The breeding program that goes for gold

Efficiency, components, health, conformation and fertility; CRV’s bulls are truly going for gold in August’s index run. In addition, many bulls are also achieving amazingly high scores for Better Life Health and Better Life Efficiency; breeding values that practical studies prove to lead to better performances and higher profitability. Danno,... read more ›

Changes breeding value estimation August 2016

Below an overview of the changes made in the national breeding value estimation and also an overview of the changes that are made in other countries. The requirement for animals to have a reliability of at least 30% has become lower. From now on, animals need a reliability of at least 25%... read more ›

Tackle ketosis at the source

It is probably a familiar situation: the cow that always produces a lot of milk is under the weather at the start of the lactation period. Her milk production is down, she has a poor appetite and looks lethargic. All the alarm bells ring. Are these symptoms a sign of ketosis? Prevention is better than cure... read more ›

Progeny and demo groups in the spotlights

category Breeding, Genetics, Shows
Seven progeny groups and three demo groups were presented to the public at the CRV event ‘A Herd to Your Heart’ in Zwolle on 11 June.   Delta Alonso: protein-rich health Although Delta Alonso has not yet received his breeding value, the progeny group of this Atlantic son made quite an... read more ›

Impression of CRV Event 2016

category Shows
On the 11th of June the first edition of the CRV Event took place. In the IJsselhallen in Zwolle many farmers saw good daughter groups, the winner of the ‘best herd of the Netherlands’ and the best ‘Young herdmanager of the year’. The herd of family Winter in Vriezenveen has... read more ›