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From now on, the website of GGI comes in a new design. Many innovative ideas left their mark on the new web page so that it is state of the art now. The contents of the website are applied the way now that they adapt adequately to different screen sizes – this also works on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Through the new design, the homepage facilitates better readability and more...
 
  • Date: 04-02-15
 
 
In times of genomics, it is possible via the shortened generation interval to bring forward special genes like the VRC gene (variant red carrier gene) and systematically mate it. It has been supposed for a long time that the cattle’s fur color is influenced by a gene pair. According to Mendel's laws on dominant-recessive inheritance, progeny receive a color gene from each parent. The following...
 
  • Date: 18-06-14
 
 
The former president and vice president, Helmut Knell (62), of the Zucht- und Besamungsunion Hessen e.G. (ZBH) and the Hessian organization Verband für Leistungs- und Qualitätsprüfungen in der Tierzucht e.V. unexpectedly passed away on March 3rd 2013. In Germany, Helmut Knell had been the president of the German Holstein Association (DHV) and manager of the board of the German Cattle Breeders...
 
  • Date: 06-03-13
 
 
The organizations have published figures for 80 new genomic Holstein and 13 new Red Holstein bulls since August. Through the annual training sample exchange of the EuroGenomics partners, the reference population now contains more than 25,000 daughter proven bulls for the first time. On the basis of the updated training sample, genomic breeding values of the well-known genomic bulls might change...
 
  • Date: 07-12-12
 
 
The Elite Auction of the German Holstein Association took place in Hamm on November 29th 2010.Even though the early onset of winter had an negative influence on attendance and selling quote the average price of 3,231 € was 200 € higher than the result of 2009. The most expensive Red Holstein animal and the most expensive fresh heifer at the same time was the Joyboy-daughter RH Maibrit (Catalogue...
 
  • Date: 07-12-10
 
 
Unfortunately at the beginning of this week the exceptional sire Van Gogh passed away. Because of his outstanding transmission for conformation and functional traits this sire was in high demand from the very first day. This huge popularity was even increased by the progenies shown, like at the fair EuroTier in Hanover, as well as by the again increasing breeding values. Unfortunately there...
 
  • Date: 08-12-10
 
 
Despite the fact that semen of our sire Van Gogh was not available for a longer time, there is always great news and this arrived here from France. Breeder Christophe André successfully used semen of this outstanding conformation sire – the result is something to be proud of…Van Gogh daughter Giga VG 87144 d: 3,729 kg milk, 4,29 % fat, 3,35 % protein Van Gogh daughter Gunia VG 87193 days: 5967...
 
  • Date: 10-04-14
 
 
Bull: Van Gogh 822165 (Goldwyn x Rudolph x Lee) 10 very stylish, elegant second crop daughters of the bull Van Gogh were shown. Dairy type:The stylish group presented itself with very good dairy type. Body:The framy daughters, having lots of show type, excelled with good harmony and adequate strength. They showed desired body depth with a nice, open rib. The medium-wide rumps were slightly...
 
  • Date: 11-12-13
 
 
Van Gogh daughter Godiva VG 87 of Gaec Toullec attracts attention thanks to very good results. In her first lactation, Godiva became champion of her age class at the regional show in Finistère 2014 and, additionally, was awarded the title “best udder cow”. Being this successful, she attended this year’s French national show in Fougères and also became champion cow of her age class as well as...
 
  • Date: 18-07-14
 
 
In the USA Joyboy really lived up to his name as conformation sire. Two of his daughters from the test period after the 3rd calf were classified EX 90. Breeder of ´Sellcrest JB Jenna RC´ und ´Sellcrest JB Cora RC´ is Allen Sell from the Sellcrest Farm in Watertown/Wisconsin.
 
  • Date: 21-01-08
 
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