Sept. 8 2017
4666 . . . Markwell No. 1 . . . Ritz. She gets called a lot of things, depends on who is doing the talking. The “she” is Markwell-KR Reality Ritz-ET
Aug. 25 2017
The August 2017 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List, with all seven dairy breeds, can be opened by clicking the link below
July 10 2017
“We don’t want to drive people away from the breed because Holstein cows are too tall,” stated Paul Buhr to those attending the 132nd annual meeting of the Holstein Association USA
July 10 2017
“A genetic selection index is like a steering wheel. It shapes the direction of the future dairy cow,” Jennie Pryce told those told those attending the American Dairy Science Symposium
April 17 2017
If you have taken a close look at the Jerseys included on the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List following the past few sire summaries, you may have noticed a change
April 10 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List will be available in the April 25 issue, we are making it available to readers here as well
March 13 2017
Those interested in learning more about crossbreeding had the opportunity to listen to Wes Bluhm, ABS Crossbreeding Manager at ABS Global, at the World Ag Expo
Oct. 10 2016
Kevin Peck, Clear Echo Farm“You need to keep swinging to make the high ones. In that way, high-end genetics is like baseball,” said Kevin Peck. “For every 2600-plus and 2700-plus TPI...
Aug. 25 2016
The dairy faculty at Penn State launched a dairy MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) this past spring that includes a genetics section. The most frequent topic for the genetic discussion board relates to...
Aug. 15 2016
Top A.I. bulls ranked for a number of traits. While the Hoard's Dairyman Bull List will be available in the August 25 issue, we are making it available to readers here as well. It can be downloaded by...
Aug. 17 2015
Times have changed. It once took incentives to get farmers to use young sires. Those days have faded into distant memory. These days, dairy producers have been voting with their respective wallets by buying...
Aug. 3 2015
German scientists recently discovered a haplotype that limits a Holstein calf's ability to digest cholesterol. In these instances, calves eventually deplete all fat reserves, including those found around...
July 15 2015
Determining the breed composition of the U.S. dairy herd is somewhat of an inexact science because not all herds are enrolled in an official testing plan. Even among cows enrolled in a testing plan, the...
July 15 2015
A debate fraught with emotion, genetic engineering of crops may be a new concept, but trait selection has been practiced for centuries
July 13 2015
Just as the introduction of genomics - the DNA-based study of genetics - caused many dairy producers not previously interested in genetics to take notice, the government's Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy)...
July 6 2015
"It shouldn't take a tall cow to have a good udder or feet and legs. The correlation is still too high," explained Nate Zwald
July 1 2015
Genomic evaluations have become an essential tool in producers' decision-making toolbox. Yet, without type traits, genomics aren't worth much
June 29 2015
"If you are not on DHIA test or contributing other data such as classification or health data, you can use genomics, but submitting data is critical," Dan Weigel (who works in outcomes research at Zoetis)...
May 10 2015
GenElite and Holstein Plaza are just two companies leading the charge in one of the dairy industry's most rapidly advancing areas - embryo marketing. At the 124th Wisconsin Holstein Association Convention,...
March 9 2015
GenElite and Holstein Plaza help bring buyers and sellers together in today's evolving dairy genetics trade. I attended the 124th Wisconsin Holstein Association Convention on February 21 in Hudson, Wis