NEWS

Average lifetime production per cow leaps by more than 1200 kg

A huge leap forward in the lifetime production achieved by cows at culling has been revealed in the 2018-2019 financial year. Compared with the previous financial year, lifetime production has increased by 1210 kg of milk and 96 kg of fat and protein. This is the first time that such... read more ›

‘Difference in feed conversion financially interesting’

The income over feed costs is a key financial factor for Willem Alders. Feed intake data really opened his eyes to the individual differences between cows. ‘The poorest performing animals add little or nothing to the total income over feed costs. However, the best performing animals contribute more to the... read more ›
CRV test farm Van Gastel

‘Huge variations in feed efficiency’

‘If breeding helps us create cows that convert feed into more milk, that’s interesting from a financial perspective and beneficial for the environment and the climate’, according to dairy farmer Thijs van Gastel. For a few months now, the feed intake of individual cows has been measured on his farm.... read more ›

Delta Jacuzzi’s foundation cow achieves 10 tonnes of fat and protein

Veneriete Sylke, foundation cow of Jacuzzi, came to the Westeneng family’s farm in Kockengen in 2007, as an in-milk heifer from the Delta breeding programme. Last month, she reaches a lifetime production there of more than 10,000 kg of fat and protein: 118,262 kg of milk with 4.88 % fat... read more ›
measuring feed intake

In 2020 CRV will measure feed intake of more than 1600 cows

Two years ago, CRV became the first cattle improvement organisation in the world to start large-scale measurement of the feed intake of dairy cows on working farms. CRV is convinced that targeted breeding still has huge potential to improve the feed efficiency performance of cows. In 2020 CRV will collect... read more ›