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High lifetime production is in the genes

Farmers with many cows that achieve high lifetime production, are convinced that this high lifetime production is in the genes. The Knoef and Winter families tell all about their vision of high lifetime production.

Big Boukje 192 produced a whopping 208,000 litres of milk with 4.64% fat and 3.86% protein. The cow, which belongs to Jos and Ingrid Knoef in Geesteren, is the champion par excellence of lifetime production. She reached the age of 19 years old, calved an impressive 15 times and also obtained an exterior score of 90 points. Jos is convinced: ‘This high pro…

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CRV sales training February 2018

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Another sales training week was organized bij CRV International Business Development last February,  a week mentioned for new sales people that are going to sell the CRV product all over the world. This time there were very enthousiastic people from Iran, Serbia, Romania, UK and Denmark!

Farm visit at dairy farm Bruunshoge
Training program
During the week the group has got an introduction about CRV by several presentations. But of course the training consisted also of practical parts. Our colle…

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Bullseye: non-return with bulls

category Breeding, Genetics, Other

The bull charts listing breeding values also state the non-return rate of the bulls. But what are the factors behind that figure and what do we use it for?
The non-return breeding value is indicative of the fertility of a bull’s daughters, while the non-return rate of a bull is a measure of the fertilising capacity of his semen. In other words, the bull’s own fertility or reproductive performance. CRV uses the non-return rate to show the differences between the fertilising capacity of various bulls. And we can intervene where necessary by rejecting bulls with a poor r…

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CRV shows daughter groups and embryo donors at NRM 2017

With the theme of ‘Better Cows l Better Life’, CRV will be showing a group of six embryo donors for the first time at the NRM 2017. These animals all have a high genetic ranking and have been used in the CRV breeding programme. CRV will also be showing six daughter groups who boost herd health and efficiency.

The embryo donors are Delta donors as well as farmer-owned donors. All cows rank among the highest scorers of their year based on their genomic breeding values. The Delta donors have all been used as maiden heifers in the Delta Satellite programme. Delta Jessi …

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CRV welcomes two new test farms

category Breeding, Genetics, Other

About one month ago, two new farms has become a CRV test farm. It are the farms of Arjan and Saskia van Erp (Midwolda) and family Van Berkum (Elahuizen). CRV has now 9 test farms in total. 
On the CRV test farms the Delta heifers show CRV’s breeding program in practice. Due to the new phosphate regulations in the Netherlands it was more difficult for CRV to place 130 test heifers per year at the current test farms. ‘Therefore we searched for new test farms’, says Pieter van Goor, breeding specialist of CRV. He is also involvend in the selection of new test farms.

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