CRV introduces breeding value intelligence

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During the April index run, CRV will introduce the new breeding value ‘intelligence’. This will enable farmers to effectively breed with a focus on intelligent cows.

‘All farmers know there is a difference in intelligence between cows. Some cows learn new things much faster than others’, says Tonnie Vissers, herd management specialist at CRV. ‘Research has revealed that these differences are largely genetically determined. This means that intelligence can be targeted through breeding. The heritability is 38%, which is comparable to that of milk production.’


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

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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…

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Breeding Sales advisors

Looking a new challenge? CRV Breeding Sales Advisor

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CRV is one of the leading herd improvement companies in the world, with offices in 12 countries and exporting semen to over 50 countries. As part of our future plan, exciting opportunities have arisen at CRV Avoncroft for a number of:

You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and ethical – with a real passion for UK dairy farming. Cattle breeding sales experience would be beneficial – although not essential. You will hold a full UK driving licence.
Your role will be to professionally promote our comprehensive port…

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Harfsen – a 5-star hotel for bulls

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CRV’s facility for bulls in Harfsen has been extensively renovated. As Leo Schooltink, team leader of the bull facilities in Harfsen and Ambt Delden, explains ‘We have constructed a 5-star hotel for our bulls, and at the same time created a pleasant work environment for the team responsible for the animals’.

At the semen production site in Harfsen, 100 bulls can now be housed in comfortable, deep litter pens that measure 27 square metres. These pens have been designed to maximise animal welfare. Mechanisation has also been introduced where possible in the team’s da…

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CRV takes actions to prevent spreading of the coronavirus

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To prevent the Coronavirus from further spreading CRV implements several actions. This is done in alignment with the recommendations of the local governments in the countries where CRV is present. Our field staff will continue servicing the farms where this is allowed by the local authorities and the safety of the CRV employee and farming staff is not undermined.

All global CRV staff minimizes personal contact and takes hygienic measures into account like:

We will no longer make unannounced visits onto farms
Wash hands with soap regularly
Cough and sneeze…

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