How To Reduce The Causes of Mastitis

Mastitis is production-limiting, complex condition that can increase cull rates, veterinary visits and operating costs. Management and environmental factors are important and one way to help reduce mastitis, lower somatic cell counts and get more lactations per cow, is by taking advantage of hybrid vigor with crossbreeding. An indicator...

The History of Fleckvieh Dual Purpose Cattle

Considering Genetic Change For Your Dairy Herd? The most accepted theory about the history of Fleckvieh and the formation of the modern Fleckvieh animal goes as such: A dark colored bovine animal that was related to prehistoric cattle was cross bred with other tame domesticated cattle, to form this...

Four Big Advantages of Fleckvieh Dairy Cows

There are several good reasons why dairy farmers in North America are learning about the advantages of Fleckvieh x Holstein crossbreeding! Worldwide, the Fleckvieh cattle breed has a large population of about 42 million animals. In some areas of the world these cattle are very common place on dairy...

Why Fleckvieh Cows Have Longer Production Lives

When studying cattle life cycle, much like a horseman that looks at his horse and says: ”No feet , no horse” , a similar approach should be taken when looking at the life span of dairy cows: In Veterinary practice and farm visits I have seen many cases of...

What Everyone Ought to Know About Fleckvieh and Genomics

Dairy Farmers can lower costs and improve herd health with a proven sire program. Consistently applied targeted mating can improve the genetics of a given herd with highly predictable outcome. Find out how BDC and Fleckvieh use genomic estimated breeding values to increase the accuracy of genetic evaluations to...

Improve Reproductive Anatomy in Your Dairy Herd

Poor Confirmation Dairy Cow Rear Pelvis When you take a close look at this dairy cow, you will note a great udder quality. The position if the rectum is clearly more forward than the vagina. It almost appears as though the rectum is tucked into the body cavity while...

10 Benefits of Fleckvieh

#1. Flat lactation curves. The benefit here is that the stress on the udder is less. This adds to longevity since the udder does not become subject to damage from the high volume of milk produced in the early lactation. Early spikes in milk production and then a drop...

Why Fleckvieh bull calves can become more than a by-product

Excerpt of Fleckvieh world – www.bayerngenetik.de and www.betterdairycow.com experiences: For Fleckvieh farmers in Bavaria it is the most normal thing on earth to produce quality beef via slaughter cull cows or bull calves out of dairy farms.  Holstein farmers who focus on milk production only and who regard bull...

Animal Welfare And Productive Farming

[one_half] [dropcap2]A[/dropcap2]nimal welfare in Dairy Farming is described as the general health and physiological animal function parameters being in good order. For example a lactating dairy cow may exhibit normal respiratory rates normal heart rate and temperature.  In scientific quantifiable terms, this animal is therefore doing well. [/one_half] [one_half_last] [dropcap2]H[/dropcap2]owever...