Decide for a strategy
You now decided to go for the ProCROSS concept. That is your breeding strategy. A wise decision. But take care:
- It will take 10 years to have a real ProCROSS herd. To make a good start, well adapted to your farm, you need advice from you local ProCROSS distributor.
- The Holstein industry is still big and powerfull. People related to Holstein breeding programs will say that you have lost your mind. In the best case you will go broke. Take in consideration your own and not their strategy. Start laughing and say: "We will see, come back in a few years to learn about my results".
- Only by using the best bulls, specially selected by the ProCROSS partners Coopex and Viking Genetics will give you the optimum results. Do not go for the second best option. You will be disappointed.
- A strategy is made for the long run. In breeding you have to stick to your strategy. If you change strategy every second years you get lost.
On your right you see two cows. Both are 3rd generation ProCROSS cows. You'll notice the differences in your herd after the first generation ProCROSS cows. This will reduce when the 3rd and the 4th generations are in production. Finally you will end up with a well balanced herd.