Posts By: olga kruidhof

CRV looks proudly ahead with its renewed logo

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For over 100 years, CRV has cooperated with farmers all over the world to improve their herds. This rich tradition forms the foundation of CRV.  Throughout these years, data has been collected from millions of cows. This data provides a reliable basis for the development of genetics and information products that help farmers around the world.   
CRV: Leading in health and efficiency
‘As a cooperative of farmers with a global presence, CRV understands perfectly what your needs are, and the tools you need to achieve your goal. ... read more ›
feed efficiency

CRV introduces breeding value feed efficiency

Posted by in category Efficiency
In December, CRV is introducing a new breeding value for its own bulls, which will enable a targeted and direct way to breed for feed efficiency. The index indicates how much more milk is produced by daughters of a particular bull using a kilogram of dry matter feed intake, compared with the population average. Good feed efficiency also means more efficient use of nitrogen and other minerals and a lower CO2 footprint for the production of milk. The amount of milk a cow produces in kilos from a kilogram of dry matter feed intake. This defines feed efficiency i... read more ›
Jos Knoef

Figures confirmed: Dutch cows produce more milk and becoming older and healthier

Posted by in category Efficiency
For years, the Netherlands has ranked among the best in class in terms of milk production per cow. Last year, a record for lifetime production was reached averaging 34,000 litres. Our recently published annual statistics reveal that higher production does not compromise the length of a cow's life. The milk production of cows has increased in recent years while the animals have also reached a higher age.   For example, the annual statistics of Coöperatie CRV show that the longevity of Dutch herdbook cows increased by 2.5 months in the last financial y... read more ›
Breeding Sales advisors

Looking a new challenge? CRV Breeding Sales Advisor

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CRV is one of the leading herd improvement companies in the world, with offices in 12 countries and exporting semen to over 50 countries. As part of our future plan, exciting opportunities have arisen at CRV Avoncroft for a number of:


  • Profile You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and ethical – with a real passion for UK dairy farming. Cattle breeding sales experience would be beneficial – although not essential. You will hold a full UK driving licence.
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