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27
Aug
A new recruit has joined the ProCROSS team! >> more
06
May
ProCROSS in Germany- “We should have done ProCROSS before” >> more
13
Mar
ProCROSS Pioneers Tour 2020 >> more
02
Mar
TriCross Dairy relies on ProCROSS >> more
27
Jan
Feed Efficiency of ProCROSS cows in an Organic farm in Denmark >> more
29
Nov
Andy Williamson and his father run a herd of more than 600 cows on a 360-hectare dairy farm >> more
11
Jul
10-year study shows crossbred dairy cows are more profitable >> more
12
Jul
ProCROSS cows more efficient to convert feed into solids >> 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