Denmark's top three high-producing herds - BJARNE V. HANSEN

Meet Bjarne V. Hansen - owner of the highest yielding herd in Denmark.
What is your focus when breeding?
I use the "mating plan" and usually stick to it. When I order semen, I keep the daily plan in mind with the focus on the udder. High production puts pressure on the udder and therefore having cows with good udders is important to me. I aim for medium sized cows. I have a few show cows in my herd and when it comes to mating them, I look for conformation.
 
How can VikingGenetics make a difference in your herd?
I especially use my AI Technician for sparring. I strive to be in the barn when he comes by – for the daily contact and to know which animals have issues regarding reproduction.
 
Having the highest producing herd – what challenges do you see when it comes to reproduction?
I have put the emphasis on high production for a number of years, and this can be a challenge for reproduction, but it is an interesting challenge that can be solved. For instance, I have bought a heat detection system and I am thinking of adding more transponders as they provide good support in reproduction work. It is important to learn more about how we, as a high-producing herd, can improve when it is difficult for the cows to become pregnant. Not all cow cycles are easy to determine which is why more research in this field is important.

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