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10-year study shows crossbred dairy cows are more profitable >> more
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California Procross Open House - Feb 18 >> more
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Updated ProCROSS Ranking (PCR) for April 2017 proofs >> more
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Sven Johnsson Joins Procross Team as new Export Sales Manager >> more
 

SHOULD I START CROSSBREEDING?

Most farmers are skeptical towards crossbreeding because 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:

  • Low fertility
  • No increase in lifetime production
  • High veterinarian costs
  • Too much work per cow
  • Too many problem-cows

Continuing with Holsteins and their genetics will not solve these problems. Why not?

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

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

 

Why CroSsbreed with ProCross

ProCROSS is the only 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 VikingRed, Montbéliarde and Holstein has been proven to be the most profitable cross. The three breeds combine and compensate their strong and weak points. On top of that, you get the maximum heterosis.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

Some farmers still think that a purebred Holstein herd is more productive then a ProCROSS herd. They make a mistake.
Several studies around the world have, in fact, shown that ProCROSS herds produce more milk.

How to get started with ProCross?

The first step is to decide on a strategy, then select your local distributor and make a plan. After that, it is crucial to stick to the plan because it takes time and patience to 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 VikingGenetics UK LTD

54D Frome Road
Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire
BA15 1LA
Great Britain

 

Tel: +44 7967 597917