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CRV Feed efficiency

Using the breeding value feed efficiency soon results in 10% higher milk production for the same feed costs. CRV is the only company in the world to base this breeding value on real feed intake data.

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.

Latest news

CRV’s Fleckvieh range further strengthened after new index run

The range of Fleckvieh bulls from CRV's breeding programme has been further strengthened following the August 2022 index run. Five bulls received breeding values based on the performance of daughters for the first time, and these have confirmed the excellent genome figures. Popular bulls strengthened their breeding values thanks to an increasing number of daughters, and it was possible to select a number of interesting new progenitors from the large stream of promising young genomic bulls.

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CRV appoints new Cooperative Board members

The Members Council of the CRV cooperative has unanimously voted in favour of the appointment of Wanda Verdonck of Lille and Tineke Vermeulen-Rehorst of Berkenwoude as new Cooperative Board members. They replace Sjoerd Schaap and Fons Kersten. With this appointment, the new directors also join the Supervisory Board of CRV Holding BV.

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CRV sires win in terms of health and management

The most popular sires from the CRV selection clearly stand out from those of other suppliers when it comes to health and management traits. This emerges from an overview of the current breeding values of the most used sires in the financial year 2020-2021.

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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.