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An extraordinary red cow
W
ith VikingRed, you can enhance the efficiency of your
herd and boost your profitability. Choosing VikingRed sires makes
your cows more resistant to diseases,
improves their calving abilities and milk
productivity, all at the same time. Our
red cows are renowned for their ex-
your dairy business. You will achieve
a high genetic level for health and
reproduction traits, without compromising on production. VikingRed is
a naturally healthy breed, which is
why it has a greater weighting in the
Production index in NTM (The Nordic
Total Merit index).
traordinary health, easy calvings, good
fertility, functional conformation and
high production. Choose VikingRed
sires to optimise your herd for commercial dairy production.
Our red sires will help you drive
genetic progress for all the traits that
are important for the profitability of
Figure 1: Genetic trends for VikingRed bulls 2001-2016.
115.0
110.0
105.0
100.0
95.0
90.0
85.0
2001
2002
Production
2003
2004
2005
2006
Udder health
2007
2008
Daughter fertility
2009
2010
2011
Hoof health
2012
2013
Longevity
2014
2015
2016
General health
Red bull’s genetic levels for selected traits.
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Source: Interbull 2019.
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