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.

The development in dairy cattle breeding has been rapid in recent years. Now, we are taking a new leap forward with embryo technology. This new leap requires the Finnish expertise in embryo production, which we have at the Hollola station. In the future, our Hollola bull station will change into a top heifer station focusing only on embryo production.

“Finland is the absolute best in embryo technology, and in embryo production in all of the Nordic countries, and by European standards we are very strong too”, Anna Lappalainen, Vice president of the board at VikingGenetics, states. 

Hollola station will become the centre for embryo production
The Bovlund bull station in Denmark will close and all activities in Denmark will move to Assentoft. Our breeding program and bull selection will remain as it is now and Finnish bulls will continue to be an important part of the VikingGenetics breeding program. 

As the semen production will be in Sweden and in Denmark, main part of rearing of young bulls and semen production of conventional semen from young bulls will be in Skara, Sweden, while production of conventional and sexed semen will be in Assentoft, Denmark. 

Assentoft will have a strong focus on sexed semen production
Skara is the centre for rearing young bulls in addition to conventional semen production
Transfers, welfare and breeding of animals will continue to apply to the strict Nordic regulations for animal breeding and animal health. 

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