Weggelhorster Holsteins Strong Herd and Positive Bottom Line with Many Cows from Homebred Sires

‘We need to make money, that is the red thread on our farm.’ Richard and José Haytink from Weggelhorster Holsteins have clear goals in mind. They appreciate balanced cows, and put economics first. Managing for cost control and good technical results. ‘Our cows produce 1000 kg/2200 lb. fat+protein per stall. We need to make a profit, that is what it’s about.’ The Haytinks have entirely developed their own breeding strategy, with a disregard for indexes, using many homebred sires.

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