Shes averaged 9,599 litres in her previous 7 305 day lactations. And for 1/2 price we use NRF as cleanup on holsteins too. Norway’s dairy industry consists of a farmer owned co-operative with over 10,500 members and 240,000 dairy cows. She’s synchronized to be bred tomorrow and I was thinking the Finnish bull Ullimulli. The other caveat being that I haven’t done a head to head comparison with Swedish Red or any of the other Nordic breeds. I can generally get him at a price cheaper than the imports. No harm, no foul. I just got done putting a block on another Peterslund hoof this morning. The B Jurist mother of this cow is one of my original Swedish Red crosses on the farm and is still going strong. My next wave of Nordic Red blood will be Finnish Ayrshire. Foske – This bull I’ve heavily used for over a year now and I see no reason to slow down. So they unloaded about 300 units on me for dirt cheap. Granted, a decent chunk of the semen is being used on crossbred cows which will inflate the numbers a bit. The early Finnish Ayrshire daughters will mostly be three-way crosses out of HoJo dams. Originally I had hoped to figure out which one was the best. During the breedings in the first lactation, NRF x HO heifers had an 11.1% higher non-return rate, slightly fewer services, but a little longer intervals from calving to first service, and first service to conception than HO heifers. The first one is now breeding age and eventually I see the NRF making a pretty sizable impact on my farm. He is another top polled bull with a balanced proof. The SRB X Holstein crosses have been my top test day cross for some time now. Another big positive is moderate stature to go with lots of strength. I’ve used him, but have yet to get a heifer calf. The first one is now breeding age and eventually I see the NRF making a pretty sizable impact on my farm. Her biggest issue is her barn temperament at this point. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. But using bulls like Braut and Raastad as cleanup on hard breeding crossbreds has led to excellent results. As I’ve written about in the past, semen fertility has been fantastic on problem breeders and during the summer heat. Type wise, he profiles as an average udder bull. Genetics Australia has the Aussie Red. Incidentally, Orava was not one I chose to use but sometimes the names of these bulls can confuse people going up the supply chain. I’m sure she’ll be fine as she gets used to the whole routine. The Danish bull R Facet was the most used VikingRed bull in 2011. I’ve got some other Royal Treble daughters out there and this one certainly gives me reason to be encouraged about the others and I still maintain a stock of semen in my tank that I use here and there. Production might not be top notch, but his daughters will have a strong fat test. Joan Cooper posted an update on the Geno Global Dairy Crossbreeding blog with the pertinent information on the new regulations for importing semen from Europe. There are a few caveats to those numbers. His slightly below average longevity score would say that longevity isn’t necessarily a strength though. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Anybody that knows me know that I absolutely love my Swedish Red crosses, especially my Peterslund daughters. The article can be found here. Norwegian Red. The Norwegian Red X Swedish Red X Holstein is very recently fresh so she should clean up better than she looks now. Calving ease is something to watch with Eggtroen but otherwise he ranks as a solid all-around bull. Udders might not be best in the breed but there are no big red flags in the individual udder traits. The whole herd is block calved in the Autumn. Asmo Sale is a Finnish bull that will be used heavily as a service sire for my heifers in 2012. Pretty good. Everything else I’ve used as cleanup in the past year has resulted in only a 10% conception rate. At +28 NTM, he ranks tied as the best Viking Red bull. Foske – This bull I’ve heavily used for over a year now and I see no reason to slow down. The Norwegian Red X Swedish Red X Holstein is very recently fresh so she should clean up better than she looks now. Geno Global has more information that they are passing along. I’ll probably just use him until I can’t anymore. He is another top polled bull with a balanced proof. For fifth and higher services on my cows, Norwegian Red has a conception rate of 20% in 156 breedings in the past year. Lekve – This bull is the top polled bull in Norway based on TMI. I think Creative Genetics may loose some business to ABS and Semex. Brink – A son of 2012 Bull of the Year Papayou, Brink is another bull I’ve had my eyes on for a while. Val looks to be the production king of the NRF breed with a production index of 136. removal ON. I also bred a group of heifers to Safir (a Peterslund son) so I will eventually also be milking some of them. I’m still pondering what to breed her to as I have some time to think it over. He is adding more daughters to his proof and not really changing much. When the heifers calved for the first time, the NRF x HO heifers gave a 8.3% higher percentage of unassisted calvings than HO heifers, and 5.3% lower stillbirth rate. removal ON. In fact, the opposite is true. His daughter fertility score is excellent at 125. For more information on Genus IntelliGen Technologies, go to www.genusplc.com. Her udder looks to be of the typical Norwegian Red variety which means very functionally sound. removal ON. Norwegian Red cattle do not express the external uniformity seen in a true breed, although they are red or red-pied for the most part. This Peterslund son has done great cleaning up hard to breed cows for me. 29/4/2014, 14:56 Share Link to this post PM via Email PM via Forum : Swedish Red gets its heaviest use amongst my heifers and we are seeing a 10% advantage in conception on my heifers over anything else too. Part of what helped was the fact that Semex was looking for a home for a lot of NRF semen now that ABS is the exclusive distributor in the USA for … Milking daughters of Red bulls from Sweden and Finland, I think the differences come down more to the bull than what country they came from. NRF x HO heifers had slightly, but not significantly, lower yields of milk and protein, as well as slightly, but not significantly, higher yields of fat through 305 days, compared to their HO herdmates. As I’ve written about in the past, semen fertility has been fantastic on problem breeders and during the summer heat. Time to try again. "As more farmers look to use sexed genetics in their herds, the demand for such technology will expand moving forward," said Karim Bitar, Genus plc CEO. Pell-Pers is a very balanced bull with almost no holes in his proof. Tangvoll (Norway)- This Norwegian bull caught my attention earlier this year. Production, fertility and udder are a strength of Ravn but will a calving ease score of 81, he’s probably best used on cows rather than heifers. I could use a $5 Holstein but I told myself that IF she got pregnant with a crossbreed at least I wouldn’t have to deal with poor conception for her offspring. She’s not the highest producing cow but she does pull her weight. His udder composite is below average but strategically using him should avoid any problems. Cows weigh about 495kg to 600kg bulls about 900 kg.
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