Loli, who is now milked by robots, peaked in her fifth lactation at 75 kg of milk a day. In fact, her average daily production exceeds 50 litres of milk. ‘Loli still scores more than 2,000 kg of milk for her genomic breeding value, so that figure was an extremely accurate prediction,’ says Lahousse.
In addition to her persistency, Lahousse describes Loli as an attentive cow with a hard temperament who is never sick or lame. ‘She milks well at the robot, and eats a lot at the feed fence,’ says Lahousse enthusiastically. ‘On top of that, she falls pregnant quickly and has very healthy udders.’