Genetic selection is pushing strongly towards the creation of a dairy cow that is increasingly more efficient, with a better dietary conversion and more resistant to the main diseases. CRV, one of the most important bovine genetic improvement organizations, has for years focused its research on the estimation of direct food efficiency.
Thanks to an enormous collection of data in the field, CRV has recently introduced selection indexes which aim to obtain more profitable cows thanks to lower food consumption and a longer productive life. The main goal is to reduce the dry matter ingested per kilo of milk produced. Greater efficiency is also achieved by increasing career production with a consequent reduction in comeback.
ABC Genetix has developed a genetic assistance service (PROFIT HERD), which uses the latest technologies to contribute to the development and growth of farms, pursuing greater profitability of the stables and greater sustainability of production.
- Pieter Van Goor, Geneticist, CRV
- Giovanni Ramella, Technical Manager at ABC Genetix
- Giuseppe Campitiello, Founder and C.E.O. at ABC Genetix
Moderator: Prof. Alessandro Bagnato, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences