CRV bulls: new stars and proven chart toppers

Delta Podcast eig: CRV, Harfsen BE214053521 / 942215 Alex Arkink fotonr A1911006 ~ Photo by Alex Arkink

CRV aims to contribute to a future-proof and sustainable dairy sector by helping farmers to breed healthy and efficient cows. In this index run, CRV presents many bulls with the ability to transmit these traits to their progeny. The results are a better life for the animals, added value for the farmers and respect for our environment. We are proud of our bulls, but above all proud of all farmers!

All-round profile with positive bonuses for fat and protein
Delta Podcast is the highest ranked newcomer with an NVI score of 399. The Simba son is a true production champion (1436 kg) with positive bonuses for fat (+0.25%) and protein (+0.11%) and an excellent score for longevity (929 days). In other words, a real star in efficient production (Better Life Efficiency +13%)! His all-round profile with good health traits (Better Life Health +11%) perfectly matches current market demands. His half-brother Barnkamper Majestic (s. Simba) offers a wonderful production profile (1295 kg) combined with good health traits. Majestic’s progeny will enjoy good udder health (107), fertility (107) and hoof health (107). These bulls sired by Simba bring a breath of fresh air with their pedigree and produce healthy and efficient cows that will benefit the herd.



High components convert into cash
Velder Starmaker (s. Adorable) rates as a real cash cow. The transmitting abilities of this InSire bull could serve as a blueprint for the breeding goals of farmers whose priority is profit. Starmaker guarantees a copious cash flow thanks to great milk production transmission with sky high components (+0.46% fat and +0.28% protein). His daughters also show good persistency (106) and health (+12%) and mature late (106). Willems Hoeve Woody (s. Ranger) partners an extremely high milk yield with a nice plus for components. The combination of these traits with great longevity also makes his daughters very efficient (+14%). However, he has dropped somewhat in the rankings since the August index run. This is due to adjustments made to the calculation model used for the national breeding value estimation, which significantly downgraded the ranking of his sire Double W Ranger. The effects of these changes to the calculation model are especially strongly reflected in the scores for bulls with high numbers of genotyped daughters. Delta Paddock PP (s. Laurent) is a homozygote polled bull with outstanding scores. He marries plentiful milk yields (1092 kg) with good components (+0.16% fat and +0.05% protein) and excellent health traits (113).

Winning partnership of components and conformation
Thanks to an abundance of milk (1674 kg) with high components, Delta Mauro Red (s. Goal) has realised a breeding value of 529 Inet. Mauro’s daughters will boast udders with a high, firm attachment. Mauro also shines in the conformation stakes scoring 108 for udders, 110 for feet and legs and 111 for overall conformation. Thanks to a pedigree that carries black-and-white genes, he is ideal for all-round use in the red-and-white population. Delta Novak P is the first polled son by Jacuzzi and the undisputed number one red-and-white genomic bull for NVI (392). He also has admirable conformation (112). His great component percentages (+0.37% fat and +0.12% protein) and robust profile mean this bull is bound to appeal to red-and-white breeders.



Former InSire bulls prove their worth
Newhouse Jorben has been frequently used as an InSire bull and is storming up the charts with one of the biggest Inet increases (318 Inet). The Vitesse son now has more than 1,000 lactating daughters and confirms his breeding values. Jorben combines 963 kg of milk with positive components (+0.26% fat and +0.07% protein). Delta Solero (s Eminem) is now also a proven top performer with over 1,500 lactating daughters. CRV showed a progeny group sired by Solero at the HHH show. The body size of these cows is moderate (98) and they have good fertility (106), very healthy udders (106) and super claws (109). They are efficient producers (+14%) and give lovely rich milk with ease. This represents a considerable saving on feed costs (68 SFCM). Peak Hotline is a popular bull internationally from CRV’s strong American portfolio. His daughters are fantastic, which is reflected by his listing in the top 10 TPI of daughter proven bulls (2727 TPI). In addition, he also holds the leading position for conformation in the top 100 TPI (3.45 PTAT).

Robustness in red-and-white

American Carnival is the highest newcomer in the red-and-white segment. This Jester son delivers generously built, robust cows with excellent udders (111). His more than 800 daughters produce plenty of milk (1723 kg) with the utmost ease (ketosis 109). Cows that combine beauty and milk in abundance. The health traits are also above average and his daughters are perfect candidates for robot milking systems. Delta Ticket (s. Colorado) and Delta Fun P (s. Aikman) also produced a good index run and confirmed their breeding values.

New star in the MRIJ segment
Saturn (s. Remco) corroborates his figures in the previous index run and continues to rise in components (+0.43% fat and +0.20% protein). He is by far the highest ranked production bull on offer in the MRIJ segment and comes out on top for efficiency (+7%). Saturn is the new rising star with his fine production figures (620 kg) combined with components. In addition, he is not related to Baltimore and therefore suitable for wide used in the population. Mustang (s. Owen) also has excellent milk yields (359 kg) with positive component percentages (+0.24% fat and +0.06% protein). His daughters will be attractive, robust cows with good muscularity. The breeding values for the top of the bill Vinkenhof 69 Dirk (s. Buster) also continue to conquer the rankings.

In short, it is for all the right reasons that CRV is number one in terms of health and efficiency!

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