Archive for April, 2007

HW: What”s the biggest struggle you face as a young dairyman in today”s industry?  Where do you see yourself five years from now?    Saul Dorado Rodriguez: The greatest fight in Spain is the little support that occurs to our sector.  From raising young cattle to selling milk, we need a new milk pricing system […]

HW: What bulls are you using and why?  Do you feel there are particular bloodlines from the U.S. that would work well in your herd? Saul Dorado Rodriguez: In this moment, we are using: Roylane Jordan , STVBQ Rubens, Ocean-View Zenith, Erbacres Damion, Goldwyn , Mesland Duplex for breeding cows.  And for flushing, we are […]

Holstein World: Showing is a big part of your merchandising program. How does it help you to market your animals? Do you participate only in country shows or have you shown internationally as well? What other venues do you use to tell people about Mantano Holsteins? Saul Dorado Rodriguez: We love to participate in as […]

Holstein World: What part of Spain do you live in? Is it a highly concentrated farming area? Are there many other Registered breeders in that part of the country? Saul Dorado Rodriguez: We live in Galicia in the north of Spain. In our province (Lugo), there are 2,500 farms that register and control their animals. […]

Holstein World: What part of Spain do you live in? Is it a highly concentrated farming area? Are there many other Registered breeders in that part of the country? Saul Dorado Rodriguez: We live in Galicia in the north of Spain. In our province (Lugo), there are 2,500 farms that register and control their animals. […]

This week, we are talking with Saul Dorado Rodriguez of Mantono Holsteins. Sit back, relax and enjoy your passport to Spain! Holstein World: Tell us about your farm. Number of cows milked? Herd average? Family involved? Crops grown? Do you classify? Saul Dorado Rodriguez: Our farm is Mantoño Holstein, a family farm operated by my […]

This week, we are talking with Saul Dorado Rodriguez of Mantono Holsteins. Sit back, relax and enjoy your passport to Spain! Holstein World: Tell us about your farm. Number of cows milked? Herd average? Family involved? Crops grown? Do you classify? Saul Dorado Rodriguez: Our farm is Mantoño Holstein, a family farm operated by my […]

Holstein World: You’re young and obviously committed to making a living in the dairy and purebred Holstein industry. What does the breed need to do to maintain its success and ensure the livelihood of fellow Holstein breeders? Ryan Matheron: Registered cattle are definitely the backbone of our family operation. I feel they are what make […]

Holstein World: Cranehill Genetics was born from the purchase of a member from the Laurie Sheik Family. What attributes do you look for when deciding to add a new animal to the herd? What elements of the Cranehill marketing and merchandising program have proven the most effective? Ryan Matheron: Cranehill Genetics was started six years […]

Holstein World: Describe the breeding program of Hilmar Holsteins & Cranehil Genetics. What attributes do you focus on and what are the current service sires that you are using? Who are the key cow families that you are working with? Ryan Matheron: At Hilmar Holsteins we strive to breed a herd of cows that excel […]