Posts Tagged efficiency

measuring feed intake

In 2020 CRV to measure feed intake of more than 1600 cows

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Two years ago, CRV became the first cattle improvement organisation in the world to start large-scale measurement of the feed intake of dairy cows on working farms. CRV is convinced that targeted breeding still has huge potential to improve the feed efficiency performance of cows.

In 2020 CRV will collect the feed intake data of more than 1600 cows. This data will be used to work towards ultimately reducing the cost price of milk production and increasing the sustainability of dairy farming.

 
Reducing the cost price through feed efficiency
A dairy cow’s feed intake is …

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CowManagement

CowManagement publishes Breeding Series

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The CRV Avoncroft, based in Kidderminster, is part of the globally operating organisation CRV. CowManagement publishes a series of articles about CRV, to highlight exactly what this livestock improvement organisation does and why.
History and background information
The first article contains an overview about the history and background information of CRV. Economies of scale and mergers were commonplace in CRV’s history, which began in 1874 with the founding of a herd book in The Netherlands.

Read the article here.
Unique features
The second article highlights efficiency a…

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