About CRV

As CRV, we believe that better cows lead to a better life for our customers, for society and for the animals in the herd. CRV delivers genetics and smart solutions that help cattle farmers build healthy and efficient herds which are profitable and easy to manage.


“Breeding on health and efficiency traits
is profitable for every farmer.”


Leading, customer focused cooperative

The rich history of CRV and its predecessors dates back to 1874 when Dutch breeders started a herdbook for Dutch Friesian cows. Today, CRV is a future proof cooperative, owned by 23,000 farmers in The Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium). CRV’s headquarters are based in The Netherlands, from where we support our offices and barns all over the world.

Did you know that?
  • We have 50,000 customers worldwide in 60 countries
  • We have over 1,000 sires in our portfolio
  • We have our own breeding programs for many breeds (Fleckvieh, Holstein, Grazing, etc.)