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VikingBeef -
a profitable deal

What if you didn't have to worry about your low performing cows? We have the best solution for your least profitable cows. 

Give your commercial herd a boost with VikingBeef. Get a significant return on your investment with the use of Artificial Insemination (AI) beef bulls on your lower-ranking dairy cows.
The use of beef semen on the dairy breeding plan is a sustainable investment for your cattle farm for the generations to come.

The interest in beef on dairy is overgrowing; hence the breeding plan must be a reliable, profitable option.
With VikingBeef, you will get crossbreed animals (beef x dairy) for beef production that are:

  • Easy calving 
  • Easy handling
  • Healthy
  • Has good growth
  • Quality carcass

Beef breeding programme

Sweden has a National breeding program with performance testing of Beef bulls. In Denmark and Finland Beef breed associations are responsible for individual breeding programs. Beef breeds are evaluated by the Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation center. 

 

Swedish beef breeding program:

Performance testing

180 bulls, 6 different breeds are tested annually in a test station, from 8-13 months. The best bulls are selected by VikingGenetics as AI-bulls.

Daily growth

Bulls are weighted every 2 weeks. Daily growth is calculated into a relative T-figure. The average is 100. Absolute weights are published as birth weight, 200 days and 365 days.

TMI

From progeny test, in beef herds, we get maternal index, production index, and calving index, and they are weighed together into a TMI.
Charolais
Limousin
Hereford
Angus
Simmental
Blonde d'Aquitane