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An explanation of the differences between American and Dutch breeding values

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The NVI is the total merit index that reflects the breeding goals of Dutch and Flemish dairy farmers. But there are also farmers who prefer to select bulls based on one of the total American indexes TPI or NM$. Specialist Jaap Brinkman explains the differences between the American and Dutch breeding values.

The counterparts of the total merit index NVI for farmers in the Netherlands and Flanders are the TPI and NM$ for their fellow dairy farmers in the United States. NM$ stands for Lifetime Net Merit. It is the official index for the US. NM$ is an economic breeding value that…

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New NVI highlights quality of CRV bulls

Posted by in category Breeding, Efficiency, Genetics, Health, Index run

The April 2018 index run shows that the new NVI calculations, which are a better fit with the wishes of Dutch and Flemish cattle farmers, have impacted favourably on the rankings of CRV bulls. Many bulls boast outstanding production figures, with the high components currently in great demand.

Delta Treasure (Finder x G-force, 443 NVI) tops the list of black-and-white bulls. He transmits phenomenal longevity (+1248 days). His daughters will be highly productive (+1166kg) yet require little feed for maintenance (saving on feed costs € 31 per lactation). These credentials make t…

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April indexrun: new additions to the NVI

Posted by in category Article, Efficiency, Health, Index run

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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