The ProCROSS system uses 3 breeds:
Starting ProCROSS will first give you F1 cows. We call them G1. (G stands for Generation).
A cow about as tall as your Holstein but with 90 kg more body condition. Slope to the rump with tremendous feet and legs. They are maturing into a big, strong dairy cow with a hidden will to milk. The Montbéliarde x Holstein G1-cross is producing at the same level as pure Holsteins. Average weight fresh: 570-590 kg. At the end of the 1st lactation: 615-750 kg.
They are dairy cows with better body condition than Holsteins, especially in late lactation. More substance of bone with a better leg than Holsteins. They are producing slightly less then pure Holsteins with a lower SCC and good reproduction. The VikingRed breed is built from the population Swedish Red, Finnish Red and Danisch breed. After the merge of these 3 breeds the VikingRed became 1 big breeding program. The VikingRed has both strength and dairy character. Average weight fresh: 500-575 KG. At the end of the 1st lactation: 600-640 kg.
Please do not confuse the Swedish Red or VikingRed with other Scandinavian dairy breeds. The VikingRed is the highest producing with the best type.
"ProCROSS breeds are a perfect combination. These compensate and strenghten their specific traits."
Strong and weak points of the 3 ProCROSS PURE breeds and the result of procross:
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