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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Progeny and demo groups in the spotlights

category Breeding, Genetics, Shows

Seven progeny groups and three demo groups were presented to the public at the CRV event ‘A Herd to Your Heart’ in Zwolle on 11 June.  

Delta Alonso: protein-rich health
Although Delta Alonso has not yet received his breeding value, the progeny group of this Atlantic son made quite an impression at the CRV event. Alonso presented a highly uniform, still young and very appealing group of heifers. These cows are not too big and possess a striking level of balance as well as a strong upper build. Their mid-sections are somewhat closed and their rump is nicely sloped. …

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Impression of CRV Event 2016

category Shows

On the 11th of June the first edition of the CRV Event took place. In the IJsselhallen in Zwolle many farmers saw good daughter groups, the winner of the ‘best herd of the Netherlands’ and the best ‘Young herdmanager of the year’.

The herd of family Winter in Vriezenveen has been chosen as the ‘best herd of the Netherlands’. They have a healthy herd with cows that produce much milk in a very efficient way. Their focus is on longevity, having old cows is very important for the family Winter.

A very special moment was the homage of Big Boukje 192 from the family K…

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High production and good conformation: Bouw Snowfever

category Breeding, Genetics, Shows

During the CRV-Event in Zwolle on the 11th of June, the first daughter group of Bouw Snowfever will be showed. Some cow lovers are really looking forward to it.

Snowfever was one of the highest genomic bulls of his year. He really met the expectations, even more than expected. Together with Browning he has a NVI of 292 points and with this he is the highest available daughter tested bull.
The selection committee has seen many Snowfever daughters and is very enthusiastic about the qualities of this bull. Heifers have good proportions, good udders and good feet &…

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10 daughter groups at CRV Event

category Breeding, Genetics, Shows

CRV will show 10 daughter groups during the coming CRV Event ‘A herd to your heart’. At the 11th of June these groups will show that good genetics are the most important in breeding an efficient and easy to manage herd.

All groups will be showed in the ring. Besides, the groups are also at the meeting place during the whole day. At the meeting place the groups are showed at the following themes:

The theme ‘longevity’ will show a demonstration group of older cows that have a high lifetime production (on average 100.000 kg of milk). All cows are good…

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