Why Norwegian Red?
Norway’s dairy industry consists of a farmer owned co-operative with over 10,500 members and 240,000 dairy cows. The co-operative nature of the Norwegian system is a superb example of integration at it’s very best and has helped create a unique health card system of data collection, where every single treatment is recorded throughout an animal’s life.
Consequently, this health card system has contributed significant value into the balanced breeding goal of the Norwegian Red breed for the past 40 years. The focus on improving health and fertility traits can be seen in the superior characteristics of the Norwegian Red cow today; medium-sized cows with excellent production, superior health and fertility. With high pregnancy rates, short calving intervals and trouble-free calving’s too.
Not only this but through its low-input-high-output nature, the Norwegian Red is proving to be one of the most profitable and environmentally-friendly dairy breeds in the world and the perfect companion to ABS TransitionRight™ Holsteins in HYVIG.