ProCROSS, with 20 years’ experience in dairy crossbreeding, has created a unique index adapted to the selection objectives of modern dairy farmers: the PCR index.
The ProCROSS PCR index has been developed to make bull selection easier when it comes to the ProCROSS crossbreeding program. This modern index is focused on the specific selection criteria of dairy crossbreeding.
The PCR is a practical selection tool, which ranks bulls according to their native index, ISU for Montbéliarde Coopex & NTM for VikingRed. The PCR index will help dairy farmers around the world to select the most suitable bulls for their crossbreeding strategy.
1 index, 2 expressions
PCRs - Fat & Protein Production oriented
PCRL - Milk Yield oriented
All other traits are equally weighed in both PCR options.
PCR index objectives
With the PCR index, your herd will:
- Be medium-sized, Homogeneous
- Be long-lasting and highly productive
- Require less labour and lower veterinarian costs
Montbéliarde Coopex brings
Fat & Protein
To meet the expectations of dairy farmers practicing crossbreeding, the PCR favours bulls with superior skills on the following indexes:
VikingRed breed: Fat & Protein Production / Udder / A size avoiding small sizes / General health
Montbéliarde Coopex breed: Udder / A medium size avoiding tall sizes / A good temperament / Easy calving
VikingHolstein breed: Production / Easy calving / Hoof Health