Posts Tagged hoof health

Hoof health deserves structural attention

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Taking hoof health seriously pays dividends. In practice, however, hoof trimmers still come across few signs of improvement. Their conclusion is that ‘too many farmers simply accept claw and hoof problems as inevitable. A structured approach is still often lacking.’

The hoof health of Dutch and Flemish dairy cows seems to be improving. At least, that is what an analysis of data from DigiKlauw shows. This data registration system set up by CRV in cooperation with the Animal Health Service (GD) enables hoof trimmers to register the disorders they observe in the course of their …

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April indexrun: new additions to the NVI

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Traits including production, longevity and fertility were already part of the NVI merit index. GES will be expanding this formula from April to incorporate hoof health and feed efficiency. In addition, a parallel version of the NVI will be published.
Alongside the NVI for dairy breeds, the GES will now publish NVI calculations for dual-purpose breeds. The breeding value for longevity has also been revised, resulting in more stable breeding values and greater reliability.

Read all about the changes in the April indexrun in >>this article<<.

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