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 available 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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10.06.2016
Odense– the hometown of H C Andersen is ready for another fairytale 
VH Odense was one of the most used bulls in the area of VikingGenetics a couple of years back
10.06.2016
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09.06.2016
Genomic test of females on NTM-scale
Get world's best and reliable evaluation on health and fertility traits! Now you can test your heifers and cows in the Nordic system.
09.06.2016
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07.06.2016
Balisto sons with a good, strong NTM profile
The American Bookem x Watson son Balisto is used a lot as sires of sons around the world and also by VikingGenetics. 
07.06.2016
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01.06.2016
Vacant position - ProCROSS Export Sales Manager
ProCROSS is seeking a highly motivated sales professional to grow business in designated export markets.
01.06.2016
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30.05.2016
VikingGenetics bulls come fully optioned
Apart from the usual conformation and management traits most countries select for, Viking sires have a long list of extra traits that if ignored, eat away your profit margins because of unwell cows. 
30.05.2016
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26.05.2016
VikingNews 2-16 is now available online!
The latest issue of our magazine VikingNews is now online.
26.05.2016
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17.05.2016
Vacant position - Head of Business Development
As Head of Business Development, you will take on responsibility for a newly established function with competent people and high aspiration.
17.05.2016
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12.05.2016
Highest components available
VJ Pil gNTM +22 and VJ Perez gNTM +24 are the only VJ Pick sons in the VikingGenetic Jersey program.
12.05.2016
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12.05.2016
Get on the Highway!
The top ranking Holstein bull in the World is called VH Highway. 
12.05.2016
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12.05.2016
VR Grolle took the #1 position
VR Grolle (VR Grant x Hällom x R Facet), gNTM +33, is a good production sire with positive daughter fertility
12.05.2016
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03.05.2016
New breeding values
Today we get new proofs and our web will be updated one of the next days
03.05.2016
 
 
02.05.2016
VIKINGHOLSTEINS – much more than a Holstein
In January, VikingGenetics Holstein breed coordinator, Claus Langdahl, visited VikingGenetics Australia and held presentations where both farmers and  industry people attended. The title of the presentation was “Leaders are those with followers - 30 years of selection for health traits”.
02.05.2016
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29.04.2016
Vadsbo Mjölk - breeding for the invisible cow
Milking 1300 cows in organic milk production makes it important that your cows are working well. All cows that take extra time, are cows that you should not have in the herd. Henrik Larsson, herd manager, and Marie Gustafsson, responsible for breeding and insemination in the herd, explains all about the challenges and successes in the largest herd in Sweden. Breeding goal at Vadsbo Mjölk; an average sized cow, cows that take care of themselves and get pregnant easily.
29.04.2016
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28.04.2016
New EuroGenomics Cooperative drives progress in bovine breeding
Seven key players of the bovine genetic improvement have established a European cooperative aimed at exchanging genomic data in Holstein breed, improving genomic evaluation techniques, and increasing the effectiveness of bovine breeding. The name of the organisation is: EuroGenomics Coöperative U.A..
28.04.2016
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28.04.2016
First calf born from Viking Genetics embryo project in Sweden!
The first calf from VikingGenetics embryo project in Sweden has now been born.
28.04.2016
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27.04.2016
Happy VikingJersey farmers in Scotland
Our Export Manager Seppo Niskanen has visited farms in Scotland.
27.04.2016
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25.04.2016
Viking bulls do well in South Africa
Daan and Elna Landman’s dairy farm is in Tsitsikamma region in Eastern Cape in South Africa. The area is beautiful and lies between the Indian Ocean and a range of mountains that run parallel to the sea with large areas for grazing. 
25.04.2016
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22.04.2016
Only 6% difference in fertility between sexed and conventional doses
When a farmer want to decide the genter of the calf, he chooses sexed semen. Semen cells carrying either male or female genes, and when making a sexed dose, they are separated to provide the farmer with a calf of desired sex. 
22.04.2016
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20.04.2016
A FAIRY TALE
There are 12 cows in the herd Nivala in Pudasjärvi, Northern Finland, and the owners are Arto and Eija Hinkula. 
20.04.2016
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18.04.2016
Research and Development, R&D – always benefit the farmers
Genomic Selection, GS, Feed Efficiency, FE, and Male Fertility are core focus for VikingGenetics R&D. 
18.04.2016
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15.04.2016
Strong ET work in Viking
2015 was a great year for the ET work in VikingGenetics and a lot of new things happened.
15.04.2016
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14.04.2016
Are you interested in genetics?
Look at NAV webpage! Just make sure you have plenty of time – it will catch you.
14.04.2016
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13.04.2016
An open breeding programme - always with our farmers in focus
The foundation for the whole breeding programme are loyal members that use our best genetics on their best dairy cows to make the next generation of bulls and bull dams. This foundation is the basement and we have to protect it!
13.04.2016
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11.04.2016
Skottorp - 720 cows and 11,550 kg ECM
Skottorp farm is owned and run by Lars-Inge Gunnarsson and his family, and Monika Andersson is in charge of the herd. They have had high focus on easy calvings for many years and it has showed results. Continuous breeding for mastitis resistance has made the cell score of 720 high-producing cows to stay below 100,000! Constant focus on bulls with high NTM has made Skottorp one of the most important suppliers of bull calves to VikingGenetics.
11.04.2016
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08.04.2016
Breeding programme 2015
VikingHolstein - During 2015, 2,800 bull calves where DNA-tested and 117 of those decided for purchase, which is 4% of the tested calves. 
08.04.2016
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08.04.2016
VR Fenton new top sire around the World!
It is proof week. On various lists around the World VR Fenton stands out from the rest.
08.04.2016
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05.04.2016
Visit VikingGenetics and National show in Denmark
Welcome to Landsskuet in Herning - The biggest agricultural show in North Europe! add the dates to your calendar now and join us there from Thursday 30th June until Saturday 2nd July 2016.

Download the invitation here (pdf-file)

Click here to enter the registration form.
05.04.2016
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05.04.2016
Most used bulls in 2015
The world is changing. Earlier a few bulls gave a lot of royalty to their owners, today many breeders share the royalty money, and no single breeder gets a fortune!
05.04.2016
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31.03.2016
Proven pedigree - VR Taara
VR Taara is a progeny tested sire with NTM +19. 
31.03.2016
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30.03.2016
Interest in feed efficient VikingJersey from the Netherlands
Today VikingGenetics had the pleasure of welcoming students from MBO Terra, located in the Netherlands.
30.03.2016
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29.03.2016
Do like your neighbor? - use VH Bernell
VH Bernell has now been around for more than half a year and he has been and still is a busy guy. 
29.03.2016
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24.03.2016
Daughter proven reliability - VJ Zlager
VJ Zlager is bred in the Stigbjerggaard herd, owned by Henning Andersen, Denmark
24.03.2016
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22.03.2016
Polled genetics with high components - VR Hel P
VR Hel P is the best polled sire in VikingRed at the moment with his gNTM +27.
22.03.2016
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22.03.2016
Top Balisto son - VH Bolus 
Who would have thought that it would be possible to find a VikingHolstein bull with S Bolton as maternal sire?
22.03.2016
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18.03.2016
Specialist in solids - VJ Perez
VJ Perez is the first and highest-ranking VJ Pick son to be marketed
18.03.2016
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16.03.2016
Great health and fertility - VR Umbro
Umbro is a great udder health and udder conformation sire. He is also positive in all health and fertility traits.
16.03.2016
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14.03.2016
New era for good old VH Grafit
VH Grafit (B Goldwyn x O-Man x BW Marshal) has been a great success both for farmers in Viking-Genetics’ home area as well as for farmers all around the world.
14.03.2016
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11.03.2016
VJ Haley expresses the breeding goal! - VJ Haley
VikingJersey Dongsgaarden Husky Haley, VJ Haley, is bred in the Dongsgaarden herd, owned by Christian Halmø, Denmark. 
11.03.2016
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08.03.2016
Great production sire - VR Fonseca
VR Fonseca is the best of many sons of VR Favre that VikingGenetics owns, having gNTM +31 at the moment.
08.03.2016
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04.03.2016
From the most successful cow family in recent years - VH Radium
VH Radium is the kind of bull that everybody would like to have milking daughters from.
04.03.2016
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03.03.2016
All in one package! - VJ Falcao
VJ Falcao is the first and only VJ Hillum son to be marketed.
03.03.2016
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29.02.2016
Best VR Leroy son - VR Lazer
VR Lazer comes from the famous Buckarby herd owned by Mikael and Åsa Berglund, Sweden. 
29.02.2016
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26.02.2016
German visit with focus on NTM
From Monday until Wednesday, nine persons from Prismagen (VikingGenetics distributor for Holstein and Jersey in Germany) visited VikingGenetics. 
26.02.2016
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26.02.2016
Highest producing cows in Denmark are by Viking sires!
The top producing cows in Denmark in 2015 are sired by Viking Sires and it is an impressive list!
26.02.2016
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24.02.2016
Sundance Kid and the Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch - VH Skipper 
Maybe he is an outlaw, this VH Skipper. He is for sure a Sundance (Sudan) Kid from an All-In (Jeeves) x Jurus (Jesther) dam.
24.02.2016
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24.02.2016
PC more profitable in high herd management levels
More live calves, less reproductive cost, a higher survival rate and a similar, even higher production. With these characteristics the first generation Montbeliarde and VikingRed crosses are more profitable than purebred Holstein cows, according to research at the University of Minnesota on 8 large-scale high performance dairy herds. 
24.02.2016
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22.02.2016
Welcome to a new year with VikingNews
In 2015, the export sales for VikingGenetics increased once again
22.02.2016
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19.02.2016
Norwegian dairy farmers prefer Holstein and Jersey
In Norway, the majority of the cows are the local red breed NRF. But more and more Norwegian dairy farmers prefer Holstein and Jersey cows in their herds.
19.02.2016
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17.02.2016
Easier life with cross breeding
The Beaumond family in Scropshire, UK, find  life easier and business better with their trouble-free cross bred cows.
17.02.2016
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16.02.2016
VikingNews 1-16 is online
The latest issue of our magazine VikingNews is now online.
16.02.2016
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12.02.2016
Fiorenzo enjoys VikingHolstein and ProCROSS
Fiorenzo Albini in Italy is very happy with VikingHolstein and ProCROSS in his herd of 65 cows. The new way of breeding means less problems, better life - and higher income. 
12.02.2016
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09.02.2016
Irish farmers look for the invisible cow
Recently, our Export Manager Jan Andresen visited farmers in Ireland to learn about their experience with Viking bulls in their herds.
09.02.2016
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05.02.2016
Improved results with new X-Vik 
Since 2014, VikingGenetics has used a new method and a new extender in the production of sexed semen. 
05.02.2016
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03.02.2016
More accurate hoof health breeding values
The most important change when a new hoof health genetic evaluation was introduced in NAV in November 2015 is that the reliability of hoof health breeding values for especially cows are markedly improved. 
03.02.2016
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03.02.2016
New breeding values
New breeding values were released yesterday in VikingGenetics
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28.01.2016
VikingGenetics owns more and more heifers
VikingGenetics owns an increasing number of heifers from dairy breeds. We primarily buy heifers from herds that do not wish to do the flushing themselves - or from organic herds where it is not possible to flush. We do 2-3 flushings in heifers and maybe Ovum-Pick-Up to ensure higher amount of progeny. With genomic selection, the heifers are as important as the bulls, as they obtain the same reliability on their EBV.
28.01.2016
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27.01.2016
VG takes new market shares in Bulgaria
Over the last years, GV AGRI Ltd, Bulgaria, has imported around 500 pregnant Holstein heifers every year from Denmark, to establish new Dairy farms in Bulgaria. 
27.01.2016
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26.01.2016
Törlan combines top genetics and ProCROSS
Bengt Svensson & Ulf Person own and run the Törlan herd in Sweden. They do cross breeding for a part of their Holstein top herd with VikingRed and Montbeliarde. This fits well to the conditions for the farm with much pasture. Besides the milk production, they also breed bullocks and lambs.
26.01.2016
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22.01.2016
Global Business Development Manager
We are now gearing up our sales efforts and seek to add a highly qualified Global Business Development Manager to strengthen our successful team.
22.01.2016
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21.01.2016
International Reporter
Are you a dedicated communicator with strong writing skills who wants to make a difference?
And would you like to become part of a dynamic, global environment? Then you could be our
new colleague.
21.01.2016
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15.01.2016
VikingRed best for NTM
The genetic progess can be measured in many ways, but for the cattle breeder high NTM for the newborn heifers is important since it affects the bottom line in future. 
15.01.2016
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14.01.2016
VikingHolstein – much more than Holstein
Is the VikingHolstein cow like other Holstein cows in the world? In brief: no. The VikingHolstein cow is healthier, more fertile, calves easier and better for economy and longevity.
14.01.2016
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13.01.2016
VikingGenetics - best for economy and longevity
In this issue of VikingNews there is a comparison between VikingHolstein and other Holstein populations in the world. 
13.01.2016
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