VikingGenetics has more focus on improving udder health than any other company in the world and is the leader when it comes genetic level for udder health.
Mastitis causes direct financial losses to dairy farmers no matter where in the world you farm. It reduces milk yield, the milk can be contaminated with antibiotics and unable to be sold, plus associated veterinary and antibiotic labour costs, a higher culling rate and occasional fatalities. To avoid extra charges on dairy farms, prevention of mastitis infection is the best approach. By breeding for higher Nordic Total Merit (NTM), you automatically get fewer mastitis cases in your herd. The Udder health index has the third highest economic weighting in NTM; only production and fertility have a higher weighting.