Posts Tagged Lifetime production

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 daily tasks …

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Average lifetime production per cow leaps by more than 1200 kg

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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 increase.

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High lifetime production is in the genes

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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 production is…

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