Analysis of the performance of cows in the herd of producer Troels Bjørn located in Hobro, Denmark shows that using breeding indexes for health and efficiency pays off. Leading cows on the Better Life Efficiency index, developed by breeding organisation CRV, produced over 1,500kg more milk compared to their herd mates. The top cows for the Better Life Health index were significantly healthier. They showed less cases of mastitis, a lower somatic cell count and a shorter calving interval.
Breeding for improved health and efficiency works. This is shown by an analysis …read more ›
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…read more ›
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…read more ›
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…read more ›
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.
At the NRM, it was debut time for a daughter group of heifers by Vitesse. He already has almost 1…