The index run of April 2021 confirms that consistent breeding for efficient and healthy cows pays dividends. CRV’s portfolio has been strengthened and broadened with the addition of bulls that guarantee robust, highly productive and efficient daughters with high components, without any problems. CRV is proud to have been the first AI organisation to introduce a breeding value for feed efficiency. Today the organisation has the largest data set and most reliable breeding values in the world. This has resulted in sires that deliver cows that significantly contribute to l…read more ›
From 12,000 embryos to 60 young bulls each year. CRV’s European Holstein breeding programme is characterised by transparency, high numbers and strict selection. This allows CRV to maximise the input of genetic progress in the population. And offer farmers a varied range of top-quality bulls that guarantee healthy cows able to realise high lifetime production efficiently and effortlessly.
Series Part 1: Holstein in Europe
CRV operates a professional and progressive breeding programme for different breeds in various …
Inbreeding is a threat to the vitality of a cow population but is always waiting in the wings in a breeding programme. CRV closely monitors the development of the rate of inbreeding in various breeds. Vigilance is vital, but so far, any negative effects have been limited.
Inbreeding is always waiting in the wings and therefore has the full attention of scientists, herdbook organisations and breeding technicians. In this series they explain the steps they take to limit inbreeding.
After a career as a feed advisor, Jan de Groot became an independent farmer four years ago. ‘Running a farm brings a host of new challenges’, he says. ‘But one thing I don’t have to worry about is breeding. Using SireMatch guarantees success.’
In his role as a feed advisor Jan de Groot (51) spent many years assisting farmers with their farm management. Some four years ago the opportunity presented itself to join their ranks. Young entrepreneur Marc Plender was planning to start a business venture in Ukraine and asked Jan if he wanted to work with him and t…read more ›
The appointment of Angus Haslett as Chief Executive Officer and Egon Verheijden as Chief Financial Officer has completely reshaped the top tier of management at CRV. The boards mandate is to further strengthen CRV’s position as a leading international company in genetic material and data to drive growth.
Since they joined CRV on 1 May and 1 September, respectively, of this year, Angus Haslett and Egon Verheijden have circumnavigated the globe at least ten times. Virtually of course. Along with all our people, CRV’s new CEO and CFO have also been forced to …read more ›