What does a VikingGoldenCross breeding system look like and how do you achieve it? This depends on what you are starting with and we will go through a few of the most common scenarios below.
If you already have Holstein x Jersey cross cows, then you are already 2/3 of the way into the programme. You simply pick 1–3 top VikingRed sires, depending on how you like to breed and the size of your herd, and mate them to your crossbred cows. If you only have pure Holstein, Jersey or Red cows and want to do VikingGoldenCross, then you pick what breed you want to start with.
It doesn't matter which breed you pick to start with, the only consideration would be the cow size. If you have very large Holsteins and want to dramatically reduce the size of the cows, then use VikingJersey. If you want to reduce size less dramatically use a VikingRed sire. If you want to start crossing your pure Jerseys, you should pick smaller stature Holstein sires with good calving ease traits.
A superior combination
When you combine the three breeds in a three-way continuous rotation you achieve steady and high heterosis effect, and inbreeding is not an issue as you are using a different breed in each mating. Continuing the systematic rotation of the three breeds in the mating plan, you can get the strong health effects of the three VikingGenetics breeds.