Genetics

Average lifetime production per cow leaps by more than 1200 kg

A huge leap forward in the lifetime production achieved by cows at culling has been revealed in the 2018-2019 financial year. Compared with the previous financial year, lifetime production has increased by 1210 kg of milk and 96 kg of fat and protein. This is the first time that such a significant difference has been shown in two consecutive financial years. At culling, Dutch cows now note lifetime production that averages 31,553 kg of milk, with 1371 kg of fat and 1120 kg of protein. A combination of a longer productive life and higher milk production is behind this i…

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CRV bulls accomplish excellent lifetime production with high components

A healthy and efficient herd stands at the base of an excellent lifetime production. Genetic progression is the key, and consistent breeding brings results. CRV offers you an extensive sire selection for improving your herd with an excellent lifetime production and high components.
Daughter proven sires confirm predictions
During the most recent NRM, a quite youthful and promising group of Finder was presented by CRV. This August proof run adds another 500 daughters to his proof data, giving Bouw Finder a near total of 750 daughters. Raising his Feet & Leg score …

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These are the groups at the NRM 2019

CRV will show three progeny groups and two theme groups at NRM 2019. These groups show that we stand for efficient and healthy herds with high components. Read more information below about the Fun P, Bouw Finder and Bouw Rocky progeny groups and the Delta Satellite and “Proven cows with high components” theme groups.
DELTA FUN P
We will show a group of second calvers and heifers from the red-and-white bull Delta Fun P. The Fun P daughters are very productive and can easily cope with their high production, which makes them very efficient. Fun P is currently the highes…

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DELTA DONORS SMASH 100,000 KG MILK BARRIER

category Article, Genetics

Genomic tests help us discover a lot of information about the genetic merit of cattle at a young age. The current batch of bull dams and the other Delta donors at the Dairy Breeding Center do not have any recorded performances yet, but will prove their worth when they are older. A couple of great examples of successful cows are evidence that CRV’s breeding programme aimed at high lifetime production is certainly paying off.

Thanks to genomic selection we already know as much about the genetic value of a young calf as about a cow with three lactations. CRV therefore …

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New opportunities for Fleckvieh in August run

The August index run shows CRV’s progress in breeding efficient cows with great longevity. Wobbler was the most widely used Fleckvieh bull in Germany last year. Mesias, Rolls and Mocca Pp are newcomer bulls for Fleckvieh breeders who want to increase herd health combined with higher production.

Wobbler (Watnox x Mandela, 134 TMI) firmly holds his strong position in the rankings, thanks to his very productive daughters. His breeding value for milk production now amounts to +1,023kg, with a score of +8% for Better Life Efficiency. Wobbler breeds cows with medium size…

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