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 of the per…read more ›