measuring feed intake

Feed efficiency is the missing link

category Efficiency
Breeding organisations are investing heavily in collecting feed intake data in order to calculate reliable breeding values. The breeding value for feed efficiency may herald breeding values for methane emissions. ‘After the focus of breeding efforts on production, health and longevity, the following logical step is breeding for feed efficiency.’... read more ›
feed efficiency

Feed efficiency gives insight into farm management

category Efficiency
Robust data collection of the loaded and fed ration enables feed specialists to reveal feed efficiency at farm level. Feed efficiency is therefore not only an indicator of the optimal ration, but also gives insight into farm management in its totality. ‘The term feed efficiency has a very broad context.... read more ›

‘Improved feed efficiency cuts my feed costs by €60,000’

category Efficiency
CRV recently installed 40 roughage intake control feeders at Wietse Duursma’s dairy farm in Bellingwolde. These feeders measure the individual feed intake of the herd of 300 dairy cows. The measurements are vitally important in revealing the genetic variation in feed efficiency and further improving breeding values. ‘By working toward... read more ›
Roald van Noort

Change of leadership at CRV Holding B.V.

category press release
After successfully leading CRV for 12,5 years, Roald van Noort will step down as CEO on May 1st 2020. He will be succeeded by Angus Haslett who is currently Managing Director of the Business Unit Oceania and responsible for the Business Unit USA. After 12,5 years as CEO and Chairman... read more ›

Fleckvieh heads the rankings and confirms genomics

category Fleckvieh, Index run
CRV aims to contribute to a future-proof and sustainable dairy sector by helping farmers to breed healthy and efficient cows with CRV Fleckvieh. The results are a better life for the animals, added value for the farmers and respect for our environment. We are proud of our bulls, but above... read more ›