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 […]
Do you have questions about dairy crossbreeding? If you do, we have something in common. My name is Matt Olson, and I will be spending the next few months as a guest blogger on www.dairycrossbreeding.com. Over the summer, I will be interning with Geno in Norway […]
Geno’s updates to the Total Merit Index (TMI) for the Norwegian Red will be reflected in the breed’s June genetic evaluations. “Our revised TMI, maintains its emphasis on health and fertility – a trend that has been established in the Norwegian Red breed for the past 30 years,” says Trygve Solberg, head geneticist at […]
By meeting the demand of the world’s dairy farmers for healthier, more fertile, more profitable cows, the Norwegian Red is now the number 1 choice of Red breeds for dairy farmers worldwide.
The Norwegian Farmer’s Newspaper “Bondebladet” reports that in 2014, 17.2% more Norwegian Red semen was sold internationally than Viking Red semen in 2014. […]
- 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