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April 2023

Beef on dairy

STg: Elite Testing Program for Optimal Use of Beef-on-Dairy

The name says it all: ST stands for Sexing Technologies. This organization is one of the important pioneers in the area of sexing semen. Thanks to this technology, dairy farmers...

April 2023

Ireland

Dúnmasc: All Beef Breeds have Something to Offer Beef-on-Dairy

Ireland has an index (DBI) that is especially developed for beef-on-dairy. ‘It’s a truly valuable instrument for both distributors and farmers to distinguish the best sires for beef-on-dairy,’ explains Stephen...

April 2023

JAN BIERMA

Interesting: Piedmontese!

Well known: Angus and Belgian-Blue are among the big names in the beef-on-dairy business. But those looking for an interesting and proven alternative will find a good candidate in the...

April 2023

Genes Diffusion

Gènes Diffusion: The Best Beef-on-Dairy Guarantees

The French breeding organization Gènes Diffusion, working with the breed Charolais among others, has several decades of experience with beef-on-dairy. ‘As soon as farmers in our region switched to Holsteins,...

April 2023

Beef on dairy

Cogent: A Beef-on-Dairy Strategy Already Since 2009!

Beef-on-dairy is absolutely not a new phenomenon at the British AI company Cogent. ‘We launched our beef-on-dairy program in 2009 in order to ensure that we could make the right...

April 2023

Beef on dairy

Early Beef-on-Dairy Start in the US

‘Beef-on-Dairy started a long time ago here. As soon as sexed semen was introduced, progressive dairy farmers started with beef-on-dairy. Four years ago that accelerated when calf growers started paying...

April 2023

JORDEN STEGINK

BVN: Calving Ease an Important Trump Card for Fleckvieh Dual Purpose Sires

BVN, Germany’s largest Fleckvieh breeding program will host an open house on May 1. At the new sire facility in Neustadt a.d.Aisch, thousands of visitors will be presented with about...

April 2023

Belgium

Enormous growth for BBG

HI has already reported various times about the Belgian Blue Group (BBG) and that is not surprising: the organization has a large offering of >200 sires and is active in...

April 2023

Switzerland

Swissgenetics: ‘Quality is the Key to Success.’

‘Switzerland has a strong demand for quality. As such, there is also demand for higher meat quality, and a lot of beef production takes place on dairy farms. Eventually the...

April 2023

Beef on dairy

Synetics: One of the biggest, and certainly one of the most diverse BOD lineups

With over eight million doses of semen sold, of which three million went to the international market, the German-French breeding program of Synetics counts as one of the biggest players...

April 2023

Ireland

NCBC: Testing Beef-on-Dairy for Ten Years Already

For ten years already, the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) has operated the largest beef-on-dairy program in Ireland, for Munster Bovine, Progressive Genetics and Ireland Genetics. ‘The Irish dairy herd...

April 2023

Beef on dairy

Substantial and Useful Beef-on-Dairy Experience at KI Samen

At the Dutch AI company KI Samen, they are clear about the future prospects for beef-on-dairy: ‘The average age of milking cows needs to increase, and therefore herd turnover rates...