The commercial dairy industry is not looking for tall cows and the Norwegian Red can help with that. Crossbreeding to Norwegian Red bulls can moderate stature, increase fertility and health plus achieve competitive component production.
In 2014 25,000 first lactation Norwegian Red cows at 27-30 months of age were measured and averaged 53.3 inches (135.4 […]
In Norway the total number of veterinary treatments of 1.3 per cow per year […]
Two grass-based herds in Ireland have been increasing their use of Norwegian Red genetics for over 10 years – – now have 75% and 66% Norwegian Red crossbred cows – – and are very pleased with 2014-2015 results.
Tom and Michael Dunne – milking 316 cows Brothers Tom and Michael Dunne in Downing, Kilworth, County […]
After reflecting over this summer, I have come to realize one thing about crossbreeding: remember that it will take time to see results. Also, to make a decent comparison to herdmates, a producer will need to make more than just a few breedings to Norwegian Red […]
Not all traits are equally inheritable. The concept of heritability (abbreviated h2) helps explain the degree to which genes control expression of a trait. Certain traits, such as fertility and health traits in dairy cattle, are lowly heritable traits (h2 below 0.15), in contrast to highly heritable traits […]
Increasing Income Over Feed Costs (IOFC) is one way to increase your bottom line. By incorporating crossbreeding into your management practices, you could begin to produce smaller yet profitable cows that may eat less but are higher in feed efficiency and component percentages.