NEWS

SCIENCE MONITORS INBREEDING

SCIENCE MONITORS INBREEDING

category Other
Inbreeding is a threat to the vitality of a cow population but is always waiting in the wings in a breeding programme. CRV closely monitors the development of the rate of inbreeding in various breeds. Vigilance is vital, but so far, any negative effects have been limited. Genetic progress Genetic... read more ›
Jan de Groot

SIREMATCH GUARANTEES SUCESSFUL BREEDING

category Other
After a career as a feed advisor, Jan de Groot became an independent farmer four years ago. ‘Running a farm brings a host of new challenges’, he says. ‘But one thing I don’t have to worry about is breeding. Using SireMatch guarantees success.’ In his role as a feed... read more ›
feed intake measurement

FEED EFFICIENCY REVEALS HUGE DIFFERENCES

category Efficiency
CRV introduced the feed efficiency breeding value in December. Willem Alders has been conducting feed trials for CRV for several years. He sees huge differences, also between similar cows. In August 2017, the dairy farm run by the Alders family became the first CRV test site to measure the feed... read more ›

All-round CRV bulls are the way to healthy and efficient cows

category Fleckvieh, Index run
CRV bulls are the way to a healthy and more efficiency herd. Persistency, increasing production and good fertility and udder health are important building blocks for health for CRV Fleckvieh. An efficient herd produces more milk from the same amount of feed, has a long productive life and good beef... read more ›

Component-rich CRV bulls are the way to healthy and efficient cows

CRV bulls are the way to a healthy and more efficient herd. Higher components in milk convert into more cash and are an important building block of higher efficiency. Along with this edition of the index run, CRV is also introducing its unique breeding value for feed efficiency. Cows with... read more ›