CRV introduced the feed efficiency breeding value in December. Willem Alders has been conducting feed trials for CRV for several years. He sees huge differences, also between similar cows.
In August 2017, the dairy farm run by the Alders family became the first CRV test site to measure the feed intake of individual animals. ‘We welcome new developments and this farm has a long relationship with CRV’ explains Willem Alders (29), who has a herd of 200 dairy cows and cows in calf and 90 head of young stock in Overloon, North Brabant. He was initially sceptical. ‘The concept of f…read more ›