CRV test farms

A look behind the scenes at the CRV test farms

category Article
The ten CRV test farms in the Netherlands and Flanders have a vital role to play in the breeding programme. Due to the corona restrictions, visiting the farms is still not possible. But a film can also take you behind the scenes. The heart of CRV’s Holstein breeding programme is... read more ›

Flagship of breeding for durability Apina Nadja produces 100,000 kg of milk

category Breeding, Other
Apina Nadja has fulfilled her potential. One of the most influential cows in CRV’s breeding programme has high breeding values for health, fertility and longevity. And she also passes these traits on to her countless offspring. Apina Nadja has never caused any problems for owners Wim and Theo Bleser. She... read more ›
Breeding values and actual daughter productions in figures

Breeding values and actual daughter productions in figures

category Breeding
Statistics addicts can feast their eyes on these tables: they present the actual production figures of the most important and most popular bulls. A lower limit of at least 75 milk records per lactation applies. Transmission of +750 for kilos of milk, –0.10% for fat and +45 for kilos of... read more ›

CRV looks proudly ahead with its renewed logo

category Opinion
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... read more ›
feed efficiency

CRV introduces breeding value feed efficiency

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... read more ›