Webinar - Crossbreeding for improved profitability
Martin Madsen, a Danish EuroDairy pilot farmer has been successfully using a 3-breed crossbreeding system for the past 8 years. This has had a positive effect on health, fertility and longevity of his herd. The breeding plan means that the herd consists of:
- 39 % pure breed Holsteins
- 12 % Holsteins x Viking Red
- 28 % Holstein x Viking Red x Jersey
- 21 % Holstein * Jersey * Viking Red
Listen back to this EuroDairy webinar to learn about the principles of crossbreeding and how Martin Madsen has been putting these principles into practice with his own herd. During the webinar, the outcomes of changing from a pure breed strategy to a crossbreeding strategy are also discussed.