NEWS

‘Improved feed efficiency cuts my feed costs by €60,000’

category Efficiency
CRV recently installed 40 roughage intake control feeders at Wietse Duursma’s dairy farm in Bellingwolde. These feeders measure the individual feed intake of the herd of 300 dairy cows. The measurements are vitally important in revealing the genetic variation in feed efficiency and further improving breeding values. ‘By working toward... read more ›
Peak Hotline

Hotline: number one daughter proven type bull

category Genetics, Index run
Peak Hotline is the number ONE daughter proven type bull in the UK. And that is not the only thing he has to offer: great production and management traits. Peak Hotline is a popular bull internationally from CRV’s strong American portfolio. His daughters are fantastic, which is also reflected by his... read more ›

Varta: the new #1 daughter proven Fleckvieh bull

category Fleckvieh
Varta is the new #1 daughter proven Fleckvieh bull!  This Valeur son fits perfectly when you’re breeding for a healthy and efficient, while he scores +5% for Better Life Health and +6% for Better Life Efficiency. His daughters are top producers (+853 kg of milk) with 0.03% for protein. A... read more ›

Average lifetime production per cow leaps by more than 1200 kg

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... read more ›
Dairy farmer Willem Alders about feed costs

‘Difference in feed conversion financially interesting’

The income over feed costs is a key financial factor for Willem Alders. Feed intake data really opened his eyes to the individual differences between cows. ‘The poorest performing animals add little or nothing to the total income over feed costs. However, the best performing animals contribute more to the... read more ›