The results of a breeding selection that prioritized polled genetics are evident when looking at VR Fuzzy P, bred at Bent Skovgård’s farm in Denmark.
Bent has worked for many years choosing polled genetics for his dairy herd, and today he is one among a handful of people in the world with the highest number of polled VikingRed animals with high Nordic Total Merit (NTM).
If you want to define polledness and VikingRed, it is nearly impossible without mentioning the breeder of VR Fuzzy P, Bent Skovgård from Denmark.
The car is bumping down the private road to the Skovgård farm, owned by Karin and Bent Skovgård. They have owned a dairy farm for many years now and although Bent is 70, he has no intention to stop farming.
In 2011 he built a new barn with three milking robots and with capacity up to 200 cows. Not only did he build another stable, he also filled up with another breed in it. “I started to inseminate all the cows with VikingRed”, Bent says while explaining that most of the cows are VikingRed and he has also some crossbreeding cows.