About CRV

About CRV

Better Cows > Better Life

    About CRV

    Better cows lead to a better life for our customers, for society and for the animals in your herd. We are committed to delivering herds and smart solutions that can help our customers future-proof their business with our focus on Health and Efficiency. We do this by delivering top quality genetics, smart breeding management solutions and personal advice on herd management to enable our customers to build healthy and efficient herds which are profitable and easy to manage, in a sustainable way.

    Together with the 23,000 member farmers of our cooperative, we improve dairy and beef herds around the world. We do this by delivering top quality genetics, smart breeding management solutions and personal advice on herd management.

    The foundation: strategic breeding with the indexes health & efficiency

    The balance between health and efficiency is what makes CRV’s breeding programme so unique. Healthy & efficient cows lead to:

    1. Lower costs
    2. Less labour
    3. Better dairy and beef with the same amount of feed.

    In other words: a better life for farmers, their herds and their environment. After all, the healthier a cow, the more efficiently it will produce. We have the most extensive & complete data on health & efficiency and our unique and easy-to-use indexes help achieve this goal. Which is why we are the global leader in health and efficiency. A fact we are incredibly proud of.

    Our bulls: get world-class genetics into your stable thanks to 12 global breeding programmes

    Looking for the best genetics available? CRV offers high-class genetics on multiple dairy and beef breeds. We want to help farmers all over the world to save costs due to progress using genetic products. To achieve this aim, we have established twelve breeding programmes for different breeds from various regions of the world. Within each breeding programme, the best bulls are selected with the ability to transmit the most important health and efficiency traits to their offspring. In this way, we can guarantee genetic progress in every herd. Check out our sire directory or contact us for advice and more information.

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    Our herd solutions: farming systems, breeding strategies and herd management tools

    CRV works to help farmers all over the world to optimally manage their farms. That goes further than just genetics and straws. Besides genetics products for healthy, efficient cows, we also offer many other service products. These products are divided over 3 pillars: breeding advice, management products and services.

    Herd solutions

    Globally active

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    We supply genetics to more than 60 countries around the world through our network of offices and distributors.

    Our offices are based in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Czech Republic, the USA, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

    We also have state-of-the-art production sites in the Netherlands, New Zealand, Brazil, Germany and the Czech Republic where the highest quality semen and embryos are produced. Our bulls are also kept in the USA, Canada and other countries to serve the global demand for CRV bulls.

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    Our history

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    Since 1874, we have strongly believed that better cows lead to a better life for farmers, their herds and their environment. The seeds of CRV were sown when farmers and breeders jointly founded the first herdbook to register the pedigrees of their bulls and cows. Since then, so much has changed

    Our culture: improvement, care and passion

    More about our culture

    Cooperating with our members and customers is our priority, and we feel a sense of responsibility for people and animals. Each company has its own signature culture and so do we. As soon as you come into contact with us, you will experience the values we stand for and what binds us: improvement, care and passion.

    We are a cooperative

    CRV is a cooperative

    CRV is owned by 23,000 dairy farmers in the Netherlands and Flanders. This construction means that we always act in the interests of the farmer - by farmers and for farmers

    Latest news

    Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in herd improvement.

    A career at CRV

    Do you want to contribute to making the lives of farmers, cows and their environment a little better every day? Join us!

    Financial information

    CRV's turnover increased by 1 percent in the 2019-2020 financial year compared with the 2018-2019 financial year, before payment of the dividend and at the current exchange rates.