- High output per kg of body weight
- Good resilience and capacity
- Excellent fertility
In this system, your dairy cows produce milk based upon a ration of almost exclusively grass and forage. As the cows are predominantly kept and grazed outside they are fed supplements to a minimum.
Production efficiency and the lowest cost of production are your main focus. You aim for a maximum output, whether it is milk volume or solids, per hectare of grassland and an optimum production per cow. As a consequence cows are not always fully fed.
CRV is dedicated to support you in breeding and managing better cows. The CRV farming system navigator with its 5 step approach supports you in making a breeding plan that fits your specific farming system.
The ideal grazing cow
The ideal grazing cow:
- has high output (solids or litres) per kg of body weight
- is trouble free and robust
- does not need personal care at calving
- has a low body weight
- Is able to walk long distances
- easily takes in fast amounts of grass
- calves at the same time every year
Your ideal grazing cow is bred using CRV Grazing genetics.
5 steps of the CRV farming system
The CRV farming-system navigator with its 5 step approach supports you in making a breeding plan that fits your specific farming system.
Step 1. Farming-system navigator
Your CRV consultant will assist you in following the navigator to define
your farming system.
Step 2. Breeding goal
Define your breeding goal and check the attention traits for breed and sire selection as indicated in the description of your farming system.
CRV defines 4 farming systems:
Step 3. Preferred breeds
All CRV breeds can be used for pure breeding as well as for cross breeding. Determine the breed(s) you want to use in your breeding plan.
Step 4. My breeding scheme (sketch)
Your CRV consultant advises you a breeding scheme that fits your personal breeding plan.
Step 5. Sire selection
Choose sires that fit your breeding strategy or use CRV’s advanced mating program SireMatch.
Start with the grazing system
Are you interested in the grazing system or would you like some more information? Find a representative in your region or request more information via our contact form.