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Have you herd?

HAVE YOU HERD? – APRIL 2019

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View a PDF version of the Have You Herd? Newsletter-April 2019.

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Breeding for a strong and sustainable dairy future

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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.

 

HOLSTEIN

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Have you herd?

Have You Herd? – August 2018

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View a PDF version of the Have You Herd? Newsletter-August 2018.

 

 

 

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Crossbreeding in practice

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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…

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Beyond Fat and Protein: 4 milk characteristics to add to your breeding program

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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…

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