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.
Dystocia, or difficult calving, is a leading cause of calf mortality at or shortly after birth. Complications of difficult calving can result in both direct and indirect health impacts in addition to the time spent and financial costs.
Some of the direct costs include more veterinarian fees, […]
An average of 25 fewer days open* and higher conception rates to first artificial insemination of about 58% are just two of the benefits of using Norwegian Red in crossbreeding programs. Statistics gathered from USDA/CDCB* research and studies support the belief that the Norwegian Red […]
Mastitis is the most common and costly disease in dairy cattle. This disease, characterized by inflammation of one or more quarters of the mammary gland, is found throughout the United States and is common around the world. Preventing mastitis can be a challenge but is critical for animal […]
A recent trend in sustainable agriculture has focused on animal welfare and the practice of dehorning cattle. According to an article released by the Associated Press, large companies such as General Mills, Nestle, and Dunkin’ Brands are requesting for producers to include polled cattle into the […]
- June 2015 Norwegian Red genetic evaluation June 12, 2015
- Total «makeover» for Geno Sire Catalogue June 12, 2015
- Updated Total Merit Index for Norwegian Red May 21, 2015
- Geno – world leader in exports of Red Genetics April 22, 2015
- Norwegian Reds superior to Holsteins in estrus study March 20, 2015
- Reitan 2, Skjelvan and Tangvoll top the latest Norwegian Red rankings February 16, 2015