroma is a grand-daughter of Kamps-Hollow Altitude and is…

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Miss Karow 2016

2016-03-18 - At RinderAllianz’s 18th edition of Schau Rind aktuell, the title of “Miss Karow” was claimed by the young cow champion, 2nd lactation Betty (Gold Chip-Morven). Photo: Gold Chip-daughter, Betty, Champion in Karow, Germany. (Daily news: Only available in English)

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All eyes on Sunrise

2016-03-17 - A leading gRZG score of 173 gRZG generated a record sale-price at the German Sunrise sale. The calf, who is also called Sunrise (Penley-Boss), is the highest testing gRZG female worldwide and drew the highest price in the sale’s 21-year history (€36,000). Photo: Sunrise’s…

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Cogent Twist scores EX-96

2016-03-16 - The internationally popular UK Shottle-son, Cogent Twist, has joined an elite league of bulls by scoring EX-96. Even though Twist is 10-years-old he continues to maintain a stalwart proof – ranking at Nr.5 (£425 PLI) in the UK. Twist comes from the Art-Acres Tex family,…

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Red & polled on top

2016-03-15 - At the Ohio Holstein Convention sale, the lot that drew the greatest attraction was Zimmerview Remmy-Red (Sympactico-Lawn Boy) from the August family. After freshening in January, she is potentially the Nr.1 gTPI polled and red cow and sold for $6,700. Photo: 3.dam Sellcrest T Roseanne…

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Price Forecast Downgrade

2016-03-11 - New Zealand giant Fonterra, the worlds largest dairy industry exporter, has again lowered it's farmgate milk price forecast - down from NZ$4.15 / kg milk solids to $3.90. Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings lists a combination of lower imports into China and Russia and production…

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New Index Leader

2016-03-10 - With 2886 gTPI, the January born heifer T-Gen-AC Dixie Delilah, sired by Mr Mogul Delta, has become the new leader in the US. Delilah is out of a Day daughter of Seagull-Bay Miss America VG-87, the full sister to Supersire. With this she surpasses the longtime leader MS…

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Type in demand at Butlerview

2016-03-08 - Whatever was going to top the Butlerview dispersal was going to be something special. And with Silvermaple Damion Camomile EX-95 heading the bidding – it certainly was… the 2-time All-American and All-Canadian who freshened in February sold for $45,000. Second highest…

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Big milk for Big Boukje

2016-03-03 - In February HI reported that the Dutch-cow, Big Boukje 192, had scored EX-90 at 18-years old. And now we bring more news about her – tomorrow this 14th lactation cow will officially be Holland’s first 200,000kg cow! Congratulations to her owners Jos and Ingrid Knoef!…

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March issue treat!

2016-03-03 - In amongst all the busy winter farm work you need to find some extra-special time to relax… Why? Because HI’s March issue is landing and it is a herd report special issue! Eight headline herds from around the world can be found in 1 issue: Colonia (DE), Jacobs (CA),…

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Farewell Strategy

2016-03-01 - We are sad to write about the passing of the 2016 Swiss Expo icon, Supreme Triple Strategy EX-91-5E. 20-year-old Strategy competed at the first ever Swiss Expo and in January, to celebrate the event’s 20th year, she came back to make a guest appearance. Read more about Strategy…

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Highest calibre

2016-02-29 - At 173 gRZG, 137 RZE, Mr Penny is the highest RZG sire to ever be sold at public auction. And this attraction drew a lot of interested parties, concluding with the Online Elite Bull Sale’s highest bid at €40,000. Penny is an Icone-son from the former Nr.1 gRZG heifer in…

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Early Apoll-P daughter tops sale

2016-02-25 - Despite Europe facing challenging times, around 3,500 people gathered for the start of the action at Schau de Besten in Germany: The Auction. Top price at €35,000 was Sunbird, a Red Apoll-P-Sympactico from the Splendor family. Bidding remained buoyant throughout the sale, bringing…

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3 x 100 tonne cows

2016-02-23 - Ragna and Kristen O Dahlgaard who farm in Denmark are the owners of 3 cows who have produced over 100,000kg of milk within 3 months of each other. They are pictured here and on the left is son Lars with the 8th lactation cow “Nr. 1903”, in the middle is Kristen with a…

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Extreme gTPI sire housed in the…

2016-02-22 - Last May, HI’s Daily News informed you about a bull called DG Charley (read more here). Today we can update you on Charley’s progress – the Supershot-son has made his first semen. As one of the highest gTPI sires in the world (2821 gTPI), it is unique for Charley…

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Mainstream’s millionaires

2016-02-19 - In 2014, Mainstream’s “millionaire” was the popular O-Man son, Manifold. Fast-forward 2 years and we are seeing millionaires at Mainstream again, but in a different light… The combined lifetime production of 3 cows at Mainstream – Lagerweys Hallmark…

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Galys Vray son sets new record

2016-02-18 - Mattenhof Sirwood, a Sid-son out of the 2016 Swiss Expo Champion Galys Vray, has set a new European growth record (based on daily live weight gain) for a young bull at ABS. The 18-month-old Swiss sire is experiencing unprecedented demand globally. Read more about Sirwood’s…

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Warnelview’s Rubys

2016-02-17 - A bloodline flourishing in the UK is the Warnelview Ruby family. One of the current stars of the herd is Warnelview Iota Ruby VG-89-3yr (max) and during the herd’s classifying yesterday, the Iota’s first daughter to be classified scored VG-2yr. In addition, Iota Ruby’s…

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Demand still strong for time-tested…

2016-02-15 - Top price at this year’s gTPI sale brought an ironic twist. Unlike what the sale’s name suggests – at $7,200, the highest selling lot was 10-year-old Crestlea Astro Karen EX-96, a 3-time All-Ontario nominee. Photo: Crestlea Karen EX-96 (Astronomical-Gibson-Charles-Stardust).…

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Nineteen 100,000kg cows

2016-02-12 - The Lahousse family’s Zomerbloemhof herd in Flanders has pushed its own record even further for the highest number of 100,000kg cows in their area. The most recent addition to its 100-tonne club is a VG-86 Talent-daughter, Ann, who is now in her 9th lactation and just over…

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Farewell Bagatelle

2016-02-11 - Recrue Bagatelle, Switzerland’s highest lifetime production cow, has died at 18 years old. Bagatelle, who carries the red factor, finished up with 183,626 kg milk at 4.21% Fat and 3.26% Protein. Photo: Bagatelle pictured with her owner, Bernhard Gertsch.

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The Jacobs story continues

2016-02-09 - The All-Canadian results have been announced and one of the highlights is Ferme Jacobs’ 3-year reign as winner of the breeder’s herd. Read more about the successful Jacobs family in HI’s “herd report special” March issue! Photo: Jacobs Goldwyn Valana…

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More about Selen

2016-02-08 - You have most likely already seen the headlines from the European Open Show in Verona. This year’s champion was the 4-year-old, Bel Barclay Selen. But what do you know about her pedigree? Selen’s maternal boasts 3 generations of Italian breeding: Barclay-Goldsun-Mtoto.…

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Rubicon all-round

2016-02-05 - Mogul-son EDG Rubicon is certainly making his presence known in the February interim index rankings. In the US female lists, 3 of the top-5 heifers are all sired by him. At Nr.1 is T-Gen-Ac Dixie Roxanne (2788 gTPI) from the Rudy Missy family, at Nr.2 is Klassic Bubblebath (2780…

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A little extra colour in March’s…

2016-02-04 - Aside from our beautiful Holsteins, once a year HI dedicates time to a supplement magazine, Dairy Breeds International, to inform our readers of the progress and status of various other breeds: Ayrshire, Normande, NRF, Fleckvieh, Viking-Red, Brown Swiss, Montbéliarde and Jersey.…

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New February HI!

2016-02-02 - Canada, Switzerland, US, New Zealand, Italy – these are just a selection of the countries featured in the new February HI! Find all of the latest breeding news inside, plus the new World Champion, top PP sires and more! Not subscribed? Click here to sign-up!

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Tracie is NZ’s new queen

2016-02-01 - Once again New Zealand’s Dairy Event was a superb show and headlining the Holstein action this year was 6-year-old Kauri Glen Lheros Tracie. In the younger cow section it was 3-year-old Sherraine Congress Maria, sired by a homebred bull, who was crowned Intermediate Champion.…

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New Record: 18th generation EX!

2016-01-28 - In HI’s July 2015 issue, we asked – who will be the Royal Rosa family’s 18th generation EX? Now, 6 months later, we have the answer: Golden-Rose Rasberry, an EX Epic-daughter out of Golden-Rose Atwood Ritzi EX-92. Read more about Rasberry in the February issue!…

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Frosty passes

2016-01-27 - It is with a heavy heart that we post about the passing of one of the world’s greatest show-cows, Harvue Roy Frosty EX97. At the end of her 12-years, Frosty was a 2-time Supreme Champion at Madison, 3-time All-American winner and was All-World in 2010. On the breeding front,…

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Sign of the times

2016-01-25 - Throughout the decades, the gradual evolvement of the Holstein breed has been well-documented. However, in recent years, genomics has intensified the pace. A genetic development that has been impacting the industry more recently is “polled” and in a few weeks’ time…

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International Dairy Week

2016-01-22 - From the snowy temperatures in Switzerland to the baking hot sunshine in Australia, this year’s International Dairy Week was a storming event. Headlining this year’s show was the awesome-uddered junior 3-year-old and intermediate champion, Paringa Fever Opa. Read more…

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US record-breaker

2016-01-21 - A 365-day recording of 74,650lb (33,861kg) milk with 2,126lb F and 2,142lb P is what it has taken to set a new national milk production record in the US. Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi EX-94 broke the record set by Ever-Green-View My 1326 in 2010 by 2,480lb. In 2013 Gigi was a winner of Holstein…

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New UK index

2016-01-19 - Today the UK has launched a new genetic index – the TB Advantage – which is designed to help dairy farmers breed improved resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) into their herds. England has the highest incidence of bovine TB in Europe and this is part of its 25-year…

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Swiss Expo… The place to be

2016-01-18 - The 2016 Swiss Expo… could this be the most passion-fuelled, inspiring and high-class show the world has ever seen? Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the show was a super spectacle containing a live orchestra, fireworks, a 20-year-old cow who attended the first ever Swiss…

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HI worldwide

2016-01-14 - In the next 7 days, 2 of the world’s biggest shows outside of North America will be taking place – Swiss Expo and Australia’s International Dairy Week – and HI will be present at both! Make sure you stop by our booth and find out about our latest news, and…

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Swiss Master Breeders

2016-01-13 - One of the industry’s most sought-after accolades is a Master Breeder award. And in the announcement of Switzerland’s 2016 new Master Breeders, 5 herds were honoured – Castel, Grolimund, Moonlight, Burgo and Ru Ro We. Congratulations on this great achievement!  …

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Missouri on top

2016-01-11 - As usual, one of the first Holstein events to see in the New Year is the Highlight sale in Hamm, Germany. And leading the sale this year at €8,500 was Wilder Finja, an early Missouri-daughter from the Ralma Faith family. Photo: Top seller, Wilder Finja (Missouri x Fanatic).

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January interim release

2016-01-08 - The interim January index lists are out and it was a great result for OCD Robust Shimmer’s Supersire-daughter, OCD 9882. Six females tested over 2800 gTPI from the US, of which 3 were her daughters (2 by AltaSpring, 1 by Alta1st Class). And in the male list, her AltaSpring-sons…

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Baxter passes

2016-01-07 - As the genomic world races ahead we have to thank the genetic giants of the past for their involvement in providing strong genetic foundations. One of those giants is the recently passed Blitz-son, Baxter, who ends his career as Alta’s all-time leader in lifetime production…

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Master Breeder Record

2016-01-06 - In Holstein Canada’s 2015 Master Breeder roll of honour, amongst the 21 recipients was a 4-time winner. For the first time in history, High Point Farms in Ontario has impressively earned their 4th shield. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Photo: High Point…

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New Year, New HI

2016-01-05 - Firstly, from all of the HI team, may we wish all our readers a happy and healthy 2016! And what better way to kick-start the year than with a new HI! In this issue get ready to have all the information about the December proofs, reports from some extremely intriguing operations…

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New EX-97

2015-12-24 - Just weeks after being Honourable Mention Grand Champion at Canada's Royal Winter Fair, Loyalyn Goldwyn June was classified EX-97 with 97 for mammary and 97 for feet & legs. The pedigree of the 9-year-old traces back through 7 generations of breeding in the Loyalyn herd of Rob…

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Transfer Complete

2015-12-23 - All data processing for genetic evaluations in the US has now been transferred from the US Department of Agriculture to the Council for Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB). After agreements for the change were signed in 2013, a 2-year transitioning period was established. The data base…

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96 in Mexico

2015-12-22 - In Mexico, where many of the show champions are animals imported from the US and Canada, the highest classified cows are both locally bred. H I Ducado Condesa-X is Mexico's highest scored cow at EX-96. Born in 2008, she is bred and owned by Pedro Escobedo, of Santa Maria La Cotera,…

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89-Point 2-Year-Olds

2015-12-21 - Four 2-year-olds have classifed the maximum score of VG-89 in the US over the past 30 days. The youngest of these at 2.02 was Arethusa Sid Tess, who won the Milking Yearling class at the World Dairy Expo in October. Owned by Golden Oaks Farms of Illinois, Tess is a Sid out of the…

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Growth in Austria

2015-12-18 - Since 2000, Austria has doubled the number of herdbook registered Holstein cows. Currently, 50,000 registered Holstein cows are on official production recording. These cows are in 5,048 herds and have average production figures of 8,592 kg milk with 4.07% fat and 3.28% protein. Holstein…

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6E in Spain

2015-12-17 - Spain has it's first and only cow to classify EX on 6 occasions. Coromines Duplex Annie EX-91 is in her 9th lactation and has produced more than 125,000 kg of milk with very low SCS. The Duplex daughter was born in July 2002, and is bred and owned by Carles Pages, Can Pol Farm,…

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Tulip Sale

2015-12-16 - The Tulip Holstein Sale held during the HHH Show in the Netherlands resulted in an average of 6,400 Euro (US$7,033) on 61 lots. The sale topper at 34,000 Euro was Holec Joki RC-P, a Kingboy heifer purchased by S & D Kat of the Netherlands. Joki is the Nr.1 PTAT polled heifer…

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HHH Winner

2015-12-15 - Goldwyn daughter Marie 356 was selected by judge Pat Conroy as Grand Champion of the HHH Show in the Netherlands. Reserve went to Drouner Ria 103, sired by Scooby Duu, and Honourable Mention to the James daughter Wilhemmina 401. The Intermediate Champion title went to another Goldwyn…

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CDH Gene Identified

2015-12-14 - The University of Liege has announced that it has now identified the exact gene involved in the genetic defect CDH (Cholesterol Deficiency Haplotype) which causes mortality in young calves. This genetic defect, which is found in some of the descendants of the popular sire Maughlin…

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Carmano passes

2015-12-10 - One of the most influential German Red Holstein sires, Carmano, has died at 14 years old. With over 30,000 daughters he impressed breeders with his type and all-round fitness traits. Photo: Cadon-son, Carmano.  

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“Old” genetics still lead

2015-12-09 - One of the remarkable milestones achieved during the December proofs can be found in the high ranking gTPI female list. At nearly 3 years old, still standing strong at Nr.1 is Uno-daughter, MS Delicous Nightout VG-85 (2860 gTPI); who was 14 points clear of her nearest rival, 4 month…

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#festivefarmlife

2015-12-08 - Fancy winning a Bonnie Mohr print of your choice? Then get involved in this season’s #festivefarmlife competition! Entering is simple – just upload a photo that best represents life on the farm over the Christmas period for you and your Holsteins to Facebook with the…

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Mexican national

2015-12-07 - At the Mexican national show, it was 2 Goldwyns and a Sid that took the top-3 places. Grand champion was 4-year-old, Go-Sho Alittle Rocknroll, whilst reserve was 5-year-old, Kingsmill Goldywn Adena. HM was also the intermediate champion, Milksource Sid Madison, who was 1st Senior…

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HI Weekly Newsletter

2015-12-03 - If January is too long to wait to read about all the international proof news in HI, there is something you can do. Each week HI brings you the latest global news in its weekly newsletter, so guess what? This week’s is packed-full of proof highlights worldwide! Get in on the…

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New month, new HI!

2015-12-02 - The new December HI is landing! Get ready for another action-packed issue bringing you herd features from Bons-Holsteins in the Netherlands, the French Moulin de Trefoux, and Cook Farm and Country Dairy in the US. But the international travelling doesn’t stop there……

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It’s proof day!

2015-12-01 - For the 3rd consecutive proof run, the domineering US chart-topper is Seagull-Bay Supersire. However this time, with a massive 2719 TPI, he is giving us his highest score yet! And more: He is flanked by his full brother, Headliner, who gained 31 points and rose to Nr.2 (2568 TPI).…

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Poland's Best

2015-11-27 - During the year, Eiche 17 became Poland's highest classified cow. Sired by Mr Minister and out of a Bolton daughter, she is bred and owned by Jan Zawadzki. Eiche 17 is now on her third lactation and scored EX-93. To find out more about the highest classified cows in countries…

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#festivefarmlife

2015-11-26 - Can you believe it? It is that time again… we’re on the countdown to Christmas! Whether you are a Scrooge-supporter or Santa-fan, the team at Bonnie Mohr and Holstein International are fully engrossed in the yuletide spirit this year and have joined forces to bring you…

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The Final Four

2015-11-25 - Holstein Canada has announced the finalists for the 'Canadian Cow of the Year 2015' title. The four prominent brood cows are: Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi EX-94 21*, who is now owned by Siemers of Wisconsin and is dam of the Nr.1 LPI sire Mapel Wood Brewmaster; Quality Gibson…

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Genomic Sire Useage

2015-11-24 - An exclusive Holstein International survey of German AI studs has revealed that the percent of semen used that comes from genomic young sires has levelled off somewhat after years of rapid growth. Studs with the highest genomic sire useage include OHG (90%), Gopel (85%), VOST (80%),…

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Amarante Wins Again

2015-11-23 - The French 'Cow of the Year' for 2015, following 18 days of internet voting, is the well-known Amarante. Owned by GAEC Cabon, Amarante is sired by Shottle and out of a Morty, and previously won this same title in 2013. Owner Patrick Cabon stated, 'Amarante is a very complete,…

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European Championship Judges

2015-11-20 - Two very experienced European judges have been appointed to officiate at the next European Championships to be held in Colmar, France, on the 17th and 18th of June 2016. German breeder Markus Mock will place the Holstein show, while Jaume Serrabassa Vila from Spain will judge…

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22 Months

2015-11-19 - Research has shown that the single most important factor affecting heifer rearing costs is age at first calving. The Canadian genetic evaluation centre CDN examined cow profitability data to determine the optimum age for heifers to calve to maximize profit. Holsteins in Canada currently…

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Mogul Mania

2015-11-18 - Judging from the number of descendants registered, Mogul is set to become one of the most dominant impact sires the breed has seen in many years. On the list of bulls with the most daughters registered at the US Holstein Association in the past 2 weeks, Mogul has more than double…

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Royal Red Show

2015-11-17 - Junior 3-year-old L-Maples Hvezda Calli-Red claimed the top prize of the Red & White Show at Canada's Royal Winter Fair. Owned by Budjon & Vail, of Wisconsin, she used her massive frame and extra style through the front end to place ahead of the 4-year-old Meadow…

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$170,000 High Seller

2015-11-16 - The prestigeous Sale of Stars held during Canada's Royal Winter Fair saw a top price of $170,000 paid for the flush-age heifer Alexerin Monterey 1504. Sired by Monterey, she has a gLPI of 3269 and is from a dam with a pedigree of Supersire - Oman - Buckeye - Morty. Also attracting…

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Marcy takes grand

2015-11-14 - Over her show career, Charwill Marcy has claimed several top awards. But it was this year’s Royal Winter Fair where the 4-year-old picked up her best yet. After leading a strong class, Judge Michael Heath couldn’t get away from the Attic-daughter who was intermediate…

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Alana Wins

2015-11-11 - The Supreme Dairy Show - the main dress-rehearsal prior to Canada's Royal Winter Fair - resulted in victory for MS Goldwyn Alana, relegating RF Goldwyn Hailey to the Reserve Champion title. Alana is classified EX-96 and is out of a clone of former World Champion Shoremar…

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Brazilian National Champion

2015-11-10 - Meara Goldwyn Carly claimed the Grand Champion Title at the recent Holstein National Expo in Brazil. Sired by Braedale Goldwyn and out of a daughter of Braedale Barcelona, Carly is owned by Mauro Antonio Costa de Arujo. Her 2nd lactation figures stand at 11,628 kg 3.8% fat and 3.1%…

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EX-96

2015-11-09 - Four cows have scored EX-96 in the US over the past 12 months, with 35 classifying EX-95. The latest to join the exclusive ranks at EX-96 in September was Cookview Goldwyn Monique, the Reserve Grand Champion at the World Dairy Expo 2012 and 2013, and Reserve Grand at the Royal 2013.…

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HI Christmas gifts!

2015-11-06 - The time is nearing… the dreaded Christmas shop… However with HI’s help, things may be much simpler than you think! This year HI has some great gift ideas including – a set of 6 unique A5 post cards, digital and printed subscriptions, HI clothing and magazine…

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De-Su Domination

2015-11-06 - With each genomic release the top boundaries are pushed, as information from a new wave of sampled animals comes through. Despite there being 100s of animals tested each month in the US, its November interim release has an extremely interesting leader board. Headlining both the male…

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New issue in the mail!

2015-11-03 - Stop and think: That’s what HI’s new November issue will certainly make you do. In this action-packed instalment, HI addresses concerning industry issues head on – like the limited availability of top sires and in a thought-provoking visit to De-Su, the importance…

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Victory again for Adeena!

2015-11-02 - At the 64th edition of the Italian national show in Cremona, the Italians proved that they will definitely be a force to watch at the All-European Champions next year. Back again to retain her grand champion crown was last year’s winner, 4-year-old Cityview Goldwyn Adeena,…

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HI Facebook

2015-10-30 - Along with the Holstein International magazine, website, app and weekly newsletter, you can also keep up-to-date with worldwide Holstein activites through our Facebook page. Just this week we have posted exclusive photo coverage from the RUW show in Germany and the All-Japan show,…

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Swedish National

2015-10-29 - At the Swedish National it was a great day for the Carlsson family taking Grand Champion, Senior Champion and Udder Champion with their 5th lactation cow, Daga 791. Reserve grand fell to the intermediate champion, Bons-Holstein Koba (Stormatic-Integrity). More in next week’s…

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German exports

2015-10-28 - In 2014, Germany exported 94,862 breeding cattle valued at €160.54 million. Compared to 2013’s figures, this is reported to be an increase of 34% both in terms of volume and value. Taking the largest number of cattle was Lebanon with 8,191 breeding cattle valued at €9.05…

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Dutch classification highlights

2015-10-27 - In an analysis of over 125,000 Dutch cows scored throughout 2015, Bons-Holsteins have yet again performed extremely well. At EX-94, Bons-Holsteins Ella 158 is the highest classified cow in the Netherlands and with an average 2-year-old score of VG-87.7, their 100% homebred herd has…

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All-Japan Show

2015-10-26 - Headlining the 350-head All-Japan Show was the aged cow, Ladys-Manor Celebrity – a Mr Burns grand-daughter of Brigeen-C Integrit Robin. Read more about this impressive show in this week’s online newsletter and HI’s December issue! Photo: Grand Champion, Ladys-Manor…

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Progressive Breeder Registry

2015-10-23 - 232 US Holstein herds have received Progressive Breeder Registry (PBR) awards for 2015, including 24 that were receiving such awards for the first time. PBR awards have been presented each year since 1937 by the Holstein Association, and are intended to give recognition to the leading…

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Canada's Autumn Opportunity

2015-10-22 - 4-year-old St Jacobs Goldwyn Hazel has won the Autumn Opportunity Show in Orangeville, Ontario. Owned by Hodglynn and Little Star, she was selected by judge Pat Conroy as Grand Champion from the 206 head on display. The Reserve Grand Champion was the 3-year-old Keylas Sid Roxanna,…

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347 Gold Medal Dams

2015-10-21 - Each year the US Holstein Association announces a list of cows that are recognized as Gold Medal Dams (GMD) for their accomplishments as brood cows. To qualify, a cow and at least 3 of her daughters must be classified, and equal emphasis is placed on production and type. The GMD…

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Chinese Dairy Investment

2015-10-20 - The dramatic growth of the dairy industry in China over recent years has been accompanied by rapid expansion in Chinese investment in foreign dairy enterprises. In particular, the press in Australia and New Zealand report a surge of Chinese investment in agricultural operations…

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The Return of Lausina

2015-10-19 - At the RBB Show in Germany, Judge Andrea Perk selected SL Duplex Lausina EX-92 as Grand Champion. The almost 9-year-old is a Duplex x Freelance from the Laurie Shiek family, and had previously been Grand Champion here in 2010. In fact she has been first or second in her class every…

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Price Downturn

2015-10-16 - The global downturn in milk prices is now being reflected at European cattle sales too. International milk prices are at 5-year lows due to a combination of factors that include a surge of milk across Europe due to the removal of quotas, and significantly lower dairy purchasing by…

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Delta Paramount

2015-10-15 - After almost 10 years in service producing 1.4 million doses of semen, the end has come to the AI career of Delta Paramount. It was in the autumn of 2011 that Jocko son Paramount earned his millionaire status, joining other CRV bulls Sunny Boy, Celsius, Lord Lily, Olympic and Kian.…

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A2 Milk

2015-10-14 - New Zealand's A2 Milk Company Ltd. is seeking to raise 40 million New Zealand dollars of new equity to enable further expansion into international markets. The company is currently operating in New Zealand, Australia, China and the UK, and is targeting further expansion into…

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Dutch Average Production

2015-10-13 - In the Netherlands, CRV has released it's annual statistics for 2015 showing the average production of Holsteins now stands at 9,770 kg 4.28% fat and 3.51% protein in 355 days, while Red & White Holsteins now average 8,972 kg 4.49% fat 3.60% protein in 349 days. The average…

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German Masters Sale

2015-10-12 - The second edition of the German Masters Sale established it as one of the top events on the European Holstein calendar. 100 of the 103 lots on offer sold for an average of 8,300 Euro, with animals going to 12 different countries. The 5 highest selling lots all went to ALH Genetics…

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Pledge in the UK

2015-10-08 - One of the UK sale-ring highlights of 2008 was the Ridgefield dispersal sale. Amongst the numerous talked-about lots, one of the stars was an Advent straight from Windy-Knoll-View Pledge that sold for £14,000. Whilst at the time it was a large investment for the Somerset-based…

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New October HI!

2015-10-07 - Around the world in 100 pages: As you can expect HI’s latest issue has once again delivered a whistle-stop tour of Holstein news around the world. So what’s inside this time? Read about more than 15 breeding-leading sires including Mogul, Meridian, Suran, and also the…

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NZ: Feed conversion investigation…

2015-10-06 - DairyNZ are collaborating with breeding companies in New Zealand to develop a breeding value that measures how efficient a cow is at using feed for body maintenance or milk solids production (feed conversion efficiency). If successful, the resulting residual feed intake (RFI) breeding…

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Another WDE in the books!

2015-10-05 - Katrysha and Valana: After their monumental win at Madison – this aged cow duo are the biggest names in the business. Read more about Judge Nathan Thomas’s placings and action from the event in HI’s November issue. Plus: Stay tuned to our Facebook page for ring-side…

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Sky-high Supershots

2015-10-05 - At the World Classic sale Supershot was the only sire to break the $100,000 mark, and he did it on 2 occasions. At $110,000, selling for the highest price of the day was Gil-Gar Faith, a 2782 gTPI Supershot x Mogul from the Juror Faith family. Second highest seller ($100,000) was…

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Subliminal fires-up Madison

2015-09-30 - Kick-starting the Black and White action at this year’s World Dairy Expo was the Junior Show Grand Champion, Blondin Subliminal. Backed by a total of 73 Canadian brood-stars, she comes from the heart of the Supra family being a Goldwyn x EX-93 Red Marker x EX-90 James x Blondin…

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Spanish National

2015-09-29 - The headline act at the 32nd edition of the Spanish National Show was the impressive 50,000kg production cow, Llera Goldwyn Gala. Reserve fell to last year’s champion, Badiola Mordoc Lubasca, who also took the Intermediate Championship. Read more about this exciting show in…

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€110,000 paid for leading sire…

2015-09-28 - Silver x Meridian x Freddie x Ramos: This was the sire stack that sculpted the 2728 gTPI sire, Dukefarm Sillian, who topped the online elite bull sale at a massive €110,000. Sillian is also over 3.0 PTAT, 6.7 calving ease and is out of Dukefarm Ariana, the Nr.5 Meridian-daughter…

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All-Australians

2015-09-25 - Following their clean sweep at International Dairy Week, understandably the All-Australian awards went well for Elmar Holsteins. Along with picking up Premier Breeder and Exhibitor, they also won 3 classes. Photo: All-Australian 5-year-old, Elmar Jessica 11 (Goldwyn x Rubens). One…

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Shauna now EX

2015-09-23 - Ammon-Peachey Shauna: She’s one of the hottest bull dams on the planet producing elite sons including Supersire, Headliner, Sargeant, Shaw, Platinum, Diamond, Secretariat and MVP. But now the 2-time Global Cow nominee has further strengthened her position with the 2 letter…

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Genomic watch: Beemer

2015-09-22 - A McCutchen out of a full sister to Gold Barbara from the Barbie family. Beemer has the pedigree, the rankings – being one of the highest type bulls on the planet (3.70 PTAT, 18 Conformation) – and now the excitement grows with the classification of his full sister. Pol…

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Japanese matriarch

2015-09-21 - “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream,” that can certainly be said about the achievements of 14-year-old Durham-daughter, Lespoir Reganstar Hagen EX-95 from Japan. The 8th lactation powerhouse has again claimed the 2015 Hokkaido National Show,…

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Linda wins the UK’s national…

2015-09-17 - UK Dairy Day was back again for its 2nd year… and what a year it was. Anchoring the deep British line-up was the Aged Cow, Berryholme Infloence Linda 3. The 5th lactation beauty held of strong competition from Senior 3 year old, Richaven Goldwyn Squaw 6 who took reserve and…

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Superman, super heifer

2015-09-15 - 2762 gTPI: This was the score of the highest heifer tested in Europe this month. And the name behind it? Ekkel Yasmin – a Superman x Mogul from the Coyne-Farms Yelena family. She is owned by the Ekkel herd in Germany and also tests high for NM ($913), PL (8.6) and PTAT 2.06.…

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Genomic watch: Doorman

2015-09-14 - The hype continues to snowball with the popular high-type genomic sire, Val-Bisson Doorman. In Canada, he has just had one of his first daughters score VG-89-2yr (maximum). Of his other 12 progeny scored in Canada, there is 1 VG-87 and 3 VG-86 2-year-olds. Photo: Comestar Lamadona…

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Genetic breakthrough in hoof health

2015-09-11 - Today Dianne van der Spek will present her research into the genetic background of hoof health in dairy cattle. The thesis is the result of a collaboration between Wageningen University (NL) and French breeding organisation Gènes Diffusion. The project also contributed to…

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Daughter-proven bulls on top

2015-09-09 - Even in this fast-paced genomic world, there’s proof that there’s still demand for daughter-proven sires. In the UK, the top-3 bulls for registrations this week are all daughter-proven and the youngest is 6 years-old. Leading the field with 86 registrations is the Italian…

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EYBS

2015-09-08 - The European Young Breeders School is the must-go event if you are aged between 13-25 years and want to further your knowledge of showing cattle and the Holstein breed. After a successful 16 years, this year’s participants did not disappoint. Taking home the top team award…

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Swiss Red Night

2015-09-07 - Switzerland kick-started its show season in Bern with a very successful Red Night Show. Leading the way was one of Switzerland’s great red cows – the mighty Suard Jordan Irene. For his reserve, judge Roger Frossard selected Häni’s Futur Absolute Redlife. More…

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Focus on Inbreeding

2015-09-04 - Inbreeding - that unwanted side effect of an efficient selection program - was recently reviewed by the CDN in Canada. For calves born in 2014, the average inbreeding for the four major dairy breeds was similar, with Holstein at 6.81%, Jersey 6.29%, Ayrshire 6.34% and Brown…

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Cogent Acquires Foundation

2015-09-03 - The UKs largest bull stud, Cogent Breeding Ltd, has announced the acquisition of the Canadian based specialty bull stud Foundation Genetics. Cogent, which pioneered the marketing of sexed semen, has its headquarters in Cheshire, and will now have a platform to operate from in the…

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Quebec Championship Show

2015-09-02 - One of the major Canadian shows leading up to the fall classics is the Quebec Championship Show which was held in Montmagny. Judge Pat Conroy selected Jacobs Goldwyn Valana for Grand Champion, ahead of MS Goldwyn Alana. Valana was Honourable Mention at the Royal and World Dairy Expo…

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Nordic - China Collaboration

2015-09-01 - A Nordic - China collaboration agreement has been reached on a common reference population for genomic predictions for Holsteins. The parties involved in the agreement are the China Agricultural University, Aarhus University, Viking Genetics, the Dairy Association of China, and the…

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Tokachi Champion

2015-08-31 - Judge Mark Reuth from the US selected the winner of the Senior 2 class as Grand Champion of the 2015 Tokachi Holstein Show in Japan. Exhibited by TM Farm of Shimizu, Hokkaido, she had previously been Junior Champion of the All-Hokkaido Livestock Fair in 2014. She is an…

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Another cow hits the 200T mark!

2015-08-26 - Astonoak MT Sundae EX-95 has joined a small minority of powerhouse cows to produce over 200,000kg of milk. Sundae is owned by the renowned Denmire herd in the UK and has reached this milestone at 18 years old. Photo: Astonoak MT Sundae (Tesk x Blackstar). This photo was taken…

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Brazilian Holsteins: Did you know?

2015-08-25 - Brazil: For most of us it’s an exotic country famed for its sun, sea, and of course – soccer. But what do you know about its Holstein industry? Today Brazilian Holsteins continue to flourish – here are some statistics to bring you up to speed. It is exactly 80 years…

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Kingboy: Highest seller at Drakkar

2015-08-24 - The attraction of a high gRZG/ gTPI heifer was what secured top price at the 2015 Drakkar sale. Selling for €11,200, DKR Rosebury is a Kingboy from the Diepenhoek Rozelle family and tested 2511 gTPI and 154 gRZG.     

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Beemer: The Type King

2015-08-21 - In April Atwood dominated siring 7 of the top 8 PTAT heifers in the US, but following the August proofs, it looks like he may have some competition. At 4.12 and 4.06 PTAT, 2 Beemers now head the list – and the pair are the only ones who surpassed the 4.0 level. Beemer is the…

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Irish Impala wins The Baileys

2015-08-20 - 32 years: That’s how long the Irish have celebrated “The Baileys” – a competition which sees cows of all ages go head to head in the ring for the championship crown. And after 28 cows paraded in front of UK judge Edward Griffiths, it was a Goldwyn and 2 Duplexes…

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Who’s your R&W World Champion?

2015-08-19 - Have you seen the poster inside HI’s recent August issue? On it are 12 impressive Red & White cows from around the world. But the question is – which is your favourite? To vote for this year’s R&W World Champion, simply fill out the attached form in the…

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French proofs

2015-08-17 - Elninio is the new daughter-proven leader in France at 181 ISU. Elninio, by the French Finley-son Usonet, is out of a Shottle-daughter from a deep French cow family. In the genomic sire list, James Bond keeps the lead before the new Lancome-son Jepsilon. All details about the French…

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China: Plans for 100,000-cow unit

2015-08-14 - China is set to build the biggest dairy farm in the world with a massive 100,000 cows. The $241 million mega-dairy project is to supply Russia and will be located in Mudanjiang City, north-east China. It will have 60,000 more cows than the world’s current biggest dairy farm…

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A TPI first!

2015-08-12 - For a lot of people, the tri-annual sire summaries are the most exciting time in the industry. That can certainly be said for what we saw in the US… The unchartered figure of 2715 TPI was realised by Seagull-Bay Supersire, making him the first daughter-proven sire to surpass…

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Excitement in Canada

2015-08-11 - In Canada the top lists mixed experience with fresh blood. Gaining 74 daughters, Brewmaster strengthened his position and remained at the top of the daughter-proven lists with 3199 LPI. Whilst in the genomic rankings, a new name headed the list: Montross-son, S-S-I Jedi (3379 gLPI).…

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New Italian record

2015-08-11 - Not only does Italy’s genomic list have a completely new top-3, its new leader sets all-time gPFT record – over 200 points higher than the score of April’s gPFT leader, Rodanas. Yes: 3537 gPFT was the pinnacle reached by Heidenskipster Selleck, a Cashcoin x Gerard…

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New Nr.1!

2015-08-11 - The excitement of proof day is upon us and leading the proceedings is Germany’s new Nr.1 daughter-proven sire, Suran! At 150 RZG this popular Super-son has realised his genomic potential, nudging Maserati (147 RZG) off the top-spot to Nr.2. Check back for more proof news as…

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New EX-97 cow in the UK

2015-08-10 - Joining the prestigious EX-97 club is the UK’s Richaven Raider Squaw. And at 12-years-old this 80,000kg powerhouse is proving to be a top brood cow with daughters scoring EX-93 by Goldwyn and 3 Sid 2-year-olds scoring 89 (max), 88 and 87 points. Bringing in around £42,000…

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Sires named carrying calf mortality…

2015-08-07 - On 14 July we wrote about a newly discovered haplotype that caused calves to die. Pedigree analysis of carriers showed that they all traced back to Maughlin Storm. The negative impact of this genetic anomaly only happens when calves inherit the gene from both parents (two descendants…

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Genomic watch

2015-08-06 - Since genomics, never before has the progress of young sires been monitored so closely. For type enthusiasts, amongst the wave of popular bulls is brothers Sochi (by Elaborate), Canada’s Nr.1 conformation sire (+18), and Doorman-son Solomon (+17). So what’s the talking…

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Improving the transition period…

2015-08-05 - This August proof run sees the launch of a new breakthrough index which will enable farmers to identify bulls whose progeny will have greater vitality during their transition period. With 75% of disease in dairy cows occurring during the first 30 days in milk – “TransitionRight”,…

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New HI

2015-08-04 - From China to Australia, Ireland to North America, and all areas in between: This month’s new HI is a truly global issue. Travel with us to find out more about China’s dairy industry and its 10-14 million dairy cows. Or discover the story behind Eclipse Holsteins in Australia,…

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Poppi’s still Ohio’s Nr.1

2015-08-03 - Yet again Triple-T’s Paige family continues to dominate at the Mideast Summer National in Ohio as Durham Poppi EX-94 clinched the title for the second consecutive year. Poppi’s grand-dam, Dundee Paige EX-96, won in 2011 and 2013, but in 2014 Poppi picked up championship-winning…

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Montross on top

2015-07-31 - In the US milk bulls are in demand as the 2328 lb (1055 kg) milk genomic sire, Bacon-Hill Montross, has had the highest number of registered calves in the last 2 weeks. Following in second is the Nr.7 PTAT and TPI sire, De-Su McCutchen (s. Bookem). Photo: Bacon-Hill Montross (Mogul…

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Twain strikes again

2015-07-30 - If you’re a young breeder in Ireland, the national calf show is always one event that you look forward to in the Holstein calendar. Why? Because as both calves and handlers have to qualify in their region to compete, you know you will only see Ireland’s very best. This…

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International Intrigue 2015

2015-07-28 - Sky-high genomic lots were in the driving seat at International Intrigue, and jointly topping the sale were 2 lots at $71,000. The first was a 2681 gTPI JoSuper x Uno from the Chairman Bea family who is the Nr.1 gLPI and Nr.4 gTPI JoSuper in the breed. The second was a 2-month-old…

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Altitude passes

2015-07-27 - KHW Genetics has announced the passing of one matriarchs of the breed, the mighty Kamps-Hollow Altitude EX-95. Throughout her 15 years Altitude has consistently churned out the headliners, with progeny including Regiment Apple EX-96, Goldwyn Aiko EX-91 and Advent EX-94. Her legacy…

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Mogul Daughter Goes EX

2015-07-24 - 160 Mogul daughters have been classified in the US in the last 30 days. Among them is Sandy-Valley Mogl Sunset, who scored EX-90 at exactly 3.00 years of age. Sunset is out of the Planet daughter Sandy-Valley Plane Sapphire VG-87, who is backed by an EX-92 Bolton from the Dellia…

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World Prices Down

2015-07-23 - The world's largest dairy exporter, New Zealand giant Fonterra, is shedding more than 500 jobs in response to lower international milk prices. In recent weeks, New Zealand has cut its prime financial lending rate in an effort to stimulate an economy in which a third of all…

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Feed Efficiency Research

2015-07-22 - $3.8 million: That's the amount of funding recently allocated by Genome Canada for a research project aimed at improving feed efficiency and reducing methane emissions in dairy cattle. The four-year project with a total budget of $10.3 million will be led by Dr Filippo Miglior,…

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Royal Welsh Show

2015-07-21 - Winning is becoming a habit for 89-point 2-year-old Sahara Atwood Ambrosia 5. Now on second lactation, she was Grand at the Celtic Dairy Showcase in the spring, and at just her second show was Grand at the Royal Welsh Show. One of the highest PTAT cows in Europe, she…

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Illinois Championship Show

2015-07-20 - Ms Dundee Belinda EX-96 was selected as Grand Champion of the Illinois Championship Show by judge Pat Conroy. Shown by Butlerview, Belinda is a Dundee daughter of Hills-Hope Leduc Becky EX-92 with the next dam being Hills-Hope Mandel Barbara EX. Belinda was also Grand at the 2014…

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BSI: A world-first

2015-07-17 - Cadalbert in Switzerland, Hilltop Acres in the US, and bulls Anibal and Vigor: These names that are famous in Brown Swiss circles are just a taster of the exciting stories found in the first-ever Brown Swiss International magazine. Haven’t seen this action-packed 36-page masterpiece?…

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Colmar 2016: The countdown continues

2015-07-16 - The first count of participating countries at the 2016 All-European Championships in Colmar, France, has been announced. Currently 14 countries have officially confirmed their participation in the event, amounting to 179 cows: 122 Holstein and 57 Red Holstein. Participating countries…

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Genetic trigger for calf mortality

2015-07-14 - A genetic disposition has been identified for increased calf losses in Holstein cattle by a German research group after indications that calves showing non-treatable diarrhea had similar pedigrees. And pedigree analysis revealed Maughlin Storm was the carrier of this causative mutation.…

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Summer shows bursting with talent

2015-07-13 - As we progress further into the year, the agricultural summer show scene shifts up a gear with numerous expos taking place around the world this weekend. After placing HM grand at the Royal and Madison last year, 2015 has provided Jacobs Goldwyn Valana with another big win: Grand…

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Irish National Herds Competition

2015-07-10 - The annual awards for the top herds in Ireland, judged on the basis of both type and production, were presented at an open day held at the Lumville herd of Richard Whelan. Lumville was named the winner of the Small Herds section, while the Large Herd winner was the Lisnalty herd…

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US Red & White Semen Sales

2015-07-09 - Semen sales from Red & White bulls within the US were up considerably last year, jumping from 290,478 in 2013 to 316,688 units in 2014, while red carrier semen sales more than doubled from 111,572 to 231,157. Offsetting these gains was a drop in exports, with red sales down…

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UK Livestock Show

2015-07-08 - Blythbridge Goldwyn Rosalee was selected by Judge David Booth, of Shawdale Holsteins, as Grand Champion of the UK Livestock Show. Bred by A & C Laird, West Linton, Peebleshire, she is a Goldwyn from a Talent dam. Reserve Champion, and also Champion Red & White, was the 2-year-old…

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Silver Dominates

2015-07-07 - Seagull-Bay Silver dominated the top ranks of the June heifer index release in the US, supplying seven of the top-20. Silver climbed back to Nr. 4 on the genomic sire list in April, and is a Mogul son out of a Snowman daughter of Ammon-Peachy Shauna, the dam of Supersire.…

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Polled Apple brings $197,000

2015-07-06 - $197,000 - that was the price paid for the stylish polled 2-year-old Westcoast Ladd Aspen-Red when she topped the Rocky Mountain High Sale recently in Alberta, Canada. Ladd Aspen is out of Ms Apples Asset-Red EX-92, a Redliner from Apple EX-96, and placed 3rd Winter Yearling…

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Australia’s female Talent

2015-07-02 - After her championship win at the Sydney Royal in Australia, 7-year-old Mooramba Talent Randell was back again – this time taking grand at the Victorian Winter Fair. For his reserve, American judge Perry Phend selected Bluechip Genetics' homebred five-year-old, Goldwyn…

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500 embryos!

2015-07-01 - Lewisdale-Eastside’s widely popular Goldwyn, Amaze VG-87, has impressively made her 500th embryo. Amaze is straight out of Stadacona Outside Abel VG-88 34*, making her a full-sister to the All-American, All-Canadian Gold Missy EX-95. Read more about Abel’s story in HI’s…

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Bull sale success

2015-06-29 - The 4-day Online Elite Bull Sale saw 2 lots bring over €40,000. The highest at €42,000 was a 1st choice Doorsopen from the 2632 gTPI, 3.60 PTAT, Double-Eagle Hula (Tango x Mogul) from the Cookiecutter branch of the Dellias. Making history as the second highest seller was…

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New president for Holstein USA

2015-06-26 - All good things must come to an end – and today is the final day of Holstein USA’s 130th annual meeting. Concluding this well-supported convention, Gordon Cook will take over as president from Glen Brown and we find the answer to the question many breeders are asking...…

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National Convention Sale

2015-06-25 - $103,000: This was the (pending) price required by Peak Genetics to take home the 2703 gTPI Alta1stClass x McCutchen at Holstein USA’s National Convention sale. And the cow family responsible for this genomic superstar was, once again, the Rudy Missys. A McCutchen-daughter…

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Join the celebration!

2015-06-23 - 1965 – 2015: In August HI will celebrate 50 years of the AI giant, Select Sires. And to mark this milestone – Select Sires, World Wide Sires and HI are collaborating to bring you unique advertising packages. Why? So that you can join the celebration and promote your Select/WWS…

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CRV Koe-Expo

2015-06-22 - Over 150 cows were turned out for the CRV Koe-Expo situated in the southern part of the Netherlands. And it was one of Bons-Holsteins’ top show-type families, Aaltje, that dominated the headlines. Bons-Holsteins Aaltje 111 (Windbrook x Talent) was victorious in the junior championship,…

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Brown Swiss International

2015-06-18 - Whilst you are enjoying HI’s June issue – there is something extra-special to look forward to in July. Along with HI’s action-packed July issue, subscribers will receive the first-ever Brown Swiss International magazine. Not subscribed? Visit HI’s webshop to…

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2016 All-European Championships

2015-06-17 - June 17… This time next year the city of Colmar in France will be a hub of excitement as 1000s of people from all around the world gather to see the 2016 All-European Championships. Check out this great video to get you pumped up for what is sure to be an awesome event next…

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Conroy honoured in Australia

2015-06-16 - Semex Australia’s general manager, Jim Conroy, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his contribution to the cattle breeding industry in Australia. Amongst a number of things, Jim founded the Australia-Canada Youth…

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ALH extravaganza

2015-06-15 - “A flyer” would be the best way to describe the ALH at Homesale, with visitors from all over the world gathering to see the 131 lots sell. At €44,000: Top price was Dukefarm Deloria, a 5-month-old Montross x Uno from the Markwell Durham Daisy family. She tests a…

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Going Gaga for the German-powerhouse

2015-06-12 - After a storming show-season, the mighty Lady Gaga returns from her win at Schau der Besten to triumph at the biennial German national DHV show. And after seeing some tremendous classes, the 5,000 spectators in attendance enthusiastically applauded their 2015 Grand Champion to the…

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An old dynamo

2015-06-09 - Pictured is feisty Manfred-daughter, Dora 422. At 16-years-old, this Dutch powerhouse has produced a whopping 194,000 kg milk to date. And by the looks of her… She will breeze pass the 200,000 kg mark. Congratulations to the Machielsen family for breeding this archaic livewire.…

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Alberta Dairy Congress

2015-06-08 - The Alberta Dairy Congress Holstein Show saw a grand championship line-up free of 2 bulls we have seen dominating in North America: Goldwyn and Atwood. Taking grand was the impressive mature cow, Mosnang Apex (Jasper x Morty), whilst reserve fell to the winning senior 2-year-old,…

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Farewell Mascalese

2015-06-04 - Yes: Today we announce the passing of another great bull, the Italian-star Mascalese. As the former Nr.1 PFT sire in Italy he was a popular choice with many farmers and his Bolton x O-Man x Adam sire-stack came as a welcome cross to Goldwyn blood. However, Mascalese comes from a…

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Facebook Takeover: Ferme Blondin

2015-06-03 - Have you received HI’s June issue? On page 29 it brings news of an exciting new event that HI will be hosting on their Facebook page, 13 June. From 10am-1pm Toronto-time, HI will be staging a “Facebook Takeover” with Ferme Blondin where you can ask them any…

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Cameron passes

2015-06-02 - It only feels like yesterday that the impressive Robrook Goldwyn Cameron EX-95 stood on the tanbark in Toronto adorning the famous red rose sash in 2013. And as we bring news of Cameron’s passing, sadly we know that image is one that will never be replicated again. On a positive…

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Brazilian record

2015-06-01 - The impressive Sid-daughter, Santa Clara Leticia 16975 Sabrina, is the talk of the Brazilian Holstein industry. After winning the 38th ExpoLeite show in Rio Grande do Sul, Sabrina sold for the record-price of R$105,000 (US$33,040) at the event’s Auction Type Milk sale. At R$51,000…

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Rae Lynn passes

2015-05-29 - It was only in HI’s very latest May issue that we featured the impressive photo of Valleyville Rae Lynn EX-95 for the story on Sanchez’s global impact. But this time it is with sadness that we write about her again, with news of her passing. Rae Lynn shot to fame after…

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Top French herds

2015-05-28 - The French herdbook, Prim'Holstein France, has released the results of the top-100 herds for 2015. This year the ISU rankings saw a tie at the top with Earl Parisse, Earl Leboulanger and Maurice Raymond all weighing in with an average of 143 ISU. The type listings were easier…

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Victory in Uruguay

2015-05-26 - At the Campeonas de la Expo Florida, Judge David Garcia Hernandez from Mexico found a fine pair in the 4-year-old class. Taking the top-two in this category all the way, Garcia made Larinconada 0115 Roy Lilian TE his champion and Rinconera Dundee Rosaurina his reserve. HM was 5-year-old…

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New EX-95 cow

2015-05-22 - In the US, the sire stack combination that made the highest number of national show winners in 2014 was Goldwyn x Dundee. Today that mating has hit the headlines again providing Pineland Farms with their newest 95-point cow, Goldwyn Hemi. Just fresh with her 4th calf, Hemi also scored…

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Sale attraction

2015-05-21 - You could say we are becoming complacent. At high-profile sales in this fast-paced genomic world, we now almost presume that the leading lot will come with breed-leading index figures. But: Yesterday was a wake-up call. The top prices at the Blondin-Lookout-Crackholm sale brought…

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USA: Top herds & breed star

2015-05-19 - This year 4 herds have been honored by Holstein USA as 'Herd of Excellence' award winners: Double D Dairy, Ever-Green-View Farms, Dirt-Road Holsteins and Mainstream Holsteins. Amongst a number of qualification measurements, a Herd of Excellence must be 25% above breed average…

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Atwood in Northern Ireland

2015-05-18 - Atwood continues his dominance worldwide, siring the grand champion and reserve at the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland. The two top cows came out of the second lactation cow class: Clonpaddin MPW Jill and Ards Atwood Lou Ella. Read more about Atwood’s global type impact in…

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Showtime in Mexico

2015-05-14 - Expo Ganadera, the Mexican spring show, drew over 130 Holsteins. Impressive was not only the quality and quantity of cows, but the depth of the pedigrees too. Under judge Mario Perreault, grand and senior champion fell to the aged cow, S.M. La Cotera Lheros Bridigida. Descendants…

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New world Nr.1

2015-05-13 - The combination of Supershot, Mogul and the Larcrest Cosmopolitan family has provided the world with a new Nr.1 gTPI sire in the preliminary May run. Testing 2826 gTPI, Supershot-son DG Charley is out of DG Mogul Candide, a daughter of Larcrest Cale VG-89. Remarkable: Diamond Genetics,…

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Danillo passes

2015-05-12 - After the recent passing of Shottle, the industry loses another great sire: Danillo. A Goldwyn x O-Man x Markwell Durham Daisy, Danillo traced back to Markwell Blackstar Raven EX-95. Danillo will be remembered not only for his chart-topping credentials, but his solid type, production…

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Fourth generation EX-94+

2015-05-08 - Not only is Calbrett Goldwyn Layla scoring EX-96 special because she is a top show-cow from Lila Z. Layla now completes 4 generations scoring 94-points or higher. Index, show-type and a deep pedigree: The legacy of million-dollar Lila Z continues to impress. Photo: Calbrett…

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Silver on top

2015-05-07 - As we progress into May, we find ourselves with yet another new pool of elite genomic genetics. At the top of the US’ female May-wave is Sandy-Valley Cloud Nine, a 2767 gTPI Silver x Morgan from the Cosmopolitan family. Photo: Larcrest Calia (s. Robust), grand-dam of Cloud…

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Lemek keeps pole position

2015-05-06 - Today the new Scandinavian proofs were published and in the genomic rankings the young sire Lemek kept the lead, although his NTM fell from 44 to 42. He is sired by the Legend-son Lund. In the last summary Osmus was the highest daughter-proven sire, now the Fibrax-son Fanta has taken…

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Supersire success

2015-05-05 - With Supersire being involved with 2 of the top-3 sellers: The excitement surrounding the new TPI-leader continued its momentum at the Day at the Derby sale. Senior 2-year-old Seagull-Bay Supersire Debra (2616 gTPI) sold for $120,000, while Supersire was on the bottom side of the…

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Online Bull Sale

2015-05-01 - Topping the latest edition of the Diamond Genetics Online Bull Sale at 54,000 Euro was a first choice homozygous polled red bull sired by Appol-Red P and out of the Nr. 1 polled red RZG heifer Vekis DS NH Lisha-Red PP (157 RZG). The dam's pedigree: Kanu x Dertour x Bogart x NH…

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Fresh from the press: HI’s May…

2015-04-30 - Today, the new May HI goes on the journey to several tens of thousands of readers worldwide – an issue to be characterized by the current April proofs. Nowhere else you’ll find news on the results of the genetic evaluation in all leading Holstein countries in such a compact…

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80,000 KG IN FIRST LACTATION

2015-04-29 - Cow 3603 in the 500-cow herd of Asger & Christian Ladefoged, Denmark, has reached 80,000 kg of milk - in her first lactation! After calving on New Years Eve 2009, she produced between 43 and 48 kg per day for the next four years, and is still milking today (without bST or hormones).…

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The High Scorers

2015-04-28 - In the last year, 22 cows classified EX-95 or higher in the US, including one at 97 and two at 96. Blondin Redman Seisme became the first red cow ever to score 97, and is 99 for udder! Goldwyn (with 5) and Shottle (3) were the leading sires. Photo Caption: Blondin Redman Seisme EX-97…

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Brood Cow Super Star dies

2015-04-24 - Gloryland Lana Rae EX 94, bred and owned by David Tait, Virginia, has died just prior to her 18th birthday. The Rudolph daughter is from a branch of the Roxy family, and has 20 excellent daughters and direct female descendants in 17 countries around the globe. Photo caption: Gloryland…

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Australasian record

2015-04-22 - Parrabel Rockstar O’Kalibra, a January-2015 Gold Chip from the Swiss megastar O’Kalibra EX-97, has set a new Australasian record-price when she sold for $112,000 (US$87,070) at the Global Impact Sale in Victoria, Australia. The previous title-holder was Bluechip Apple…

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Japanese winners

2015-04-20 - Spring: It marks a hive of activity in the Holstein fraternity worldwide. This weekend, the 41st Iwate Prefecture Northern Black & White Show in Japan was won by Snow Hill Inca, a 4-year-old Sanchez. Reserve was Atwood Junior 3-year old, Stonewall Atwood Aspen. More global news…

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Quebec Showdown

2015-04-17 - Yesterday history was made at the Quebec Spring Show… a battle of the titans some may say. For the first time ever – the two-time Madison and Royal Champion, RF Goldwyn Hailey, was surpassed by MS Goldwyn Alana. Alana is out of Shoremar Alicia’s clone and was HM…

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Canadian Master Breeders

2015-04-15 - At the recent Canadian Convention, 21 herds were presented with the prestigious Master Breeder Award for 2014. Amongst those winners was the 60-head Walnutlawn herd: Breeders of 4 bulls in the top-20 for conformation in Canada and Gibson Jessica EX-94 – nominated for Canadian…

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French proofs

2015-04-14 - James Bond: Famous as a British secret agent, and a now French index superstar. With 219 gISU, the April release saw a new clear leader in James Bond (Jacey x Bookem). He was followed by another newcomer Doorman-son Jetset (208 gISU) in two. Although the December leader Ipnos gained…

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Swiss national

2015-04-10 - Catch-up on the action from Switzerland’s national show, Expo Bulle, with a unique photo story from Holstein International’s Han Hopman and Anna Joosse. This impressive gallery complements the exciting write-up in HI’s forthcoming May issue. View photos here. Photo:…

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New TPI-king

2015-04-08 - Seagull-Bay Supersire: The genomic phenomenon is now the new index leader (2613 TPI). Find out all the action from the April proof run in this week’s online newsletter and HI’s May issue. Not subscribed? Sign up for the newsletter and magazine now. Photo: Supersire…

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Elegance on top

2015-04-07 - Senior 3-year-old Budjon-JK Elyssa (Sid x EX-95 Goldwyn) was named Grand Champion of the Mid-East Spring National Holstein Show. But: Being a champion is in this cow’s blood – coming from a long line of award-winning dams at the heart of the Elegance family. Look out…

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New month, new HI!

2015-04-01 - 1 April 2015 means only one thing – we can eagerly await the arrival of the new HI! And April promises to be another action-packed issue, introducing you to more Holstein heroes worldwide. Plus: Yet again it is time for the special “Red Revolution” supplement. Can’t…

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Goldday: Most popular bull in…

2015-03-31 - Germany’s annual review of the most used bulls (2013-2014) has revealed interesting results. For Holstein sires, 12 of the top-15 were genomic bulls – but standing strong in Nr.1 is German-patriarch Goldday (Goldwyn x O-Man). The top-10 Red Holstein bulls were divided…

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Swiss Expo Bulle

2015-03-30 - As we can expect from the Swiss, their national show climaxed with 2 impressive champions. In the black and white show, Judge Francois Morand chose the Senior 3-year-old Galys Vray (s. Atwood) as his grand champion. Whilst for his red and white winner, Morand selected the senior…

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Apple-tastic

2015-03-26 - Off the back of the successful “Apple-mania” sale last week – Apple has hit the headlines again… this time at the Westcoast Classic sale. Topping the sale at $20,500 was a Defiant from Apple’s Madison-winning clone, Apple 3 EX-94. Catch-up on Apple’s…

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One team, one dream

2015-03-25 - From musicians to athletes, foodies to fashionistas – as you can see, we’re a pretty lively bunch here at HI. Whilst our interests maybe varied, our drive is united by creativity, passion… and, you guessed it, a lot of cow love! To keep our focus sharp and our…

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Relive the action

2015-03-23 - As April draws nearer, the buzz within the Holstein fraternity becomes louder – and last week was a prime example. With numerous high-flying shows and sales worldwide – highlights included $50,000 tops and impressive grand champion debuts. More in HI’s online newsletter…

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Supershot: A bull in his infancy…

2015-03-20 - $1200, £725, €865 per straw for the first 1000 doses: When Cogent Supershot’s pre-released semen first became available – some questioned his hefty price-tag. Now, nearly 12 months down the line, he was one of the highest bulls for registered offspring in the…

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Picston Shottle passes away

2015-03-18 - Tuesday March 17, 2015, the British bred sire Picston Shottle passed away at 15 years and 8 months of age. Shottle is one of the most valuable architects of today’s Holstein breed. His full career will soon be highlighted in one of Holstein International's coming issues. …

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Farewell Amyly

2015-03-17 - At the splendid age of 12-years old, the world sadly has to say goodbye to the mighty Italian, Toc-Farm Allen Amyly EX-95. Combining numbers and type – this World-Champion was also the dam of numerous high-ranking sires including: Goldsun, Goldfish and Glauco. Photo: Toc-Farm…

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New millionaire

2015-03-16 - Regancrest AltaIota (O-man x Ito) is the world’s newest sire to reach the distinguished milestone of one million units produced. Intrigued? Read more about this popular sire’s global impact in HI’s May issue. (Photo: Regancrest AltaIota)  

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New Champion in Italy

2015-03-12 - In last week’s online we reported that Swiss Expo’s 5-year old winner, Jomagro Goldwyn Jasmin was bound for a new home in Italy. Today we report on her Senior Championship victory at the 14th Montichiari European Show in Italy. Beating Swiss Expo’s HM Grand Champion…

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Carmen Paris’ nicest

2015-03-12 - On Monday, February 23, Paris hosted the Salon International de l’Agriculture. During this agricultural expo, attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors, the French national show SIA was organized. With a memorable Holstein show this year. Not only thanks to the tremendous…

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€35,000 top at Schau der Besten…

2015-03-03 - Before the sale we knew this lot had a huge following. A single post of Wilcor O'Kadabra garnered more than 500 ‘likes’ on Facebook. The attraction? She was a Goldwyn grand-daughter of the mighty Decrausaz Iron O'Kalibra EX-97 via a VG-87-2yr Sid. Read more about…

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