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JOHNSON FARMS – BREEDING A MORE EFFICIENT COW THAT SHOWS UP IN THE BOTTOM LINE

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Over the past four years, more than 20 percent of Michigan dairies have closed their barn doors. Forced out with the shrinking milk check and rising input costs. This unfortunate circumstance is felt from coast to coast—enforcing those dairy producers still standing— to do more, with less. Johnson Farms, LLC, a fifth-generation dairy farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, located in Dagget, is of no exception.

Today, Johnson Farms LLC., milk 2,000 cows—all of which are crossbreds with a rolling herd average of 28,000 pounds of milk with a 4.2 and 3.2 butterfat and pro…

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Woods Hill Farm – Carrying On A Tradition of Excellence

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Woods Hill Farm in Turin, New York, is home to 788 milk cows with a 80 pound tank average on three times a day milking with a 4.15 percent butterfat and 3.31 percent protein. In addition, they have received the Superior Milk Award for 15 plus years from their creamery.

The Woods Hill Farm debut is both unique and inspiring. Mike Branigan answered a help-wanted ad in the local paper that landed him more than just a job—he eventually became part owner of Woods Hill Farm. Mike’s wife, Emily, left her day-job as a pharmacy technician for an opportunity to manage and…

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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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From left to right: Jorge Contreras, Miquel, Billy DeRuyter

DCRC awards View Point Dairy with reproduction award

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Each year the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council, or DCRC, honors the best of the best dairy producers that have achieved high reproductive efficiency. Each year, producers in both Holstein and non-Holstein categories are awarded and all finalist herds are divided into Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories by a judging panel.
THE BRONZE AWARD GOES TO..
This year, CRV USA is proud to see a Bronze award going to one of our customers! View Point Dairy is a family owned operation located in Sunnyside, Washington consisting of 2,000 Holstein cows milked in a double…

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CRV’s USA bulls improve the herds of the farmers

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With the August proof run CRV continuously improves the herds of farmers who are looking for more efficient and healthy cows by adding 6 new Holstein bulls to our strong line up of healthy & efficient bulls and 4 bulls adding more progeny info.

Liner checks all the boxes for efficiency and health. He is 158 pounds of CFP with fat and protein percentages of 0.10% and 0.06%, in combination with 5.7 Productive Life and has exceptionally fertile daughters as well at +2.6 DPR, which explains why his daughters are so efficient at 11% Better Life Efficiency. His high d…

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