The index run of April 2021 confirms that consistent breeding for efficient and healthy cows pays dividends. CRV’s portfolio has been strengthened and broadened with the addition of bulls that guarantee robust, highly productive and efficient daughters with high components, without any problems. CRV is proud to have been the first AI organisation to introduce a breeding value for feed efficiency. Today the organisation has the largest data set and most reliable breeding values in the world. This has resulted in sires that deliver cows that significantly contribute to l…read more ›
From 12,000 embryos to 60 young bulls each year. CRV’s European Holstein breeding programme is characterised by transparency, high numbers and strict selection. This allows CRV to maximise the input of genetic progress in the population. And offer farmers a varied range of top-quality bulls that guarantee healthy cows able to realise high lifetime production efficiently and effortlessly.
Series Part 1: Holstein in Europe
CRV operates a professional and progressive breeding programme for different breeds in various …
Manuela Illgen is the manager of the 600-cow dairy cattle branch of the agricultural cooperative Langenchursdorf e.G. located in the administrative district of Zwickau, Saxony.
“If the world hadn’t been in the grip of the corona pandemic, I would have come back quite recently from the Hockey Masters World Cup 2020 in South Africa, where I was supposed to play as the goalie in an all-star selection of the German national hockey team,” says Manuela Illgen, who fights every bit as fiercely as herd manager for her dairy herd as she does for her hockey team.
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 has now put the crown on her illustrious career by realising lifetime production of 100,000 kg of milk.
Theo Bleser remembers it well. After Apina Nadja had been intensively flushed for more than two successive years and was in good condition, he wanted to let her c…read more ›
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 protein. CRV publishes new breeding values for bulls three times a year. These breeding values are based on hard figures. Delta Potter P, for instance, owes his high breeding value for protein to the performance of his offspring. And L W Crescendo’s daughters ensure their sire is know…read more ›