Health

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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Healthy cows with high components

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…

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Vero Startrek highest new daughter proven bull

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…

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Breeding for improved health and efficiency works

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…

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New NVI highlights quality of CRV bulls

The April 2018 index run shows that the new NVI calculations, which are a better fit with the wishes of Dutch and Flemish cattle farmers, have impacted favourably on the rankings of CRV bulls. Many bulls boast outstanding production figures, with the high components currently in great demand.

Delta Treasure (Finder x G-force, 443 NVI) tops the list of black-and-white bulls. He transmits phenomenal longevity (+1248 days). His daughters will be highly productive (+1166kg) yet require little feed for maintenance (saving on feed costs € 31 per lactation). These credenti…

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