A healthy herd makes a farmer’s life more pleasurable and profitable. April’s index run shows that a consistent breeding strategy certainly delivers the desired results. CRV has an interesting portfolio of Fleckvieh bulls that contribute to a healthy and efficient herd.
Young bulls, healthy fitness and efficient production
Helsinki (Herzschlag x Watt) is an extremely efficient bull with a TMI of 139, combined with plenty of milk production (+1373 kg) and great beef index (112). His daughters have good udders (117) and calve easily. If the focus is on health, look no …
A healthy herd makes a farmer’s life more pleasurable and profitable. April’s index run shows that a consistent breeding strategy certainly delivers the desired results. The bulls from CRV stand out for their all-round profile. They score exceptionally well for traits such as ‘premium milk’, udder and hoof health and daughter fertility. CRV offers an interesting portfolio of bulls that contribute to a healthy and efficient herd.
Premium milk from healthy cows
Delta Bonjour (Sidekick x Guard) is the highest ranked bull available. He is an absolute health superstar, as…
Breeding that targets feed conversion offers a host of opportunities. This is evidenced by the first data gathered in practical situations on the feed intake of cows relative to their milk production. Differences of up to €1.50 in income over feed costs per cow per day were found between daughter groups of bulls. Breeding technician specialist Pieter van Goor predicts that selection based on feed efficiency will be the next phase in cattle breeding.
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The August index run shows CRV bulls that make herds healthier and more efficient. The speed of genetic progress keeps accelerating and farmers are reaping the benefits. Nowadays, farm management has become even more key to profitable farming. Herd advisors give specific advice that helps choose sires that suit the goal’s individual farmers are attempting to achieve with their herds, whether this is increasing the components, increasing the kilos of fat and protein, or other goals. After this index run, there is another wide choice of bulls at CRV that can help boost t…read more ›
Analysis of the performance of cows in the herd of producer Troels Bjørn located in Hobro, Denmark, shows that using breeding indexes for health and efficiency pays off. Leading cows on the Better Life Efficiency index, developed by CRV, produced over 1,500kg more milk compared to their herd mates. The top cows for the Better Life Health index were significantly healthier. They showed less cases of mastitis, a lower somatic cell count and a shorter calving interval.
Breeding for improved health and efficiency works. This is shown by an analysis of the performance of…read more ›