14.06.2018
Lower methane production through breeding
Methane emissions release both energy and  a potent greenhouse gas. VikingGenetics is conducting research with the aim of reducing methane emissions – not only to help the environment but also to improve dairy cow efficiency. Research into methane emissions has been pursued in parallel with research into feed efficiency.
14.06.2018
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04.06.2018
ProCROSS, a successful option in the dairy business worldwide
November 15, 1998 was the birth date of the ProCross crossbreeding system in Oakdale, California. The three breeds were Holstein, VikingRed and Montbeliarde. This would become the world unique university proven crossbreeding programme known as ProCROSS. 
04.06.2018
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25.05.2018
Interesting times ahead for world milk markets
After the milk crisis of 2015-2016, demand for milk on international markets eventually out-paced supply, and prices began to recover. This is the first market-driven growth period in Europe since the removal of production quotas.
25.05.2018
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17.05.2018
Spanish Visitors in Denmark 
Last week we had a great pleasure to receive guests from Spain. Here are some pictures from their herd visits! 
17.05.2018
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09.05.2018
VikingNews 1-18 is now available online!
The latest issue of our magazine VikingNews is now online.
09.05.2018
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03.05.2018
New Breeding Values and Proofleaders 
The May proof run changed the bull rankings a bit and we are proud to present the new proofleaders for this index run; VH Cosmo, VR Filur and VJ Heavy. 
03.05.2018
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26.04.2018
Does the perfect genetic index exist?
Total merit indexes like NTM (Nordic Total Merit), NM$ index, TPI and NVI among others are important genetic selection tools. They combine the traits that are of economic importance for dairy business into one package. The indexes differ by the traits covered and by the weight allocated to the specific traits. NTM places 53% of the total weight on health and reproduction traits, 30% on production and 17% on Conformation and workability traits. 
26.04.2018
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19.04.2018
Oulton House Farm - Less diseases and higher production with ProCROSS
The Oulton House Farm´s philosophy is plain and simple: get lots of milk from healthier cows, as the manager of the farm, Sally Lea sums up. 10 years’ crossbreeding experience has shown them the path to achieve outstanding results. The farm has 430 cows, and is owned by Arthur Palmer. It stands out from the average performance of the herds in the United Kingdom for both health and production. 
19.04.2018
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04.04.2018
Breeding for High Production with Low Use of Antibiotics is Possible
The dairy farmers in the Nordic countries clearly understand that breeding is a crucial part of ensuring a successful dairy business and just as important as finance, feeding and management. 
04.04.2018
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26.03.2018
Breeders honoured for breeding VikingGenetics top sires
On Tuesday 20th March the breeders of some of VikingGenetics best selling sires in the home markets were invited to a celebration event in the bull station in Assentoft, Denmark.
26.03.2018
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16.03.2018
Hoekstra family from 300 Holstein cows to two dairies with more than 3000 ProCROSS cows 
Kurt Hoekstra together with his brother Jack and his parents started to crossbreed their pure U.S. Holsteins and Jerseys with many different dairy breeds in Oakdale, California 19 years ago. 
16.03.2018
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14.03.2018
VikMate is now integrated with VikRank
Define your own breeding goal in the new version of VikMate by using VikRank. The bull selection and matching bulls to females is easier and faster. 
14.03.2018
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08.03.2018
Extraordinary health improvement in the Swedish dairy cattle breeding 
By approaching cattle health through breeding as early as the 1980s, the Nordic countries had considerably cut the incidence of diseases. 
08.03.2018
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02.03.2018
International farmers visited ProCROSS Pioneers herds in the U.S.
ProCROSS Pioneers in Oakland, California opened their farms to show international dairymen how they have achieved success in their herds.  
02.03.2018
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02.03.2018
“VikingGenetics offers solutions that farmers consider optimal”
Anna Adamczuk is Head of the Genetics Department at P.H. Konrad in Lomza, the leading importer and distributor of bovine semen in Poland. 
02.03.2018
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01.03.2018
Latest scientific information at the Danish Cattle Conference 2018 
Monday and Tuesday this week the Danish Cattle Conference 2018 took place in MCH Herning Kon-grescenter in Herning, Denmark, around 2000 people participated on the conference. This is an annual event offering the latest scientific information from the global cattle breeding industry on topics like health, finance, feed and management to rearing calves and beef breeds. 
01.03.2018
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22.02.2018
Bull of the year 2017 
We have taken a look at our sales figures for 2017 and found the most used sires in our export markets in 2017. They are all very good sires with excellent breeding profiles. 
22.02.2018
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15.02.2018
VikMate and genomic testing popular in Norway
Farmers are showing interest in using VikMate and genomic testing on heifers as tools to improve their herds in Norway. Export Manager Peter Holm Weinkouff was recently in Norway visiting farmers and advising on VikMate. 
15.02.2018
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09.02.2018
Prosperous breeding made by strong women 
It is quite common for women to be in charge of the breeding plan in dairy farms in Finland, one of the VikingGenetics countries. Women have been doing this for decades, and there is no reason for this to change. 
09.02.2018
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07.02.2018
Higher reliability with this index run
New proofs came 6th February and the Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation (NAV) have added more females in  the reference groups for all breeds for the traits female fertility, calving ease, birth index, general health, hoof health and longevity. This means higher reliability for these traits and therefore we see some rerankings of the bulls.
07.02.2018
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02.02.2018
Ambassador of India visiting VikingGenetics
Yesterday, the Indian ambassador of Denmark visited the VikingGenetics head office in Assentoft in Denmark.
02.02.2018
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26.01.2018
Torre Santa Maria farm optimises management with genomic test on females
Torre Santa Maria has started to see the benefits to make genomic test on all the females.  
26.01.2018
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25.01.2018
Interbull evaluations - December 2017
In December 2017 Interbull released the new breeding evaluations. Interbull lists confirm the outstanding genetic level for VikingHolstein, VikingRed and VikingJersey.
25.01.2018
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25.01.2018
VikingGenetics at BCBC conference - Breeding as a tool to reduce the use of antibiotics
VikingGenetics is encouraging cattle breeding industry in UK to use breeding as an efficient tool to reduce the use of antibiotics at BCBC conference in Telford. Head of Breeding at VikingGenetics, Lars Nielsen, gave a presentation about the successful Scandinavian breeding programme. 
25.01.2018
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22.01.2018
VikingGenetics’ bulls dominate Ayshire top lists in Canada
December 2017 proofs show that VikingGenetic's bulls dominate Canadian Ayshire bull and cow lists
22.01.2018
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19.01.2018
NAV organised workshop to analyse the future of the dairy business 
The price level of milk and meat, usage of sexed and beef semen, economic value of diseases and replacement rate were some of the topics that farmers, breed organisations and delegates from our three coops in the Nordic countries among others, analysed yesterday in Copenhagen. 
19.01.2018
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09.01.2018
"For us VikingGenetics means trust and security"
As an organic farm, Noltorp’s cows need to spend five months out on pasture and at least 50% of their daily intake must be grass. The farm is located in an area with plenty of natural pasture land and the soil is perfect for growing grass. The farm is owned and managed by Anders and Marianne Jansson. 
09.01.2018
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03.01.2018
Croatian farmers introduced to VikingDefence
Our Export Manager Jan Andresen visited our distributor Lactis D.O.O. in Croatia just before Christmas. During the visit, Andresen had the opportunity to visit customers and see very good Viking progeny in the herds.
03.01.2018
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21.12.2017
Christmas Greeting from our CEO Rex A. Clausager
See our CEO's video greeting for the holidays! 
21.12.2017
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16.12.2017
Swedish farmers inspiring international dairymen with VikingRed and ProCROSS
A group of dairymen from the United Kingdom and Germany had a very busy trip to Halland in Sweden last week. They were introduced to Swedish farmers using pure VikingRed as well as ProCROSS, the only proven crossbreeding concept in the world, which is using VikingRed, VikingHolstein and Montbeliarde in a three breed rotation cross.  
16.12.2017
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08.12.2017
Embryo Flushing – VikingGenetics´ Best Females in Production
VikingEmbryo is our solution to reduce the generation interval for females by producing offspring from heifers. Here you will find an explanation of how our world-class program is running dynamically to achieve genetic progress
08.12.2017
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05.12.2017
Finland, the Nordic centre for embryo production and top heifers 
As a forerunner of cattle breeding in Scandinavia, VikingGenetics wants to stay in the frontline of cattle breeding development and is now putting more emphasis on embryo technology, while implementing a new production strategy.
05.12.2017
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01.12.2017
Successful Hoof Health workshop with Polish farmers 
Last week, VikingGenetics together with our distributor in Poland, P.H. KONRAD held a seminar for farmers to share knowledge about how to improve hoof health on dairy cattle. The main goal was to show that there are two important approaches to tackle hoof health diseases. Both approaches, Breeding and Management are important for cows’ welfare and farmers business. 
01.12.2017
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29.11.2017
VIP guests from Russia visited VikingGenetics in Finland  
On the 10th of November our bull station in Hollola, Finland hosted special visitors from Russia. The Russian dairy farming delegation was in Finland to learn more of the Finnish dairy production and know more of the VikingGenetics’ expertise in cattle breeding. 
29.11.2017
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28.11.2017
Søren Borchersen becomes a new Chairman at EuroGenomics Cooperative from November 1st, 2017
VikingGenetics is honored to have Søren Borchersen as a new Chairman of EuroGenomics and hopes for continued fruitful cooperation among the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.  
28.11.2017
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15.11.2017
VikingEmbryo 20th Anniversary event in Finland 
VikingEmbryo 20th Anniversary celebrations were held on the 24th October in Jokioinen, Finland. The event was hosted by VikingGenetics, Faba (The Finnish Animal Breeding Association) and Luke (Natural Resources Institute Finland). Over 140 people attended the event. The celebratory day went well and the long history of using embryos in cattle breeding commemorated properly. 
15.11.2017
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14.11.2017
VikingDefence™ - WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13.-19.11.2017
Yesterday, the World Health Organization started World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The whole world is turning its eyes to the issue of the rising use of antibiotics. Only with joint efforts on a global scale, we can tackle this problem and avoid the excess and vain use of antibiotics. Rising usage of antibiotics leads to more bacteria that are medicine resistant and the treatment of different illnesses becomes harder. 
14.11.2017
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09.11.2017
November Proofs - VikingJersey
New proofs came in 7th November and here we present you few interesting VikingJersey bulls.
09.11.2017
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09.11.2017
November Proofs - VikingRed
New proofs came in 7th November and here we present you few interesting VikingRed bulls.
09.11.2017
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09.11.2017
November Proofs - VikingHolstein 
New proofs came in 7th November and here we present you few interesting VikingHolstein bulls. 
09.11.2017
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07.11.2017
VikingDefence™ supports reduction of antibiotics in dairy cattle breeding
VikingDefence™ reduces the risk of incidences of clinical diseases treated with antibiotics such as mastitis and digital dermatitis, among others, by selecting directly for actual diseases registered under the indexes: General Health, Hoof Health, and Udder Health.
07.11.2017
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26.10.2017
Breeders Behind the Viking Sires - VH Grejs & Niels Schmidt
The herd of Niels Schmidt in Branderup, Denmark has been breeding for high NTM for 30 years and VH Grejs is the “icing on the cake” after their dedicated work. “Of course, I am proud that VH Grejs is bred in our farm. In a way, this is the icing on the cake after 30 years breeding work for me”, Niels says.
26.10.2017
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16.10.2017
South African visitors in Denmark
VikingGenetics welcomed a group of 11 persons from South Africa last week to Denmark. Chris Cloete and Johan Muller from our agent Genimex asked nine farmers to join the group and see and hear more about our breeding and genetics. The group visited both Holstein and Jersey herds and the head office in Assentoft so they could see both top bulls and excellent cows and herds. 
16.10.2017
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06.10.2017
"The greatest virtue of Viking cows is health in general terms"
John Brealey is the owner of SEAGRO de Costa Rica, VikingGenetics’ distributor in this Central American country. Last week, Brealey paid a visit to VikingGenetics in Skara together with his daughter, Elizabeth Brealey and the manager of SEAGRO, Hellen Cabezas. They wanted to learn more about VikingGenetics since they believe the VikingJersey has a lot potential to be marketed in Costa Rica where they have mostly grazing systems. 
06.10.2017
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05.10.2017
Breeders Behind The Viking Sires - VR Viljar & Kati and Ari Luukkonen 
VR Viljar is an ET sire from Kuusela farm in Finland. VR Viljar has a very balanced proof. He is high in components, good in female fertility and excellent in udder health. Also the type proofs are strong with good height and optimal body coordinates, great feet and legs and remarkable udder. Viljar has travelled to Denmark to produce X-Vik semen earlier this year.
05.10.2017
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02.10.2017
VikingAcademy - Embracing the goals together
VikingAcademy 2017 took place in Copenhagen, Denmark with participation of our network of international distributors. Our guests came from Spain, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Holland, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Lithuania, Croatia, France, Czech Republic and Estonia. The managers of our subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Australia, our Export Managers and the members of VikingGenetics leading group also took part in the activity.
02.10.2017
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22.09.2017
New Study: ProCROSS benefits all management levels 
15,000 crossbred cows and 103,300 pure Holstein on a new study that support the benefits of ProCROSS on all management levels. 
22.09.2017
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14.09.2017
Viking bulls do well in Zimbabwe
“Crossbreeding works very well in this country. We want productive, healthy and fertile cows and during the years with crossbreeding we have had very good results”, says Ajs Kirk when talking about his crossbreeding with VikingHolstein and VikingRed.
14.09.2017
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13.09.2017
What is ProCROSS? 
ProCROSS is a crossbreeding concept using Holstein, VikingRed and Montbeliarde breeds. ProCROSS is a breeding method managed by Coopex Montbéliarde and VikingGenetics. It’s the only scientifically proven crossbreeding program in the world.
13.09.2017
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09.09.2017
 Authorities from China did a VIP visit to VikingGenetics 
VikingGenetics in Skara had the honor to host a delegation from China, led by Director-General Li Jianwei, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), Department of Supervision of Animal and Plant Quarantine.
09.09.2017
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05.09.2017
Breeders meeting their top bulls
Last week, the genomic bulls VR Finduz (VR Fenton x VR Cigar x Gunnastorp), VR Herbert (VR Hjusticia x VR Niki x R David) and VH Fimpen (VH Foster x VH Grafit x VH Spex) got special attention when their breeders got the opportunity to see how they live at VikingGenetics bull station in Skara, Sweden
05.09.2017
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31.08.2017
Sexed Semen In Focus - Introduction to X-Vik and Y-Vik
Without any doubt, sexed semen has revolutionized cattle breeding and modern herd management. Here is a short introduction to the production of sexed semen at VikingGenetics.
31.08.2017
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28.08.2017
Breeders Behind The Viking Sires - VJ Quintana & Palle Bjerggaard Hansen
In the herd of Palle Bjerggaard Hansen in the Danish island Funen is a very special cow in the stall. Cow no. 2292 has been flushed three times, she has 19 calves, and she is the dam of the very best sire of the Jersey breed at the moment; VJ Quintana.
28.08.2017
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23.08.2017
Hoof Health Investment Pays Off 
Breeding for better hoof health pays off. “When cow hooves and legs are good, the production will come by itself”, comments Chresten Petersen. “We have gone from around 11,000 kg – 5 years ago to 12,300 kg, and it is coming from new cows that have good legs and good overall health”, he adds.    
23.08.2017
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21.08.2017
Ice cream, Milk And Passion For VikingJerseys 
Jorn and Mette Mikkelsen are not only father and daughter, but also business partners sharing the same passion for the Jersey breed, looking for excellence and complementing each other when it comes to the development of their family dairy business located in Stenhøjvej, Hinnerup in Denmark.
21.08.2017
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17.08.2017
The Future Of The Family Business Is Safe
The future is already there for Kristian and his father Poul Børge Jensen. They own a group of 158 VikingRed cows in Knivsbaekvej in Videbaek, Denmark. Father and son share the same engagement and devotion for their dairy farm.
17.08.2017
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16.08.2017
Genomic selection is the way forward
About a year ago, Jens Lykou began testing all females genomically as he became part of VikingGenetics' LD project. Jens is looking for higher reliability when selecting the best animals for breeding, and that he gets through genomic selection.
16.08.2017
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14.08.2017
Crossbreeding With VikingRed - Trendy In Ecuador 
In Ecuador VikingRed is mainly used for crossbreeding to add strength and resistance, especially in the mountainous areas, and the results are indisputable. 
14.08.2017
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10.08.2017
August Proofs - VikingJersey
New proofs came in 8th of August and here we present you few interesting VikingJersey bulls. 
10.08.2017
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10.08.2017
August Proofs - VikingRed
New proofs came in 8th of August and here we present you few interesting VikingRed bulls. 
10.08.2017
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10.08.2017
August Proofs - VikingHolstein 
New proofs came in 8th of August and here we present you few interesting VikingHolstein bulls. 
10.08.2017
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31.07.2017
Heifers in focus - egg collection 
At VikingGenetics we are increasing the focus on egg collection and embryo flushing. We collect eggs and do embryo flushing from heifers at our bull stations in Hollola in Finland and in Skara in Sweden.
31.07.2017
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27.07.2017
VH Booth - International Super Sire
VikingHolstein bull VH Booth is in high demand. VH Booth (Beacon x Planet x P Shottle) with NTM +32 is right now No.1 daughter proven VikingHolstein bull.
27.07.2017
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24.07.2017
Secure the selection with GenVikTEST
By genomically testing your heifers and cows on the NTM scale with GenVikTEST from VikingGenetics, you will receive the world’s best and most reliable evaluation for health and fertility traits.
24.07.2017
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13.07.2017
The VikingRed cows - a trustworthy ally in Australia
It is the largest island in the world and for that reason, it is considered a continent. Australia has a tradition of cattle breeding that has allowed it to become one of the leading dairy-producers in the world. For dairy farmers like Sam Graham, the key to success lies in having a great ally to rely on when it comes to genetic selection.
13.07.2017
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07.07.2017
Latin America – a potential Jersey market

Costa Rica was the show window to confirm the potential Latin America has to breed for a better Jersey cow. VikingGenetics was there to promote our VikingJersey well known worldwide because of its solids.

07.07.2017
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05.07.2017
Chinese delegation learning more about VikingGenetics
VikingGenetics is strengthening relations with China that is the third biggest cows’ milk producer in the world. 
05.07.2017
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30.06.2017
NTM and conformation at the Danish National Show
At the National Show in Herning in Denmark, a new and interesting competition took place. Holstein cows already participating in the traditional show, were selected based on high NTM index (Nordic Total Merit).
30.06.2017
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29.06.2017
All our breeds in the same ring
The traditional show in Denmark is the most popular agricultural event in the Nordic countries. Around 35,000 people are going to visit the Danish National Show in Herning. 
29.06.2017
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28.06.2017
VikingHolstein goes to China
Export permission to China!
In January 2017, VikingGenetics in Sweden had a visit from a Chinese delegation together with the Swedish board of Agriculture. The result from that meeting ended up in an agreement yesterday, the 27 of June, between Sweden and China which makes it possible for Sweden to export bull semen to China.
28.06.2017
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27.06.2017
V Föske - a red Matador with 122,000 exported doses
V Föske was born 15th of June 2005 at Viken in Sweden. 
Today Föske has 12,450 daughters in his NAV proof and his NTM (Nordic Total Merit) is still +9.
27.06.2017
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28.06.2017
NEW VIDEO! High Quality Scandinavian Breeding - VikingGenetics 
VikingGenetics is the world leading pioneer in breeding for health traits. Scandinavian quality can be seen in the technology we use and in our unique registration system. Watch the video and learn why VikingGenetics provides the best long term breeding solutions for your herd! 
28.06.2017
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16.06.2017
VikingGenetics present in the 2017 Annual Meeting & Tour for Jersey in Costa Rica
The World Jersey Cattle Bureau is taking place in Central America this year. Jersey breeders from around the world gather in the 2017 Annual Meeting Tour, which is taking place in Costa Rica.  
16.06.2017
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15.06.2017
Genomic test on female and high prices of beef, keywords for success in Norway
Norwegian dairy producers from the Rogaland area participated in an informative meeting in Varhaug where our Export Manager, Peter Weinkouff explained more about VikingGenetics’ range of solutions when it comes to breeding for a healthy and profitable cow. He described how the combination in the use of GenVik and X-Vik semen could increase the profit in the Norwegian herds. 
15.06.2017
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06.06.2017
VikingNews 2-17 is now online!
The latest issue of our magazine VikingNews is now online.
06.06.2017
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01.06.2017
10 years with X-Vik semen 
We celebrate our 10th anniversary of producing and selling sexed semen (X-Vik) this week in Assentoft, Denmark. We remembered the path we have walked and the many achieved goals after a decade of professional and enthusiastic teamwork. 
01.06.2017
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24.05.2017
Best bull in New Zealand is a Viking!
Sanrosa Deacon now has 29 daughters in his proofs, confirming the quality of genes he can transmit.
24.05.2017
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02.05.2017
New top bull VJ Klov joins VJ Quintana at NTM +26
Jersey top bull VJ Klov (VJ Hjort x VJ Tei) is now in the lead together with VJ Quintana.
VJ Klov is bred by Klovborg I/S, Denmark. 
02.05.2017
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02.05.2017
VR Freeze tops the VikingRed list
VR Freeze is a high component sire with easy calvings. He is on top in longevity, female fertility and udder health.
02.05.2017
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02.05.2017
VH Grejs – top of the breed with extremely strong sire line
VH Grejs bred at the herd of Niels Schmidt in Branderup in the south part of Denmark. 
02.05.2017
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02.05.2017
New breeding values
Today we get new proofs and our web will be updated as soon as possible.
02.05.2017
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28.04.2017
A real easy calving sire - VR Hammer
The breeders of VR Hammer are Anna-Karin and Joakim Aaby Ericsson, Sweden.
28.04.2017
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27.04.2017
Marketing of "VJ Hoeholt Leonel Messi" has stopped
VikingJersey/Danish Jersey announces today, April 26 2017, that marketing and sales of semen from VJ Messi (VJ Hoeholt Leonel Messi), stops immediately. Read the press release here.
27.04.2017
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25.04.2017
A perfect international exchange - VH Karlo
International exchange of genetics is nothing new - especially in the Holstein breed, but you seldomly find something as good as this bull - VH Karlo.
25.04.2017
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21.04.2017
A cross with the best - VJ Messi
VJ Messi is out of ”Hoeholt Hjern Hjoerri”, bred in the Hoeholt Jersey herd in Denmark. 
21.04.2017
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19.04.2017
Half-brother of VR Faabeli available now - VR Pasuuna 
VR Pasuuna comes from Arto and Eija Hinkula, Finland. He originates from the same farm as VR Faabeli and has the same cow as grand dam.
19.04.2017
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13.04.2017
Recognize an outstanding sire - VH Glass
The breeder is Berte Gård AB from Slöinge in Sweden and you will also find some of the well-known Swedish bulls like S Ross in the pedigree.
13.04.2017
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11.04.2017
Bull with easy-to manage daughters - VJ Mojn
VJ Mojn is out of “Aller Jason Louise”, bred in the Aller Jersey herd in Denmark
11.04.2017
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06.04.2017
An example of high components - VR Viper
Joakim Fjägers, Sweden, is the breeder of VR Viper. 
06.04.2017
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04.04.2017
Unique VikingGenetics sire line - VH Bundis
VH Bundis is bred at the farm of Norbjärens AB in Sweden. In VH Bundis you will find some of the very best VikingGenetics bulls.
04.04.2017
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31.03.2017
Vacant position - Digital marketer
We are looking for a Digital Marketer to drive, develop, implement, track and optimize our digital footprint.
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
A different sire line - VR Sanero 
VR Sanero comes from Virpi and Timo Kaarakainen, Finland. The dam has so far calved twice with interval less than 11 months.
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
Daughter proven among the young - VH Justus
Today, VH Justus has 200 daughters in his production index and 66 classified daughters – they are the background for the +26 in NTM.
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
New combination = excellent Health & Fertility - VJ James
VJ James is out of ”Hoeholt Zolt Zoe”, bred in the Hoeholt Jersey herd in Denmark. The herd has bred a number of excellent bulls for the VikingJersey program over the last years. 
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
First VikingGenetics flush contract in Norway
For the first time ever, VikingGenetics has recently entered a flush contract on a Holstein heifer in Norway. 
31.03.2017
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23.03.2017
Hoof Health - recorded webinar
In this recorded webinar, we give you some information on our unique hoof health index and how you can breed for better hoof health.
23.03.2017
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15.03.2017
Join a web based seminar about hoof health
We would like to invite you to join a web based seminar about hoof health. We are going to give you some information on our unique hoof health index and how you can breed for better hoof health. You have also time to ask questions. The speaker in the webinar is Lars Nielsen, breeding manager in VikingGenetics. The webinar takes approximately half an hour.
15.03.2017
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14.03.2017
An excellent dam behind - VR Edison
The dam of this sire is a super VR Fergus cow classified with 89-86-90-89 and has in 260 days produced 10,099 kg milk with 4.3% fat and 3,8% protein
14.03.2017
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10.03.2017
Hoof Health 
Meet Rosa - the happy, productive cow and her owner Peter, and learn about the importance of good hoof health.
10.03.2017
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10.03.2017
"Genetics from Viking equal cows with long life expectancy"
The Danish farm Gaardsted Hojgaard I/S has 600 Holstein cows in their herd, and in 2016 they had nine (9!) cows with 100,000 kg milk in lifetime production. All the cows were daughters by Viking bulls.
10.03.2017
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07.03.2017
VikingNews 1-17 is online!
The latest issue of our magazine VikingNews is now online.
07.03.2017
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03.03.2017
Famous foreign farm breeds NTM - VH Stan
VikingGenetics’ focus on selection also outside the VikingGenetics area pays off. One good example of this is VH Stan bred at Stantons farm in Canada.
03.03.2017
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01.03.2017
Hoof Health Matters
VikingGenetics is the pioneer when it comes to breeding for Hoof Health. Our sires are reliably evaluated for 10 different hoof diseases and the Hoof Health index reduces lameness, improves longevity, and reduces costs for the dairymen and saves pain for the cows.
01.03.2017
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27.02.2017
Outcross, exceptional breeding profile  - VJ Quintana
VJ Quintana is out of ”Krogaard Zuma Zophia”, bred in the Krogaard Jersey herd in Denmark.
27.02.2017
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24.02.2017
Coming from a strong family - VR Vagner
VR Vagner comes from Højtofte v/Vagn Rasmussen, Denmark, from a cow family that has a good production and high classification
24.02.2017
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22.02.2017
Down by the Riverside - VH River
Not the Negro Spiritual, but the new topbull from VikingGenetics. Full brother to VH Rozwell that was released some months back.
22.02.2017
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14.02.2017
Torpet Farm - reaching goals with a new generation
As a child, Gustav Kämpe never thought he was going to be a farmer. He grew up surrounded by cows because his parents were dairy farmers, but seeing them work on the farm was not attractive to him. “I never wanted to do the hard work!” he admits and laughs.
14.02.2017
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10.02.2017
Improved hoof health - increased profit
Hoof disorders in dairy cattle cause lameness and a lot of pain and  leads to large loss in production and early involuntary culling of cows. Lameness is a symptom of a very painful condition and an important welfare problem in modern dairy production
10.02.2017
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08.02.2017
VJ Quintana climbed to the top
Jersey top bull VJ Quintana is named after the Colombian bike rider and mountain specialist Nairo Quintana. With VJ Quintana VikingGenetics also has a Quintana that made it to the top and win-ning the race! +27 NTM and a fantastic breeding profile.
08.02.2017
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08.02.2017
VH River is new top bull
At the latest index run published on 7 February, it is clear that VH River tops the NTM list and even with impressive +41. Overall, there is a high degree of stability of the indexes with the most obvious news being among the daughter proven bulls.
08.02.2017
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07.02.2017
VikingRed sire evaluation in February 2017
It is now time for VR Lazer sons. He might be the last VR sire to have as many as six sons in use. VR Lorenzo gNTM +28 is the best of them. He comes from Risto and Sanna Pernu, Finland, having VR Tuomi as maternal grand sire.
07.02.2017
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06.02.2017
Nordic healthtraits suitable for organicfarming
Märene farm in Sweden is about to take a big step in its history, to become an organic dairy farm. 
Märene has already, long time ago, decided to breed for healthy cows, which makes the step easier.
06.02.2017
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03.02.2017
"Health traits are creating profit for the dairy farmers."
Interview with Breeding Manager, Lars Nielsen
03.02.2017
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01.02.2017
VikingGenetics bulls are green, no matter the colour
In the latest issue of VikingNews, you can read an article from Claes Johansson, one of the dairy farmers in the Viking area. He explains about the benefits of having genetics from Viking in his cows when he is going organic. That is just another evidence of the advantages you get when selecting for health.
01.02.2017
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27.01.2017
# 2 in Interbull RDC evaluation
VR Fenton’s rank is number 2 in Interbull evaluation of all RDC bulls across countries. His dam is an embryo from Viken in Sweden bought by Morten Hansen, Denmark
27.01.2017
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27.01.2017
VikingGenetics UK
VikingGenetics is excited to announce the launch of their new subsidiary company in the United Kingdom. VikingGenetics UK will take over the operations of its former distributor ABA Viking.
27.01.2017
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13.01.2017
Solids, health and super udders
VJ Lesten is bred in the Birkelygaard herd in Gesten, Denmark, one of the most successful breeders of VikingJersey bulls over the last couple of years, with bulls like VJ Libero, VJ Lago, VJ Role and now VJ Lesten, which is the first VJ Lurik son to be marketed.
13.01.2017
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10.01.2017
An exquisite International mix
He is a mix from France, North America and VikingGenetics. VH Ingolf is bred at the famous herd Anderstrup Holstein in Skoerping in Denmark
10.01.2017
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22.12.2016
A bull from a rock solid family
VH Galbert is bred at Flemming Balle Jensens farm that is placed just outside Randers, also very close to the head office of VikingGenetics.
22.12.2016
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22.12.2016
A high component pedigree
The dam of Viper has an average of 9,805 kg milk with high components, 4.9 % fat and 4.0 % protein that means 11,310 kg ECM
22.12.2016
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09.12.2016
Excellent calvingeasesire
VR Elix is out of the same flush as the full brother VR Elux. The feet and leg quality of Elix comes from great bone quality and perfect set of legs.
09.12.2016
 
 
05.12.2016
A whole package sire - VJ Haun
VJ Haun improves protein percentage, fertility, health and conformation. VJ Haun is out of the VJ Tester daughter no. 2181, from the Baungaard herd in Denmark.
05.12.2016
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22.11.2016
VikingNews 4-16 is online
The latest issue of our magazine VikingNews is now online.
22.11.2016
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11.11.2016
One step ahead – Hoof health
The best daughter proven Holstein bull worldwide – VH Clark – is an excellent example. He is decreasing the frequency of digital dermatitis with 50 %. That is a lot of pain saved there!
11.11.2016
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10.11.2016
VR Hattricks ranks number one
This time we got quite a bit reranking because of several changes in evaluation models. The drop in NTM is easiest to define, in average -5.2 NTM units for sires that have been in use during last period
10.11.2016
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10.11.2016
Semen from the first sons of VJ Hoj, VJ Rodme, VJ Hjort and VJ Lurik now available
10.11.2016
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01.11.2016
New breeding values
Today we get new proofs and our web will be updated one of the next days
01.11.2016
 
 
26.10.2016
Important improvements on NAV routine evaluation
The Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation (NAV) will introduce new calculation methods for next index run on 1st Nivember 2016 in order to have more accurate and reliable genomic prediction for VikingHolstein, VikingRed and VikingJersey.
26.10.2016
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06.10.2016
Protein percentage, health and good udders - VJ Luluk
VJ Luluk is out of the DJ Hulk daughter, “Hoeholt Hulk Hilda”, bred in the Hoeholt herd, owned by Morten Jensen, Denmark.
06.10.2016
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06.10.2016
The best polled VR sire at the moment - VR Nail P
VR Nail P breeds easy calvings, very good udder health and great longevity. Furthermore, he is positive in all health and fertility traits. 
06.10.2016
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30.09.2016
Top Red Holstein bull - VH BassRed
VH BassRed is, as the name indicates, a Red Holstein bull and has impressive +36 in gNTM on the Red and White Holstein index scale.
30.09.2016
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22.09.2016
Extreme udder improver - VJ Lobo     
VJ Lobo is out of “Tostenaes Hulk Montoya”, bred in the Tostenaes herd, owned by Jesper Oebo Johansen, Denmark. 
22.09.2016
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22.09.2016
The EuroGenomics Cooperative is recruiting its General Secretary
The position of General Secretary is a key one in the governance bodies of the EuroGenomics Cooperative. The person will work closely with the Management Board and especially the chairman based in Paris. Look at the job announcement to discover the missions, requested skills and experiences.
22.09.2016
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21.09.2016
A VR Uudin son out of a different pedigree - VR Ultra
VR Ultra was born at Nötcenter Viken AB, Sweden. The dam, 3775 Bina, is an aver-age size cow, calving interval was 11 months and the average production has been 10,008 kg ECM.
21.09.2016
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21.09.2016
Built on well-known daughter proven bulls - VH Merica
VH Merica is bred in the herd of Allan Kjær Simonsen in Denmark. VH Montee, sire of VH Merica, is still a genomic bull but behind him are some of the well-known daughter proven bulls like VH Mandel on a VH Bismark daughter. VH Merica is the only VH Montee son in VikingGenetics. 
21.09.2016
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20.09.2016
Hoof Health - Meet Rosa, the happy cow
Hoof health is an important issue in the dairy industry. Sore feet are painfull for the cow and will reduce income for the farmer. Nordic countries have collected data from hoof trimmers, and in 2011, hoof health was included in the Nordic Total Merit (NTM). Have a look at this cute movie about Rosa the cow - she will explain it for you. Enjoy!
20.09.2016
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19.09.2016
Visit VikingGenetics and Agromek
Welcome to Agromek in Denmark - The biggest joint agricultural show in North Europe! Add the dates to your calendar now and join us there from Monday 28th November until Friday 2nd December 2016.
19.09.2016
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19.09.2016
High production, excellent frame and top udders - VJ Haare
VJ Haare is out of the DJ Hulk daughter, “Mosegaard Hulk Ingrid”, bred in the Mosegaarde Jersey herd, owned by Jesper Bang, Denmark. 
19.09.2016
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09.09.2016
A high component sire with fat 115 and protein 113 - VR Harald
VR Harald is an exception among the VR bulls because his dam is an old cow with 7 lactations today
09.09.2016
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06.09.2016
A balanced sire with no weaknesses - VR Hielke
VR Hielke comes from Morten Hansen, Denmark, as many of the VikingRed sires at the moment do
06.09.2016
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05.09.2016
VikingNews 3-16 is now available online!
The latest issue of our magazine VikingNews is now online.
05.09.2016
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30.08.2016
VikingGenetics is too modest
The other day, I once again came across the proof in real life of the importance of our breeding in VikingGenetics.
30.08.2016
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26.08.2016
Reggae rhythms that make you wanna dance! - VH Reggae
VH Reggae is born in the herd of Flemming Petersen, Denmark. The same herd that has also bred the bulls VH Sparky (VH Suarez) and the new top bull VH Brixton (Balisto).
26.08.2016
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26.08.2016
Outcross and breed leader for mammary and fertility  - VJ Hitman
VJ Hitman is out of “Ranch Jason Sivring”, bred in the Hagenbjerggaard Jersey herd, owned by Anders Levring, Fjellerup
26.08.2016
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25.08.2016
Sven Johnsson Joins Procross Team as new export sales manager
Sven Johnsson has joined the Procross team as Export Sales Manager and will have general oversight of several markets of importance
25.08.2016
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11.08.2016
ABA Viking to market ProCROSS bull line-up
ProCROSS - the only three-way dairy crossbreeding programme in the world to be underpinned by independent research - will be marketed in the UK by ABA Viking.
11.08.2016
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08.08.2016
Crossbreeding in Canada getting popular
VikingGenetics’ Red bulls are well appreciated in two Canadians herds which run crossbreeding using VikingRed to improve the cattle.
08.08.2016
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05.08.2016
From pure Holsteins to mixed herd
David Foot Limited owns three dairy herds in Dorset, southern UK. The family-owned business milks about 900 cows in total. Until 2015 they had only Holsteins, but then they started to think of other possibilities.
05.08.2016
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04.08.2016
VikingRed makes their stamp in Australia
Daryl and Coral Riley, along with their daughter Nicole, run a herd of Red cows in the North West of Victoria, Australia. 
04.08.2016
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03.08.2016
Farmers of the year in Australia 2015 uses VikingRed
Toby, Lyn and Nick Leppin milk about 380 cows, mainly VikingRed cows in Bena in South Gippsland, Australia. They have used VikingRed for more than 30 years, when the first VikingRed (Swedish Red) bulls came to Australia
03.08.2016
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02.08.2016
Double the speed with embryos
In 2004 when Markku Aspila participated in a breeding course in Northern Savo, he heard people telling that embryo transfer will double the speed of genetic progress in the herd. He was a bit sceptic but decided to try some embryos too. Today he can agree what he heard over 10 years ago.
02.08.2016
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15.07.2016
Crossbreeding with VR helps Argentine farmers lower production costs
The international over-production of milk and the consequent fall in prices are threatening dairy farmers all over the world. Argentina is of course not an exception, but its farmers are starting to see the advantage of crossbreeding their herd with VikingRed bulls. 
15.07.2016
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14.07.2016
El Trébol - the success story of Red Dairy Breed in Colombia
The El Trébol farm is located very near Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, with an altitude of 2700 meters above sea level. The owner is Felipe Calderón, who bought the farm in 1977. This is a story of how VikingRed breed was first introduced in Colombia.  
14.07.2016
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13.07.2016
Genomic breeding predicts milk production better than pedigree index
In his master thesis, Agronomist Christian Bengtsson shows that genomic breeding values for VikingRed in Sweden predict their future milk production better than a pedigree index. 
13.07.2016
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12.07.2016
Increase of milk production due to genetics
Milk production has increased over time. But how much has to do with better genetics? A simple look at the statistics from milk recording in Sweden shows that it is quite a lot!
12.07.2016
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11.07.2016
High NTM - high milk production and less mastitis
The Nordic Total Merit (NTM) it’s a decisive tool in Ladefogeds farm in Norager, Denmark, to optimize their whole business and have the best profit at the end. 
11.07.2016
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08.07.2016
We want your opinion
We would like to invite you to take part in our online survey. Please use 10 minutes of your time to complete this survey about your experience with VikingGenetics. 
08.07.2016
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07.07.2016
Use of VikingRed X-Vik is a success
The first two months of the year 2016 have been very successful for the sales of VikingRed X-Vik. The growth in Sweden has been highest; index 133 compared with last year, in Finland 111 and Denmark, where the use so far has been highest, has been stable.
07.07.2016
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06.07.2016
Bulldams of our VikingRed bulls
VR Viper with gNTM +28 is a son out of VR Vilde (Valpas) x A Linné x Huseby. He is bred at Joakim Fjägers, Hedemora in Sweden. The dam to VR Viper, 74 Böna, is classified 84 points. 
06.07.2016
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29.06.2016
World Conference for the red breeds
On 14-16 June, the world conference for the red breeds, IRDBF (International Red Dairy Breeds Federation) was held in Norway. The conference included many interesting topics combined with a tour to the bull station of Geno and a farm visit. There were participants from many countries around the world and many participants from Denmark, Sweden and Finland, which made the area of Viking well represented.   
29.06.2016
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28.06.2016
Improved NAV Interbull search page
The Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation (NAV) has launched a new NAV Interbull Search page for bulls having Interbull evaluation on Nordic scale. With this page, it is easy to find the best bulls around the world. 
28.06.2016
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27.06.2016
Increased focus in flushing best females
During the last couple of years, there has been more emphasis on ET (Embryo Transfer) due to higher genetic progress by using top females for flushings. Alone in 2016 so far, VikingGenetics has made 120 flushings with good results on VikingHolstein, VikingJersey and VikingRed. VikingGenetics has embryo production centers in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
27.06.2016
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23.06.2016
One more son out of one of the very best cows - VR Rafael
VR Rafael is a new sire from the most successful VR cow since the introduction of genomic selection.
23.06.2016
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21.06.2016
New pedigree, strong udders - VJ Pil
VJ Pil is a new pedigree offering very strong conformation, especially very strong udders 
21.06.2016
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