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…read more ›
Two years ago, CRV became the first cattle improvement organisation in the world to start large-scale measurement of the feed intake of dairy cows on working farms. CRV is convinced that targeted breeding still has huge potential to improve the feed efficiency performance of cows.
In 2020 CRV will collect the feed intake data of more than 1600 cows. This data will be used to work towards ultimately reducing the cost price of milk production and increasing the sustainability of dairy farming.
Reducing the cost price through feed efficiency
A dairy cow’s feed …
A healthy and efficient herd stands at the base of an excellent lifetime production. Genetic progression is the key, and consistent breeding brings results. CRV offers you an extensive sire selection for improving your herd with an excellent lifetime production and high components.
Daughter proven sires confirm predictions
During the most recent NRM, a quite youthful and promising group of Finder was presented by CRV. This August proof run adds another 500 daughters to his proof data, giving Bouw Finder a near total of 750 daughters. Raising his Feet & Leg score …
Traditionally, the December index turn shows few surprises. Genetic progress remains area of focus and consistent breeding yields results. Fleckvieh bulls demonstrate progress in breeding for health and efficiency and therefore great longevity. CRV has an interesting offer of proven and new Fleckvieh bulls. With a healthy and efficient herd, our farmers can look forward to a bright future.
Haribo’s first successful daughters
Haribo (Hutera x Rurex) is the second best newcomer in the Fleckvieh ranking with 127 TMI. The three dams in the pedigree produced the unbelieva…
As usual, the index run for December does not have many surprises. Genetic progress remains the spearhead and a consistent breeding strategy delivers results. This applies to ‘rich milk’, but equally to health and efficiency and consequently longevity. After this index run, CRV will continue offering its members and customers a highly interesting portfolio of bulls. So that farmers can look to the future with the full confidence of a healthy and efficient herd.
Bouw Rocky the undisputed number one for longevity
The names of three familiar and reliable bulls, Bouw Ro…