VIKINGHOLSTEIN

Designed for success 

Get the support you need to create a trouble-free herd

With VikingHolstein you can enhance the efficiency of your herd and boost your profitability. Choosing VikingHolstein sires makes your Holstein cows more resistant to diseases, improves their reproductive capability and their milk productivity, all at the same time.  Extraordinary health, easy calvings, excellent fertility, functional conformation and high production. That’s VikingHolstein. We offer a wide selection of bulls with outcross pedigrees. 

The unique combination of the qualities help you optimise your herd for commercial dairy production.  
This unique combination of VikingHolstein qualities guarantees you success. Take a look at our VikingHolstein sire line up.

VikingHolstein sires will help you drive genetic progress for all the traits that are important for the profitability of your dairy business. You will improve health and reproduction traits, without compromising on production. 

Genetic trends for VikingHolstein bulls 2001-2016

Exceptional health and reproduction

VikingHolstein bulls breed daughters with extraordinary health. You can see below the average frequency of different diseases for VikingHolsteins for the first three lactations.

 Disease frequency - Population average

Mastitis 
11.7% 
Early reproductive disorders 
 7.0%
Late reproductive disorders 
4.8% 
Ketosis 
 2.0%
Other metabolic disorders 
 3.5%
Sole ulcer 
5.1%* 
Sole haemorrhage 
 19.3%*
Heel horn erosion 
 8.7%*
Digital dermatitis 
 20.2%*
White line separation 
 10.4%*
Corkscrew claw
0.8%* 

Population average 

Interval from calving to first insemination, cows 
80 days 
 Interval from first to last insemination, heifers
 25 days
 Interval from first to last insemination, cows
 48 days
 Conception rate, heifers
 62%
 Conception rate, cows
 50%
 % difficult calvings, sire, 1st lact.
 3.0%*
 % calf survival, sire, 1st lact. 
 93.1%*

Source: NAV (2018).  
*Data from SEGES, Denmark
The breeding population in VikingHolstein is almost 600,000 milk recorded Holstein cows in the three Viking countries. 


 No. of cows
 590,783  
 Milk, kg (305 days)
10,273  
 Fat, kg
412  
 Fat, %
4.0  
 Protein, kg
347  
 Protein, %
3.4  
 Fat + protein, kg
759  

Source: NAV (2018)

Interbull evaluations 

The International Bull Evaluation Service shows excellent performance for Holstein bulls from Denmark, Sweden and Finland compared to bulls from the rest of the world. VikingGenetics bulls are the top performers in Udder Health, Fertility & Yield for daughter-proven bulls (born in 2010 or later). 

The Nordic countries have managed to combine high yield with superior health. Udder health and daughter fertility together with high producing cows are at the heart of the breeding goal of dairymen in Scandinavia. At the same time, VikingHolstein has a unique combination of high production with medium sized cows, making VikingHolstein bulls the best option for dairymen to use in their herds. They are smaller in size compared to other Holstein populations which means greater efficiency - less feed and high production.

The International Bull Evaluation Service (Interbull) is a permanent subcommittee of the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR). Interbull is the worldwide network providing genetic information services for improvement of livestock.