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CRV Feed efficiency

Improve your profitability by breeding with Feed Efficiency. Cows that produce more milk using less feed could help dairy farmers around the world combat rising feed costs, which show no sign of easing. Breeding towards better feed efficiency gives you higher revenues. In addition, efficient utilisation of feed also has a positive impact on the environment as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the use of scarce resources.

HerdOptimizer Go

HerdOptimizer Go uses a genomic test to reveal the genetic potential of your female animals. The outcome consists of breeding values based on the Dutch system for over 50 traits related to milk production, health, practice proven feed efficiency scores and conformation. This will give you a reliable prediction of the performance of the animals in the future. CRV also provides unique CRV breeding indicators for health and efficiency.

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Press Release: CRV Members Council approves new Supervisory Directors for CRV Holding BV

CRV Members council approves new Supervisory Directors for CRV Holding BV.

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The selection of high lifetime production yields 100-tonners

An impressive series of show successes and a big list of 100-tonners at the CRV test farm Barendonk Holsteins.

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Thousands of Euros additional yield per cow with longer lifespan

The average Dutch dairy cow will have almost four lactations, which means that a significant percentage of her production potential is unused. If the lifespan can be extended by two years, that would mean an additional lifetime yield of 1,800 to 3,000 Euros per cow.

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CRV, leading in health and efficiency

CRV Health

A healthy herd makes work more pleasurable and profitable. The CRV Health index improves fertility and udder and hoof health. This has the advantage of making herd management easier and reducing the number of cows that require treatment.

CRV Efficiency

An efficient herd has a higher output in kilograms of milk or beef using a lower input of resources. That is better for profitability and for the environment! CRV Efficiency index increases feed efficiency, boosts longevity and the herd’s production levels.