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Sven Johnsson Joins Procross Team as new Export Sales Manager >> more
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ProCROSS more profitable in high herd management levels >> more
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ProCROSS Ranking makes bull selection easier >> more
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Experience from Ricard Park >> more
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Experience from Paul en Stijn Voets >> more
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Ground breaking ProCROSS take-off >> more
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Oct
Impression of Minnesota dairy herds >> more
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Aug
In the Netherlands ProCROSS is now in the hands of one exclusive distributor: Koole & Liebregts. >> more
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Jun
10 Years of hard work has provided us with vital knowledge that farmers will need to be assured of a sustainable future... >> more
 

SHOULD I START CROSSBREEDING?

Most farmers are skeptical towards crossbreeding. They appreciate the production of their Holsteins. Many want to keep the production at the same level, but would like to have fewer problems with their cows. If you are a farmer with a Holstein herd, you 'll probably recognize one of the following problems:

  • fertility
  • no increase in lifetime production
  • too high veterinarian costs
  • too much work per cow
  • too many problem cows

Continuing with Holsteins will not solve these problems: The genetics you put in will not come out anymore. Why not?

  • There is a lot of inbreeding in Holsteins (Holsteins are all related to each other). Inbreeding is increasing rapidly also due to genomic selection.
  • Holsteins can produce a lot of milk, but need a lot of attention and therefore create additional costs

Crossbreeding gives heterosis and solves many of these problems. Keep in mind that it still is very important to use the right breeds and the best bulls within these breeds. Only then your benefits will maximize without loosing production per m2 farm capacity.

 

Why CroSsbreed with ProCross

ProCROSS is the best proven crossbreeding program used by progressive dairy farmers in the US, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Portugal and other countries. By now the combination of Swedish Red, Montbéliarde and Holstein has proven to be the most profitable cross. The three breeds combine and compensate very well their strong and weak points. On top of that you get the maximum heterosis.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

Still some farmers think that a pure bred Holstein herd is more productive then a ProCROSS herd. They make a mistake.
Several studies throughout the world have in fact shown that ProCROSS herds make more milk.

How to get started with ProCross?

First thing you need to do is decide for a strategy, then select your local distributor and make a plan. After that, make sure you stick to the plan because it takes time to actually see the results.

1. Decide for a strategy
2. Select your local distributor
3. Make a plan
4. Stick to the plan

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find your local distributor and Contact us

Contact us at ABA Viking Ltd.

Higher Moorlake
Moorlake, EX17 5EL
Crediton (UK)

 

Tel: 01363 776623