VikingGenetics’ annual award, Herd of the Year Sweden, goes to a dairy farm working purposefully with various breeding tools. This year it goes to brothers Tomas and Björn Moberg, who are fourth-generation farmers at Rabbalshede Farm, on the west coast of Sweden.
Surrounded by their parents, Tomas’ daughter as well as the vet and the breeding adviser from Växa, the Moberg brothers celebrate this milestone in Swedish cattle breeding on a warm Friday morning in June with a cake from Växa.
“We are pleased and proud of the work we have been doing, especially because we consider it to be a nice job to do”, Tomas Moberg says. “It represents the hard work and passion we have for our herd”, Björn adds.
Rabbalshede is one of the most admired family dairy farms in Sweden, and here the passion for breeding does not stop even if there are photos to take, interviews to make, and a cake waiting to be eaten.
“When you are genuinely interested, it doesn’t feel like work, you just enjoy it”, Tomas says.
Björn and Tomas rush into the barn where breeding advisor, Peter Jönsson is about to start the embryo flushing of Rosita, one of the best heifers in the herd. Teamwork is required to make Rosita comfortable.