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Daughter fertility

Poor daughter fertility one of the major culling reasons

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Improving fertility will therefore shorten the calving interval, increase the lifetime of a cow, lower insemination efforts and reduce veterinary treatments. Since 2010, the calving interval of cows in the Netherlands has been reduced by 10 days to 407 . Fertility is one of the building blocks of CRV Health.

Fertile cows show their heat on time and get pregnant quickly and easily. Good daughter fertility is essential for the continuity of the herd and the farm income.

Results daughter fertility (index) 104 108 112
Shorter calving interval days 6.7 days 13.4 days 20.1 days
Better non-return% +2.9% +5.7% +8.6%
Gain* / 100 cows / year € 770.- € 1,541.- € 2,311.-

* Calculation is based on € 1.15 per day Calving interval days

 

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Arjen Vernooij with 100.000kg cows longevity

Lifetime production per cow jumps to record levels

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The lifetime production of Dutch dairy cows jumped to record levels in the 2019-2020 financial year. The average lifetime production realised by the cows has increased by almost 2500 kg of milk and 200 kg of fat and protein to 34,000 kg of milk, 1481 kg of fat and 1210 kg of protein. The lifetime production of Dutch dairy cows has never been so high.

 

This has been revealed by the annual milk recording statistics of the CRV cooperative. A combination of a longer productive life (+75 days) and higher milk production (+0.2 kg of milk per day) is behind this i…

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Many Cows and a Standard of Quality

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At 3 locations, Arjan and Karin Backx keep a total of almost 3,000 cows, with each one being important to them. Despite rapid expansion Arjan never has given up his high standard of quality.

 

At the time when Arjan Backx came to Germany, his parents run an 80-cow dairy farm in the Netherlands. To enter into the parental operation was no option for that then 24-year-old. After having taken a look around the world, that Dutchman finally ended up in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2006. ‘I had nothing but cows in my mind, and for that “Meck-Pom” was just the …

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With ‘healthy’ confidence, a significant improvement for CRV bulls

The balance between health and efficiency is what makes CRV’s breeding programme so unique. Important breeding values, therefore, come together in the CRV Health and CRV Efficiency indexes. These are new names, because CRV wants to make progress together with cattle farmers.
This index run once again shows impressive (genetic) progress with both surprising newcomers and proven commonly used bulls. CRV stands for healthy cows with a functional conformation that achieve excellent production with good components.

 
Ranger daughters live up to expectations
Doub…

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Top bulls that prove themselves time and again

It is the balance between health and efficiency that makes CRV’s Fleckvieh breeding program unique as well. Important breeding values, therefore, come together in the CRV Health and CRV Efficiency indexes. These are new names, because CRV wants to make progress together with cattle farmers throughout the world. This progress is demonstrated in this index run, in which frequently used bulls prove themselves, while surprising newcomers also reinforce the chart. CRV stands for healthy cows with a functional conformation that achieve excellent production with good componen…

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