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.
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, […]
- Reitan 2, Gopollen and Skjelvan top the latest Norwegian Red rankings October 5, 2015
- Partners ready for Foods of Norway October 2, 2015
- Meet Us at This Fall’s Dairy Expos September 25, 2015
- Gold cup line up for UK crossbred herd August 28, 2015
- Irish success for Norwegian Red August 26, 2015
- June 2015 Norwegian Red genetic evaluation June 12, 2015