Genetics

Breeding in 2016: Efficient and easy

‘Efficiency’ is one of the most important words in 2016. The April index run brings a wide range of bulls that transmit long-term and trouble-free production along with excellent udders and feet and legs. CRV bulls such as Finder, Browning, Snowfever and Brandy top the ranking lists.

As milk prices remain under pressure and farmers have to deal with restrictions on the number of animals that may be kept, one thing is clear: efficiency is key. These days, there is a need for bulls which maintain a flow of income in both good times and bad times. This index run bring…

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Big Boukje 192: 200,000 kg of milk

category Breeding, Genetics

18 years old, in perfect health and more than 200,000 kg of milk

The first cow in the Netherlands with lifetime production of more than 200,000 kg of milk is a reality. At the age of 18, Big Boukje 192, owned by dairy farm Knoef-Hendriksen in Geesteren (Ov), crossed this magical mark. A fantastic achievement of international stature.

Big Boukje 192 (EX90) was born on 10 October 1997. She calved14 times and her pedigree includes a number of illustrious CRV-bulls (Cash x Labelle x F16 x Tops). She has been an extremely healthy cow from the beginning with excellen…

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