Breeding

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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‘A high protein content is no coincidence.’

The sky-high components of InSire Top Bull De Leenhorst E-Profit do not come out of nowhere. The cow family behind the bull is responsible for high protein percentages, generation after generation. On top of this, dairy farmer Jan Schieven has been using bulls that guarantee premium milk for thirty years.

“If you want to achieve something in breeding, you have to be consistent,” says dairy farmer Jan Schieven with conviction. In partnership with his wife Anja and with the help of his parents, he runs a dairy farm in Baak in the province of Gelderland with around 100…

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MRY catalogue now available

The new MRY catalogue is now available on our website. The new catalogue contains new MRY bulls and of course all the new breeding values from the last December index run.

 

The new catalogue can be found here.

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Holstein catalogue now online available

The new CRV Avoncroft Holstein catalogue is now online! The catalogue contains all the new bulls that are added to CRV Avoncroft’s Holstein portfolio.

The catalogue can be seen here

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The best ever grazing genetics portfolio

category Breeding, Genetics

The grazing portfolio for this season has been bolstered by the addition of the highest new proven and Insire genetics CRV Ambreed has to offer. The addition of top 5 indexing bulls like Jersey sire TRIPLESTAR and Friesian sire RAVEN is a clear example of the quality available.

Farmer favourites like PHONIC, VIKING and DIESEL are again part of the team. All three bulls are calving ease and use on maiden heifers would have driven their demand.

Phonic daughter

New to the Friesian team is high…

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