Meutes Holsteins: Very near the status of being the best herd in Germany

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An average production of 13,471kg/29,636lb, an average production per day of life of 23.1kg/50.8lb, a herd turnover rate under 20%, an unbelievably balanced and strong conformation as well as 120 heifers sold per year. Indeed, the underlying numbers for the 370 Holsteins of Peter Meutes are so impressive that management magazines are waiting in line to report about the family farm in Germany’s mid-west. Meutes is a meticulous and extremely successful dairy farmer. But above all, Peter Meutes is a breeder. And that is something that many people still overlook. ‘The importance of genetics,’ he says, ‘only becomes clear with good management!’ We have nothing more to add.

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