The very first heifers have been arrived at the new donor location of Diamond Genetics in Wijhe, the Netherlands.
The very first heifers have been arrived at the new donor location of Diamond Genetics in Wijhe, the Netherlands.
In March 2016 the first doses of DG CHALEY where shipped to the United States. Right away after arrival in the US, the AMS Genetics team distributed these doses for the first flushes and IVF-sessions. Among these first sessions was a top Yoder daughter at Hurtgenlea named Hurtgenlea Yoder Modesto. Looking back this early shipment was one of the most influential shipments to come from Europe to the United States since the semen of Shottle arrived.
Just before the New Year of 2017 the first DG Charley calves where born in the U.S. The results would come in in February… And then the results came in, first the group including former no.1 RZG bull Siemers Merryguy. But then the second group… Hurtgenlea Richard Charl was there… the New Number 1 GTPI and Net Merit.
An agreement with Sexing Technologies was made and as part of that agreement semen would come to Europe exclusive for contracts with Diamond Genetics and Sexing Technologies would use the bull in the United States. This partnership resulted in the highest GTPI bull born in 2018 in the United States Genosource CAPTAIN and the highest GTPI bull born in Europe DG PAUL.
Since August last year the first daughters of Hurtgenlea Richard Charl started to calf in. The daughters milked a lot and especially their components where at most impressive. Also their udders and feet & legs where better then expected…. This resulted in an impressive climb in his April 2021 breeding value bringing him to the most desirable title in the Holstein Breeding scene the number 1 place on the International TPI list! Being used heavily in the Diamond Genetics and it’s partners breeding programs there are several daughters on the way and pregnancies by his highest son Captain are coming. With these genetics Diamond Genetics ensures the necessary level of genetics to it’s clients among the world.
Top female GTPI rankings in Europe – April 2021:
In the March 2021 issue of Holstein International, you’ll find a unique world wide Cow Family Tournament hosted either by Holstein International. Over 50 influential cow families are nominated for this award. On this exceptional list we find several cow families which are developed or discoverd by Diamond Genetics. Many offsprings are spread all around Europe. It’s up to you to vote for your favorite! Click further to find out more.
Baviere is bought by DG France and developed herself into a world known cow family inside Europe.
Bel Iron Irene
Two Bolton daughters: Bertaiola Bolton Lidia and Bertailo Bolton Serena were bought by Diamond Genetics as pregnant heifers in Italy. The combination of Bolton which provides lots of milk but needed daughter fertility in combination with Boss Iron and Mtoto made this pedigree from the start very unique in the World. Two months after calving both Bolton daughters, Lida has calved from an Alexander daughter, left to the Netherlands were this Italian cow family would stamp his mark.
Chemello Jocko Benge
Chemello Jocko Benge has been bought by Diamond Genetics in Italy. She developed herself into one of Europe’s most succesful cow families with lots of daughter testing bulls which can represent themselves with the current GTPI market.
Grietje 80/ Genua
The line which made Grietje 80 famous, was via her Aaron daughter Genua. Genua went from Germany to the Netherlands as a pregnant heifer. Oman embryos went to Denmark were the start of this succesful cow family began. Oman embryos were either sold to CRV, this resulted in DT Impress and DT Improver. Nowadays one of Europe’s most successful cowfamilies.
Oman embryos were bought via Diamond Genetics at Veenhuizer Holsteins and sold to Tirsvad-Anderstrup in Denemark. This was the fundamental of the Tir-Ann Neblina line.
This cow Giessen Bolton Cinderella was bought by Diamond Genetics at Giessen Holsteins as a fresh 2-Yr Old. She moved to JK Eder Holsteins and developed into a leading line of the Roxy family with as highlights the Snowman sons JK-Eder-I Control @ Semex and JK-Eder Ciderman @ AI-Total.
This famous family of the brothers Cabon from France. DG and JK Eder Holsteins imported the in meantime famous Emeraude after her win at the Space show in Paris. Nowadays Emeraude is the ONLY cow alive in Europe with 6 EXCELLENT daughters.
DG resultats with other nominated families
Tirsvad Luke Classic family brought via Rose the world wide know bull De Volmer DG Supershot at Cogent.
Muri Planet Popsy, via her Numer Uno daughter Pepita EX-91, dam to DG Popstar at Intermizoo.
Holbra Pam, at the Vekis Sale her Aikman daughter Telgter Aikman Doreen was purchased by Diamond Genetics. She is dam to De Oosterhof DG Rose *RC VG-87 (s. Rubicon, the foundation behind several successful R&W bulls.
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DG Sniper was an early Kingboy son resulting from a Snowbiz Sympatico Sal VG-86-USA 2yr.
Snowbiz Sympatico Sal was a daughter out of Gen-I-Beq Snowman Summer. She was bred by the Snowbiz Syndicate. The Snowbiz Syndicate was Trans-Atlantic partnership between mostly Canadian and European breeders including Diamond Genetics, Giorgio Rosetti, Dave Eastman, O’Connor Holsteins and managed by Albert Cormier. The Syndicate bought a group of high profile Snowman daughters and worked with these cows for one generation. At the dispersal sale many influential animals have been sold , inclucing the Snowbiz Symatico Sal animal to Diamond Genetics. Diamond Genetics flushed her intensively and implanted embryos in the US as well in North America. From the US pregnancies the Kingboy son DG Sniper was born and sold in an online bull sale to Ascol & AI Total. Snowbiz Sympatic Sal was the full sister to Snowbiz Sympatico Sofia, the dam of Salvatore *RC and the source behind several strong and influential Red & White lines.
Pictured are a group of 5 2nd calf SNIPER daughters at Anderstrup Holsteins in Denmark.
Avg score: VG-89,4
Avg udder score: EX-93!!!
Avg production: 66,4 kg milk / day
DG Kingboy SNIPER has now >600 daughters in his American daughter proven index, after more than 500 daughters entered his production- and more than 200 new classified daughters entered his type index in the December ’20 index run in which DG Sniper his breeding values increased for milk production, lbs of Protein, Productive Life, DPR, Udder Composite, Feet & Leg Composite and overall TPI.
One of the great young cows in the breed, SHG Atwood O’Katana has arrived in the Netherland, born and managed in the great herd of SHG Breeding (Andreas & Anne Dorthe Buck Dossing) and now owned by Diamond Genetics. O’Katana has been scored with the maximum score for a 1st lactation cow: VG-89 with also VG-89 for her tremendous attached udder with beautiful veination all over her udder. O’Katana is a sister to the Swiss Expo Res. Jr. Champion GS Alliance Lotus O’Kiki EX-90-CH, O’Katana’s mother (GS Alliance O’Katanga EX-94-CH) was classwinner at the Swiss Expo 2019 and O’Katana’s grand dam is one of the greatest cows in the World ever according many holstein enthusiasts: Decrausaz Iron O’Kalibra EX-97-CH! O’Katana VG-89 (MAX) La1. is on embryo program currently to one of the hottest & most complete high type sires in the world: Siemers HAVE IT ALL (GTPI +2860 / PTAT +3.45)
SHG Atwood O’Katana VG-89 VG-89-MS (MAX) La1. >>> MILKING >1 year on this picture!!! (PEDIGREE)
(VG-89 La1. MAX Atwood x EX-94 Knowledge x Decrausaz Iron O’Kalibra EX-97-CH)
>>> MILKING >1 year on this picture!!!
Dam: GS Alliance O’Katanga EX-94-CH
* 1st Swiss Expo 2019
Maternal sister: GS Alliance Lotus O’Kiki EX-90-CH
1st R&W 2yr. Old Swiss Expo 2017
Grand dam: Decrausaz Iron O’Kalibra EX-97-CH
The One & Only!!!!!
In the German Qnetics Sonder Kollektion Diamond Genetics has purchased it’s first Fleckvieh. Due to the extra value of the male calves and the strong cows that also perform under less optimum conditions there is a continious interest in several regions in the world for this breed.
The lot purchased is Evana-P. A Polled heifer with no less then three maternal brothers in AI. (Impossum, Manaus and Immes) She is 133 RZG and thereby in the absolute top of the breed for Polled animals.
According to International Renowned Breeding Expert Bernd Koch the Ticket into Champions League of Fleckvieh breeding.
Dr. Feiko Bosma joins the ET Team as of February 1st. After two years working for a an other company in the genetic industry in New Zealand Dr. Bosma and his family are happy to be back home in the Netherlands.
Dr. Bosma will oversea the ET Department and will be active in the field doing OVum Pick up work, Conventional flushing and implanting embryos. The joining of Dr. Bosma will bring Diamond Genetics further in it’s leading position for supplying European Genetics to world wide AI companies.
The bull Menko reached the Title “Spitzenvererber”in the last Milchrind issue based on the performance of his daughters.
Vekis DG Menko is a Missouri son out of DG Meridian Lizzy, then we find Vendairy Snowman Lidia 4 VG-88. He reached to an impressive +144 RZM with +119 RZE resulting in +143 RZG.
Also two other sons out of DG Meridian Lizzy made it as proven stars, Vekis DG Lockheed +2554 GTPI @ Semex and Vekis DG Lee with +2517 GTPI @ AI Total.
There are several branches of this family being developed by various breeders to ensure the continuation of this family.
Vekis DG Menko (Leopard)
Cogent is sad to inform that the iconic bull Supershot passed away.
De Volmer DG Supershot as his name orginally was, got global fame when he got his first genomic number in the spring of 2013.
He was the first European bull in a long time to catch the number 1 GTPI and 1 Net Merrit position in the world. Until today this performance is only repeated by his son DG Charley.
Supershot was bred by de Volmer and Diamond Genetics. The dam Rose was purchased in Germany, she originated from the Tirsvad Luke Classic family. The daughters out performed the original breeding values in several countries. This lead to top places in the daughter proven rankings in several countries including the Netherlands.
The great transmitter OH DG Agriorio-Red, the full sister to the R&W sensation OH DG RUBELS-RED @ ABS, has recently been pictured. Agriorio is the former #8 GTPI R&W female in Europa and the former #2 GTPI Agro daughter in the WORLD! Today her index is still hot and interesting with +2600 GTPI and +1.47 PTAT. She is projected with >8.000kgM with 4.6% fat and 3.5% protein in 305 days. She is classified as a 2-Yr Old when she was really fresh and scored GP-84-NL 2yr. with VG-86 for her mammary system. Her dam OH DG Rubellia VG-86-NL 2yr. is the #1 yielding cow @ De Oosterhof Holsteins and a red carrier maternal sister by Rubicon to Alaska-Red @ AI-Total. Alaska is the former #2 NVI and #5 RZG sire in the breed. AI-Total lastest release is Rubels son RELAX-RED who tops at +2715 GTPI in combination with +1.91 PTAT going back on Rubicon daughter OH DG Rose VG-87-NL 2yr. The full sister to the dam of Agriorio and Rubels-Red: DG OH Donna is dam to the popular sires Doble *RC and Dalvator either available at AI-Total.
OH DG Agriorio-Red (PEDIGREE)
2.06 305d 8.132kgM 4.6% 370F 3.5% 281P
Agro *RC x OH DG Rubellia VG-86-NL 2yr. (s. Rubicon) x Aikman *RC x Rainyridge RZH Planet Elaine VG-88-NL 2yr.