The Oosterhof Holsteins from Willem Scholten from Ambt Delden (prefix OH) and Diamond Genetics together bought Aikman daughter Telgter Aikman Doreen at the 2014 Holland Masters Sale. Aikman Doreen had a good DNA breeding value, carried the red and white factor and she came from the very successful Durham Prudence line of Holbra Holsteins from Laren. The bull DG OH Django was born in 2017 from a Rubicon daughter of this Aikman Doreen. Django’s father is Bomaz AltaTopshot and Django was sold to Masterrind in 2018. The bull has since been renamed Topstone and meanwhile Masterrind has made his semen available. In addition to an excellent profile and a current g RZG of 158, this bull also has a g TPI of 2732 and a g NVI of 342 with a whopping 450 € INET. In addition to appropriate breeding values for the frame characteristics, his profile stands out for excellent breeding values for cell count and daughter fertility. Topstone has a slightly different pedigree and is supported by a deep, high-component and conformation cow family. Diamond Genetics wishes Masterrind every success with the sale of semen from this strikingly complete bull.
Topstone, an allround sire stack: AltaTopshot x Rubicon x Aikman x Man O Man x Mascol x Durham
Diamond Genetics and its partners JK Eder Holsteins and Drakkar Holsteins are very pleased with the success of the Dutch group at the recently held European Championship in Libramont. The Dutch group of 4 adult Holsteins acted very strong and managed to place themselves before the group of countries such as Italy and Spain. This country group with both JK DG Esmeralda, now EX-92 and Drakkar Bulona, now also EX-92, made a strong impression and achieved a 3rd place in this country competition. Dutch cows performed excellently and we are happy and proud that we have been able to play a role in the strong performance of the Dutch group on this European Championship. Dutch and DG Champions League performances!
Country group the Netherlands during the European Show (3rd place)
Drakkar Bulona EX-92-NL – 5th place European Show
Bred by Drakkar Holsteins and sold through the Drakkar Sale to Steegink & Hullcrest Holsteins
JK DG Esmeralda EX-92-NL – 6th place European show
Bred and owned by JK Eder Holsteins & Diamond Genetics
The countdown started to one of the greatest events on the Global Holstein breed agenda: The European Show in Libramont and the European Masters Sale, which will take place on the Friday-night (12. April) in the Libramont Showring! The catalogue is online and offers one of the greatest line-ups ever on a European Sale! This sale offers direct opportunities from global stars like Galys-Vray, Strans-Jen-D Tequila Red, Luck-E Advent Kandie-Red, KHW Regiment Apple Red, Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn, Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody, Blonding Goldwyn Subliminale, Du Bon Vent Inkapi and more! As well multiple heifers are selling >2800 GTPI (up to GTPI +2897 & >1000 Net Merit), several heifers >4 PTAT and +20 DGV Conformation, >160 RZG (up to 166 RZG) and many more of the greatest index heifers in the breed which can put a big stamp on any breeding program and the entire breed in the future! The catalogue is online! Click further to read the online catalogue!
On March 13 two milking daughter groups were shown in the ring of the Ostfrieslandhalle at Leer, Germany. Both the VOST and early semen users are very satisfied. All black Brentano (Balisto x Sudan x Xacobeo and from the Caps Mairy’s) went as an embryo via the DG EG Embryo Auction to Germany. Brentano stamps his offspring, being black and very functional. The other bull showing daughters is Disanto (Doorman x Dempsey x Xacobeo) and he hails from a deep and successful French family. The same family as breed greats Shottle Amarante and Goldwyn Emeraude. Disanto was sourced for the VOST through DG France and delivers show type and fantastic udders. Both bulls deliver as promised: Genomics @ work! Congratulations VOST and early users.
The global phenomenon, Hurtgenlea Richard Charl, started recently to have calves on European soil and these calves are following their fathers transmitting pattern, hitting them high in the top charts! His son DG Paul is the highest GTPI bull ever born in Europe following the December ’18 index: GTPI +2935, a bull with a tremendous index sheet going back on Larcrest Crimson EX-94-USA EX-96-MS! The 2nd highest Net Merit bull ever in Europe is called GEN Christian, born out of the Genesland program. Christian has a Net Merit of $ 1042 and is going back on another breeding phenomenon: Rainyridge Talent Barbara EX-95-USA (All-American & All-Canadian 5yr. Old).
Two of his first European sons which came back with genomic results:
GEN CHRISTIAN Pedigree: Charl x DG Bodile x MS DG-TM Delta Blake x Rainyridge Talent Barbara EX-95-USA cow family Index: 03/19 +2058 +0.10%F +0.01%P +105F +67P // NM $ 1042
SCS 2.76 // PL +7.2 // DPR +2.7 // SCE 5.6
Stature +0.20 // UDC +1.67 // FLC +1.00 // PTAT +1.56 Bred by GENESLAND
Grand dam: MS DG-TM Delta Blake
5th dam Rainyridge Talent Barabara EX-95-USA
DG PAUL Pedigree: Charl x Bourbon x Supershot x DG Candide x Larcrest Cale VG-89 x Crimson EX-94-USA Index: 03/19 +1844M +0.09%F +0.03%P // NM $ 998 / GTPI +2935
SCS 2.60 // PL +7.3 // DPR +4.2 // SCE 6.3
UDC +2.26 // FLC +1.41 // PTAT +1.84
JK DG Esmeralda EX-90 by Doorman, will participate at the European Show 2019 in Libramont! Great news for her breeders and owners , the Kolff family at Woudrichem and Diamond Genetics, Zwolle. Doorman Esmeralda scored EX-92 for her udder and her 3rd lactation is projected to over 12.000kgM wth good components. Doorman Esmeralda already captured some major titles at larg Shows. As a 2yr old she made it to reserve juniour Champion at the 2016 HHH-Show and as a fresh 3-yr old she placed first in her class at the NRM 2017. And now on her way to the European stage in Libramont, Belgium! Her dam Goldwyn Emeraude EX-91 also has a strong record when it comes to winning large Shows and she knows how to produce. Lactations of over 14.000 -15.000kgM in 305d are no exceptions. From this super type, udder and frame family several members are flushed regularly via www.eurogenes.com. Esemeralda’s are crossing borders!
Vendairy Snowman Lidia 4 VG-86 was one of the first purchases for the Diamond Genetics breeding programme. Meanwhile and after 3 longer lactations she has yielded 75.000 kgM with 4,0% fat and 3,35% protein! She has bred some outstanding daughters and granddaughters. Her daughter DG Fanatic Lindsay, classified VG-88 as a first calver and her 2nd lactation stands at: 430d 20.0000kgM with 4,0%f and 3,4%p. Her Tango granddaughter Vekis Laticia made 16.000kgM in her first lactation and averages 50kgM in the first 200days of her second lactation. Furthermore: a straight Lidia 4 daughter by Balisto landed as an embryo in Japan and currently stands nr. 2 on the Japanese index list. This heifer called Develop Balisto Lidia classified GP-83 and is producing well.
Develop Balisto Lidia, GP-83 in Japan
So, Snowman Lidia 4 her milk and type genes have been passed on successfully. Regarding male offspring: her Polled Powerball son in Germany, named Pesto Pp, is very complete in his profile and could spread the Lidia genes even further!
Embryos from Broeks Betty VG-88 not just went to the US and Canada, also Genetics Hokkaido from Japan invested in Betty-embryos. They bought Bookem embryos from this incredible Snowman daughter and the result was Omaura Brownie, the current nr. 1 Type bull and nr. 2 UDC bull in Japan! A tremendous result for this client of Diamond Genetics. Next to Brownie, Betty VG-88 – from an EX Shottle dam – is also dam to Broeks Tychip, who is selling well for AI Total. And last but not least, her great grandson by Charley, De Veelhorst DG Casino, is selling very well for VOST Leer, Germany. Casino currently ranks in the top 5 g RZG and is also 2700 g TPI and 340 g NVI.
Picture: six daughters of nr. 1 Type bull in Japan, Omura Brownie – Bookem x Broeks Betty
Diamond Genetics is pleased to announce the availability of semen of DG Eagle! Eagle is an Imax son from Eldorado’s full sister, DG Albero Montross Elise. DG Eagle has around 2800 g TPI and his profile shows you can expect high production, lots of dairy character, a slight slope to the rump and longer teats.
Power-RED, bred by the Swissbec breeders group, was sold in 2016 by DG France to ZBH in Alsfeld, Germany, the current Qnetics. At the time, this beautiful red-and-white bull already stood out because of extremely high genomic breeding values for conformation and especially udders. Meanwhile, his daughters capture high positions on various shows, such as the recently held Swiss Expo. In the 5th young cattle class on this top show, the 1A, 1B and 1C spot were for daughters of Power RED!