Salltorp are pioneers in their own right. Cows were being flushed on the farm as early as the 1980s and, although the first attempts were not so successful, this early investment has helped them optimise their herd over time.
About 100 embryos have now been flushed and implanted at Salltorp, all of them on the farm. Fresh embryos have proven best, as 8 out of 9 of the last implantations have resulted in pregnancies.
This investment in breeding and technology has also resulted in many bulls that have been part of VikingGenetics’ breeding programmes, including names such as Salltorp, VH Saab, VH Salty, VR Hage P, and VR Hasp P, among others.
“I want us to use many bulls on the farm, as that allows us to find some very good combinations. We always have 15 to 20 bulls in the tank and they are consistently being replaced. We like to invest in new technology such as embryos and, with our great interest in breeding, it has really developed our herd. We also have very good support from advisors. I have great confidence in our breeding advisor Kjell Johansson and in Peter Jönsson who does the flushing, says Gun.