Breeding

First Ovalert system in the UK

category Breeding, Ovalert

This month the first Ovalert system was installed in the UK! CRV Avoncroft representative Alan Mason and CRV IBD area manager Miranda van Zessen helped with the installation of the whole system until it was up and running. Below a few pictures of the installation.

Ovalert antenna on the roof

Cows with an Ovalert neck tag

Alan Mason collaring a cow with an Ovale…

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Breeding based on robot breeding values

category Breeding, Genetics, Robot

Using robot breeding values will help you breed a herd with a focus on suitability for automatic milking systems.

Do you decide to build another parlor or decide to milk using an automatic milking system (AMS or robot)? Increasing numbers of dairy farmers are optin for the latter. Efficiency is the key here: cows must visit the AMS of their own accord and heifers must quickly adapt to the robot. AMS efficiency breeding values are an effective tool in achieving your breeding goals.

Robot breeding values have been available since April 2015. They utilize ‘data’ mad…

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CRV’S HerdOptimizer wins Dairy Herd Management’s 2016 Innovation Award

category Breeding, Other, Shows

(Madison, Wisconsin.) — CRV is honored to have won the prestigious 2016 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. CRV was recognized for the company’s recent development of HerdOptimizer, a revolutionary genetic management program, at Dairy Herd Management’s customer appreciation reception on October 4.

Finalists were chosen by a panel of dairy farmers, agribusiness representatives and university experts who cast their votes on whether the product is game changing for dairy producers in the areas of efficiency, functionali…

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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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The breeding program that goes for gold

Efficiency, components, health, conformation and fertility; CRV’s bulls are truly going for gold in August’s index run. In addition, many bulls are also achieving amazingly high scores for Better Life Health and Better Life Efficiency; breeding values that practical studies prove to lead to better performances and higher profitability. Danno, Browning, Antidote, Chuck and Nova Star are exemplary of bulls that place the bar high in breeding.

Among black-and-white bulls, Delta Bookem Danno (Bookem x Bolton, 345 NVI) is the first to start making a name for himself. Al…

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