Health

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40,000 100-tonner cows in 30 years

The accolade ’100-tonner’ has been around for 30 years in the Netherlands. In that time more than 40,000 cows have smashed the magic barrier of 100,000 kilos of milk production, including members of Flemish herds. The number of 10-tonners is also growing rapidly. Last year, the tally clocked up the 3400th cow with 10,000 kilos of fat and protein.

Text by Inge van Drie

They are popular, widely read pages in Veeteelt magazine: the monthly publication of the latest names to reach the 10 and 100 tonne milestones. Which farms have added a 10-tonner to their herds? Whi…

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CRV bulls: new stars and proven chart toppers

CRV aims to contribute to a future-proof and sustainable dairy sector by helping farmers to breed healthy and efficient cows. In this index run, CRV presents many bulls with the ability to transmit these traits to their progeny. The results are a better life for the animals, added value for the farmers and respect for our environment. We are proud of our bulls, but above all proud of all farmers! 
All-round profile with positive bonuses for fat and protein
Barnkamper Majestic (s. Simba) offers a wonderful production profile (1295 kg) combined with good health traits…

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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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Fleckvieh bulls provide reliable quality and solid, healthy cows

A healthy and efficient herd forms the basis for excellent lifetime production. Genetic progress remains the spearhead and consistent breeding delivers results. CRV offers dairy farmers a wide choice of Fleckvieh bulls for reliable quality and solid, healthy cows.
Continued reliable quality
Haddock and Rumbo are the number one and number two in the NVI ranking of daughter proven bulls in the Netherlands and Flanders. Other daughter proven bulls also retain their reliable quality. Including Wobbler, Mint, Haribo, Remmel, Raldi and Mesias. The daughter proven bull Mes…

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Fleckvieh bulls deliver high levels of health and efficiency

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 …

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