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Harfsen – a 5-star hotel for bulls

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CRV’s facility for bulls in Harfsen has been extensively renovated. As Leo Schooltink, team leader of the bull facilities in Harfsen and Ambt Delden, explains ‘We have constructed a 5-star hotel for our bulls, and at the same time created a pleasant work environment for the team responsible for the animals’.

At the semen production site in Harfsen, 100 bulls can now be housed in comfortable, deep litter pens that measure 27 square metres. These pens have been designed to maximise animal welfare. Mechanisation has also been introduced where possible in the team’s da…

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Angus Haslett is CRV’s new CEO

As of today, Angus Haslett is CRV’s new CEO. He succeeds Roald van Noort who successfully led CRV for the past 12,5 years. Haslett joined CRV in 2009 as Managing Director of the Business Unit Oceania and most recently also managed CRV’s USA operation.

The Supervisory Board is pleased to welcome CRV’s first international CEO. Angus has enjoyed a career in agriculture for over 25 years mostly in the dairy industry. In his period as Managing Director he has worked closely on developing Oceania’s strategy. His position also included several successful acquisitions that …

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Popular bulls meet expectations as breeding bulls

The outbreak of coronavirus is severely affecting our daily lives. But despite this, the bulls have been allocated their new breeding values ‘as usual’.

The five-yearly baseline base change has also been implemented and show that herds have made enormous genetic progress. Especially for all health traits and longevity the progress was higher compared to any other country. An achievement that the Dutch and Flemish cattle breeding sector can be immensely proud of! CRV is also proud that popular genomic bulls are living up to their expectations as breeding bulls. Toge…

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Proven performers and promising talent for Fleckvieh

The entire world is feeling the impact of coronavirus. Beef and dairy farmers are also confronted with the effects every day, but continue to play their part in maintaining the continuity of food supplies worldwide.

We are immensely proud of these heroes! It is also business as usual for semen production and breeding value estimation. New, reliable breeding values that not only confirm the quality of daughter proven bulls but also reveal the promise of young bulls. Together with farmers, we like to work in harmony to create healthy and efficient herds.


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‘Being economical with feed has never been so important’

Recently, 30 feeders were installed at Gerard Meerkerk’s farm in Emmer-Compascuum. These feeders are used by CRV to measure the individual feed intake of the 200-head herd on the dairy farm. This data is vitally important in revealing the genetic variation in feed efficiency and further improving breeding values. In the words of Gerard Meerkerk: ‘Being economical with feed has never been so important’.

Two cents lower feed costs
Meerkerk’s farm is the fifth location where feed intake is being measured by CRV. Together with four other farms in the Netherland…

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