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WEBINAR: FEED EFFICIENCY DEMONSTRATED IN PRACTICE

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On Wednesday, March 24 at 2:30 PM (CST) CRV offers a round-table discussion together with Gerard Meerkerk (owner feed efficiency test farm) and Pieter van Goor (CRV breeding specialist). Learn more about feed efficiency in practice during this interactive webinar (Given in English).

New breeding value

CRV introduced a unique breeding value for feed efficiency in December of 2020. In 2017, CRV became the first herd improvement organization to start large-scale measurement of the feed intake of dairy cows on five working farms with in total 2,000 lactating …

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FEED EFFICIENCY REVEALS HUGE DIFFERENCES

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IN THE TEST GROUPS THE ANIMALS ARE FED INDIVIDUALLY

CRV introduced the feed efficiency breeding value in December. Willem Alders has been conducting feed trials for CRV for several years. He sees huge differences, also between similar cows.

In August 2017, the dairy farm run by the Alders family became the first CRV test site to measure the feed intake of individual animals. ‘We welcome new developments and this farm has a long relationship with CRV’ explains Willem Alders (29), who has a herd of 200 dairy cows and cows in calf and 90 head of young stock in…

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Angus Haslett

Angus Haslett to Lead CRV Holding B.V.

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After successfully leading CRV for over 12 years, Roald van Noort will step down as CEO on May 1st 2020. He will be succeeded by Angus Haslett who is currently Managing Director of the Business Unit Oceania and responsible for the Business Unit USA.

After 12 and a half years as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of CRV, Roald van Noort, in consultation with the Supervisory Board, has decided to step down from his position on 1 May 2020. Roald’s contribution to CRV has been significant. He has led the company through an era of unprecedented change in cattle gene…

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LIVING THE GOOD LIFE AT VIDA BOA DAIRY

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Vida Boa is Brazilian for “the good life,” and Vida Boa Dairy in Tulare, California, feels as if they are indeed living the good life. Owned and operated by the Victor Mendes  family, Vida Boa Dairy, home to 1,600 Jerseys, are fueled by their philosophy that you get out what you put in.

“Quality in, quality out,” states Jason Jones, Victor Mendes son-in-law and head employee who oversees
the daily cow management of the dairy.

Today, Vida Boa Dairy milks 1,600 Jerseys on two dairies: their home farm (purchased in 2003) has 1,100 Jerseys and the second (leased in …

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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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