It’s a great time to make side-by-side comparisons of Norwegian Red bulls – – right after the new February proofs in Norway. You may be considering one of the top sires for the Norwegian Red Total Merit Index (TMI) – – these will look familiar since Reitan 2 [...]
Tulare’s World Ag Expo, February 10-12 is the place to hear how Norwegian Red (NR) crossbreds are performing in the western U.S. – – across many lactations in big and small herds, conventional and organic. Producers who have utilized Norwegian Red genetics to make lower-input and higher-component cows are [...]
Genetic base changes in the U.S. every 5 years cause us to shift our expectations downward for a majority of traits of AI bulls. An exception to this “downer” was DPR or Daughter Pregnancy Rate – – a U.S. measure of daughter fertility – – for several breeds used for crossbreeding. Once again the Norwegian [...]
November’s Veeteelt magazine ranked Norwegian Red Braut’s 1,671 1st-lactation daughters FIRST in 2014 for 305-day fat+protein production – – over 27 other Nordic Red, Montbeliarde and Fleckvieh bulls used for crossbreeding in The Netherlands. Each of these bulls had 75+ 1st lactations with production figures provided by CRV [...]
EuroTier is the world’s leading exhibition for animal production with 160,000+ attendees. Meet dairy crossbreeding specialists from Geno and Xsires in hall 27, booth B17 at EuroTier and learn how to increase profits by crossbreeding with Norwegian Red.
“Why Norwegian Red?,” you ask.
As reported in Progressive Dairyman (Issue 17, Oct. 19, 2014) Heather White, Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Department of Dairy Science “estimates that 20 to 45 percent of cows in U.S. dairy herds have or will be affected by ketosis – either clinical or subclinical -at some point in their lifetime.” In [...]
The dairy crossbred cow is the “real deal” for commercial operations — even dairy producers with all registered cows are admitting this. Likewise, crossbreeding enthusiasts know they need good purebred AI bulls to be successful at crossbreeding. Here are some comments from visitors [...]