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De Rith Nora 265 produces 200,000 kg of milk

De Rith Nora 265 smashed the barrier of 200,000 kg of milk today. The Addison daughter, who is owned by Adrion and Lisette van Beek from Breda, is the fourth cow in the Netherlands to achieve this amazing milestone.
Nora is much cleverer than her herd mates
Nora will be 19 years old this month. She has clocked up 12 milk yield records and took a total of 5457 days to reach the magic figure of 200,000 kg of milk. Nora was bred by Jos Peeters, Lisette van Beek’s father. She has spent her entire life at the De Rith dairy farm. Measuring just 143 cm in height, she is now…

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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 a significant difference has been shown in two consecutive financial years. At culling, Dutch cows now note lifetime production that averages 31,553 kg of milk, with 1371 kg of fat and 1120 kg of protein. A combination of a longer productive life and higher milk production is behind this i…

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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 profit than expected’, he states.

Willem Alders had expected there would be differences, but such a large variation in feed conversion rates between individual cows came as a big surprise to the dairy farmer. The Alders family from Overloon started registering the …

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New catalogues available

The new catalogues of the August index run are available now! Take a look at the sire page for the new Holstein, Fleckvieh and MRY catalogue.

New additions

We of course added some new bulls to our portfolio with the August index run. Jacuzzi, Reloader, Champion, Skyline, Hotline and Lunar are the latest additions to the Holstein portfolio. Jacuzzi for example is the highest Red&White bull of the list and. Jacuzzi pushes the boundaries in terms of extreme components and his daughters will be extremely efficient (Better Life Efficiency +23%).

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Chinese farmers are enthusiastic about CRV

China is a country with great potential, especially in the field of dairy farming. Recently, some CRV colleagues visited this Asian country to provide trainings. Both parties are enthusiastic to work together.

 
CRV is doing business in about 70 countries all over the world and China is one of the so called ‘focus countries’, which means that this country has much potential for CRV. Bart Dronkert (area manager) and Gert-Jan van den Bosch (herd management specialist) have recently visited some farms in China to give a training.
‘We were on the JunYing Dairy farm o…

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