Fleckvieh dual purpose vision – genetic risks and the future

Check out pictures of dual purpose Fleckvieh cows at the betterdairycow Facebook site. The below article summarizes the current high risk situation going on in the dairy industry with respect to future genetic success. Genomic breeding with breed values not proven with live offspring will tend to lead to...

BFG 2018 Ziehsohn

This sire is an A2A2 sire and has the sire “Waterberg” in his bloodlines. “Waterberg” sired many daughters in North America and was seen to have passed on good udders to his progeny. “Ziehsohn” has a TMI of 120 and scores high on feet and legs and fertility....

BFG Merowinger 2018

The bull of the Metz line is an excellent F2 bull for “Waldhoer” daughters. Also can be used as an F1 bull and is easy calving. “Huscaran” runs in his blood line who sired excellent cross red cows. Very solid through the back and good high udders. His father...

BFG 2018 Iskara

Iskara – a son of Ilja with a TMI of 118 and of the “Redad” blood line is an excellent strength choice bull for longevity. He is a genomic A2A2 bull and has good calving ease and great persistence. He would a strong choice as an F1 bull. A high suspensory ligament...

Humane And Ethical Treatment Of Down Cattle

Humane And Ethical Treatment Of Down Cattle   We have all seen this miserable problem form time to time and the downer cow is a fact of life on a dairy farm. Hopefully with the aid of this report, the incidence can be reduced or remedied and minimized at...

Fleckvieh performs in Kenya and North America

Fleckvieh is a hardy breed that can resist diseases, eats less and produces more high quality milk. Kenyan dairy farmers are used to the common exotic breeds of dairy cows such as the Holstein-Fresians, Ayrshire, Guernsey or even Jerseys. For two years now, a new cattle breed has attracted...

Bio security on your dairy farm

                                         BIOSECURITY FOR DAIRY FARMS Biosecurity is becoming increasingly important to the dairy sector, which continues to evolve toward fewer, larger farms with high-producing milking animals. This sector provides consumers with wholesome milk and dairy products, and is also the source of valuable genetics for the international marketing of...

Fleckvieh – the universal breed!

As expressed by Dr. Thomas Grupp – CEO of Bayern Genetik 1. Fleckvieh, the Universal Breed, will be the most important breed in the world 2. In crossbreeding programs with dairy breeds, Fleckvieh will be the most important sire breed, with beef breeds it will be the most important...

Sex Is Big Business in Dairy Farming

Sex Is Big Business in Dairy Farming Sex is big business in dairy farming, which is why a battle is brewing in the U.S. over new technologies designed to make sure only milk-producing cows are born. Most of America’s 9.4 million dairy cows are bred using artificial insemination from...

Stray Voltage Problems in Dairy Cattle

Stray Voltage and Milking performance in Dairy farms Stray voltage problems (also called “ground current”) in dairy cattle with currents upwards of 3.6 mA have been shown to cause cow discomfort and poor milking performance. Dairy cows act nervous and do not consume all their feed and don`t drink...