NEWS

Efficient dairy cows with high ranking Fleckvieh bulls

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... read more ›

New NVI highlights quality of CRV bulls

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... read more ›

News indexrun April 2018

The following changes were implemented for the national breeding value estimation: NVI for milk goal and dual purpose Composites conformation dual purpose Longevity Genomic breeding value estimation Update base differences calving traits 1. NVI for milk goal and dual purpose Following the discussion about the breeding goal conducted by GES... read more ›

April indexrun: new additions to the NVI

Traits including production, longevity and fertility were already part of the NVI merit index. GES will be expanding this formula from April to incorporate hoof health and feed efficiency. In addition, a parallel version of the NVI will be published. Alongside the NVI for dairy breeds, the GES will now publish NVI calculations for... read more ›

Correction on maintenance feed to avoid big, heavy cows

The buzzword in breeding – in addition to health and lifetime production – is feed efficiency, an aspect where the Netherlands leads the field. CRV collects feed intake data and the GES will publish the ‘feed costs for maintenance’ breeding value. According to CRV’s Gerben de Jong ‘This represents the next revolution in breeding after the use of genomics’. >>Read the... read more ›