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New NVI highlights quality of CRV bulls

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The April 2018 index run shows that the new NVI calculations, which are a better fit with the wishes of Dutch and Flemish cattle farmers, have impacted favourably on the rankings of CRV bulls. Many bulls boast outstanding production figures, with the high components currently in great demand.

Delta Treasure (Finder x G-force, 443 NVI) tops the list of black-and-white bulls. He transmits phenomenal longevity (+1248 days). His daughters will be highly productive (+1166kg) yet require little feed for maintenance (saving on feed costs € 31 per lactation). These credenti…

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Efficient dairy cows with high ranking Fleckvieh bulls

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The April index run demonstrates CRV’s progress in breeding for efficient cows with great longevity. Mint, Dax, Worldcup and Hongkong PP are amazing bulls for Fleckvieh breeders who want to utilise the full potential of their farms’ production capacity.

Mint (Manigo x Rau, 132 TMI) was already awarded proven Fleckvieh bull status in December 2017. In the April index run, Mint has added nine points to his total merit index and boosted his milk index (123) by six points, giving him a great efficiency score (+11%). His outstanding conformation rating shows excellent fe…

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Bulls for vital herds with outstanding financial results

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December’s index run presents a rich gift to farmers of bulls that produce healthy cows capable of high fat and protein production. The selection includes bulls that excel in component inheritance as well as high milk production. With four, high-ranking sons among the black-and-white genomic tested bulls, Bouw Finder firmly stamps his mark as a sire of sons.

Many farmers struggle with the question: How can I make efficient (*) use of the available production space on my farm? The answer is: fill the barn with healthy, long-lived cows that offer great protein and fat…

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Daughter groups impressed at NRM

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On the first day of the NRM (All Holland Dairy Show) the six formidable CRV daughter groups and one theme group paraded in the ring to a full house. Many visitors to the NRM saw the animals ‘in person’ on our stand on day two.

These visitors included the owners of the cows in the daughter groups who are extremely proud that their animals were chosen to appear at the NRM. The gallery on our Facebook page displays many photos of the owners and their cattle.

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At the NRM, it was debut time for a daughter group of heifers by Vitesse. He already has almost 1…

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Ideal dairy cows that excel in health

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CRV making rapid progress in health and efficiency improvement
The index run of April 2017 illustrates the rapid progress CRV is making in breeding bulls that boost herd efficiency and health. In the black-and-white segment, Danno, Esperanto and Empire are causing a stir. Rody is an impressive rising star in the red-and-whites and many daughters of former InSire Top bulls are producing their first milk.

Breeding efficient and healthy cows is a goal that perfectly reflects an age in which farmers aim to optimally utilise their farms’ production capacity using animal…

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