Healthy animals, healthy herds
The health of the herd is vital for optimal performance and to the welfare and longevity of the animals. Herds become larger, farmers have a lot more work to do and therefore there is demand for a healthy and trouble-free herd. Therefore CRV places much emphasis on health in its breeding programmes. With the breeding index CRV Health it is easy to breed a healthy and easy to manage herd. Treating individual animals is costing significantly less work and you can focus on managing the herd.
CRV Health includes the following breeding values:
- Udder health
- Claw health
- Daughter fertility
- Calving ease
- Birth ease
The higher the value, the higher the percentage healthy animals compared to the population average. The advantage of using bulls that score high for CRV Health is that the herd is easy to manage and cows reach a higher average age. Daughters of a bull with 5% will give you a benefit of €70,- during a cow’s life.
Besides that we offer a range of local solutions to manage the health of the herd.
Please visit your local branch to view our local offering of health solutions.