With the December 2018 proof week, CRV concludes a year that has been noticeably tough on dairy farmers throughout the USA. The dairy community is showing its strength and passion by pushing for sustainability despite the struggles of every day farming life.
CRV is committed to contribute to the future of US dairy farmers though genetics. This December, CRV USA continues to release strong line-ups that deliver genetics for a profitable bottom line; genetics that ensure sustainable herds for many more generations of passionate dairy farmers.
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CRV continues to lead the efficiency in genetics for a better bottom line, with the launch of two new exclusive feed efficiency traits this August 2018. In addition, CRV USA adds a strong list of new additions to their Holstein and Jersey lineup with the #1,2 and 3 highest ranking bulls for NVI and multiple sire of sons, including the #7 ranking bull for CFP. With these bulls, CRV remains committed to deliver premium genetics for premium milk, health, and efficiency.
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The next revolution in cattle breeding
Imagine this: a cow that produces more (premium) milk per lbs of feed she eats. She isn’t smaller or less healthy. She simply converts her feed into milk more efficiently. With 50% of costs on a dairy farm going to feed, creating more milk per kg of dry matter intake is the holy grail of herd profitability. Exactly why CRV invests to lead the field of breeding for feed efficient cows. Feed efficiency is the next revolution in breeding after genomic selection.
It’s finally here
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Breeding cattle by crossing different dairy breeds is a practice that regularly occurs in the dairy cattle sector. Its popularity rises and falls, but analysis performed by CRV has revealed that there is a permanent group of farmers who continue to mix and match two or three dairy breeds with more than 80% of their herd. In addition, around 2,000 farmers crossbreed at least 10% of their herds. Each breed has its own strong traits. Making a particular combination of different breeds allows farmers to create an ideal herd that suits their breeding goals and management st…read more ›
In the current milk market, making money through milk is all about the amount of components produced in a hundredweight.
With fat and protein percent being highly heritable, genetic selection is one of the routes a dairy producer can take to increase a milk check. Selective breeding is about preparing for the future, so it is important to forecast the intricacies of future milk markets and to provide education about how genetics can contribute to the continuing profitability of dairy farmers.
One of those indicators, A2 milk, has been a hot topic for several year…read more ›