18.03.2019
Total merit indexes – NTM vs. JPI
Total merit indexes like NTM (Nordic Total Merit), JPI, TPI NM$ index, PLI, BPI among others are important genetic selection tools. The indexes differ by the traits covered and by the weight allocated to the specific traits.
18.03.2019
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06.03.2019
Optimisation as a growth strategy rather than expansion
Anders Forsberg is operations manager at Gl. Krogaard in Ullerslev on Funen, and he is a man with ambition. He cares for the 250 cows here as though they were his own, because one day they will be.
06.03.2019
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27.02.2019
Viking sends semen, embryos and Jersey heifers to Uganda
With the aim of improving milk production in Uganda, VikingDenmark has entered into a long-term partnership with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in Uganda. 
27.02.2019
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18.02.2019
ProCROSS cows improving the bottom line at Casal de Quintanelas farm 
The Casal de Quintanelas farm is located in Sintra, Portugal and has been using the ProCROSS system since 2007. The farm has 370 ProCROSS cows and owner, Antonio Castanhe­ria, took over the farm after managing it for several years.
18.02.2019
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13.02.2019
Genetics from VikingGenetics brings results in Estonia
In the farm Härjanurme in Estonia they have 1,074 cows and use solely genetics from VikingGenetics. 
13.02.2019
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08.02.2019
"NTM has certainly turbo charged breeding"
Bjørn Lyngholm bases his breeding work on NTM at his farm near Gørding in Denmark. An enterprise that has now added a bull, VJ Dandi, to its breeding programme.
08.02.2019
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31.01.2019
NTM is about money
As a dairy farmer, you are a very busy person, and you need to be an expert on so many things to keep your farm running. 
31.01.2019
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30.01.2019
High quality offspring by using cutting-edge tools in Rabbalshede farm in Sweden
Tomas Moberg and his brother Björn are the fourth generation with a passion for cattle breeding on Rabbalshede farm. 
30.01.2019
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23.01.2019
The couple behind VR Wild: “NTM is what counts for us”
Nita and Jakob Gade have 385 Danish Red cows on their Stakildgaard farm, and their breeding strategy links in NTM to achieve the best possible end results.
23.01.2019
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22.01.2019
Follerbakken Holstein Herd in Denmark
Ella and Soren Kaae have 240 Holstein cows in their herd, Follerbakken, close to Frederikshavn in the very north of Denmark. 
22.01.2019
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17.01.2019
Identifying genetic disorders with genomic testing
Genetic information will be published in the Nordic national cattle databases in Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, and it is already available on all bull profiles on VikingGenetics’ websites. 
17.01.2019
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10.01.2019
VH Don Red - the bull from Vammen Holstein
Kim Fagerlin has added VH Don Red - the first ever Red Holstein bull, that is now top of the list in the breeding programme.
10.01.2019
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02.01.2019
"We always use a narrow spectrum of antibiotics"
Sofia Muñoz is a district vet based on the west coast of Sweden and employed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture - a government agency. She explains that they are not only responsible for border control and official tasks but are also active in both large and small animal practices.
02.01.2019
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07.12.2018
"in our barn Mastitis is 1% in average, and we are happy with this"
Erik Dolby and his wife Anne-Marie have been breeding for a medium sized cow at Fuglsøgaard farm in Denmark and as a result of this strategy, they are now increasing production while decreasing diseases in their herd.
07.12.2018
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16.11.2018
“The mix of passion for cows with the curiosity of people is what I enjoy the most.”
Sara Wiklert Peterson, Head of Sales, in charge of the three priority export markets for VikingGenetics: United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. She is a member of the Management team and the chief manager at VG Skara, Sweden. Sara was also in charge of the Export Manager group to global markets and a pioneer in the development of the crossbreed system, ProCROSS. 
16.11.2018
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17.10.2018
Total merit indexes – NTM vs. TPI 
Total merit indexes like NTM (Nordic Total Merit), TPI, NM$ index, PLI, BPI among others are important genetic selection tools. The indexes differ by the traits covered and by the weight allocated to the specific traits
17.10.2018
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31.07.2018
Denmark's top three high-producing herds - Lars Remme
Meet Lars Remme - owner of the highest yielding organic herd in Denmark.
31.07.2018
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13.08.2018
VikingGenetics bulls are ruling the £PLI lists after August proof run!
VikingGenetics bulls are dominating the August runs in the UK.
13.08.2018
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30.07.2018
Denmark's top three high-producing herds - Torben Thorsen
Meet Torben Thorsen - owner of Denmark’s highest yielding mixed herd
30.07.2018
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23.07.2018
Denmark's top three high-producing herds - Bjarne V. Hansen 
Meet Bjarne V. Hansen - owner of the highest yielding herd in Denmark.
23.07.2018
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18.07.2018
ProCROSS cows are more efficient than pure Holsteins in converting feed into milk
The ProCROSS conference in Lisbon, Portugal  “Lower feed costs – increase your profit” gathered farmers and journalists from the most progressive dairy markets in Europe. Participants came from Spain, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden. The purpose of the two-day conference and farm visits was to officially launch the results of the latest trial from the University of Minnesota regarding feed efficiency on crossbred cows in the ProCROSS system.
18.07.2018
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10.07.2018
Time for fine-tuning at the organic farm Lövåsa in Sweden
Dag Arvidsson, the owner of Lövåsa farm, is an early adopter when it comes to new genetics, first buying embryos 20 years ago. “Two years ago I started to genomically test all females and use the bottom 30% of the herd for beef. This is the fastest way to make genetic progress in the herd,” he says. 
10.07.2018
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27.06.2018
Lower methane production through breeding
Methane emissions release both energy and  a potent greenhouse gas. VikingGenetics is conducting research with the aim of reducing methane emissions – not only to help the environment but also to improve dairy cow efficiency. Research into methane emissions has been pursued in parallel with research into feed efficiency.
27.06.2018
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04.06.2018
ProCROSS, a successful option in the dairy business worldwide
November 15, 1998 was the birth date of a new crossbreeding system in Oakdale, California. The three breeds were Holstein, VikingRed and Montbeliarde. This would become the world unique university proven crossbreeding programme known as ProCROSS.
04.06.2018
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26.04.2018
Does the perfect genetic index exist?
Total merit indexes like NTM (Nordic Total Merit), NM$ index, TPI and NVI among others are important genetic selection tools. They combine the traits that are of economic importance for dairy business into one package. The indexes differ by the traits covered and by the weight allocated to the specific traits. NTM places 53% of the total weight on health and reproduction traits, 30% on production and 17% on Conformation and workability traits. 
26.04.2018
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19.04.2018
Oulton House Farm - Less diseases and higher production with ProCROSS
The Oulton House Farm´s philosophy is plain and simple: get lots of milk from healthier cows, as the manager of the farm, Sally Lea sums up. Ten years’ crossbreeding experience has shown them the path to achieve outstanding results. The farm has 430 cows, and is owned by Arthur Palmer. It stands out from the average performance of the herds in the United Kingdom for both health and production
19.04.2018
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05.04.2018
Breeding for High Production with Low Use of Antibiotics is Possible 
The dairy farmers in the Nordic countries clearly understand that breeding is a crucial part of ensuring a successful dairy business and just as important as finance, feeding and management. 
05.04.2018
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08.03.2018
Extraordinary health improvement in the Swedish dairy cattle breeding 
By approaching cattle health through breeding as early as the 1980s, the Nordic countries had considerably cut the incidence of diseases. 
08.03.2018
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06.03.2018
International farmers visited ProCROSS Pioneers herds in the U.S.
ProCROSS Pioneers in Oakland, California opened their farms to show international dairymen how they have achieved success in their herds.  
06.03.2018
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22.02.2018
Bull of the year 2017 
We have taken a look at our sales figures for 2017 and found the most used sires in our export markets in 2017. They are all very good sires with excellent breeding profiles. 
22.02.2018
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09.02.2018
Prosperous breeding made by strong women 
It is quite common for women to be in charge of the breeding plan in dairy farms in Finland, one of the VikingGenetics countries. Women have been doing this for decades, and there is no reason for this to change. 
09.02.2018
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23.01.2018
VikingGenetics’ bulls dominate Ayshire top lists in Canada
December 2017 proofs show that VikingGenetic's bulls dominate Canadian Ayshire bull and cow lists
23.01.2018
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09.01.2018
"For us VikingGenetics means trust and security"
As an organic farm, Noltorp’s cows need to spend five months out on pasture and at least 50% of their daily intake must be grass. The farm is located in an area with plenty of natural pasture land and the soil is perfect for growing grass. The farm is owned and managed by Anders and Marianne Jansson. 
09.01.2018
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21.12.2017
Christmas Greeting from our CEO Rex A. Clausager
See our CEO's video greeting for the holidays! 
21.12.2017
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13.12.2017
Viking Bulls dominating PLI December proof run in the UK
Top health and fertility VikingGenetics bulls are dominating the December runs in the UK.
All our three breeds are at the top of the Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) and the Spring Calving Index (SCI). 
13.12.2017
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15.11.2017
VikingDefence™ - WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13.-19.11.2017
On Monday, the World Health Organization started World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The whole world is turning its eyes to the issue of the rising use of antibiotics. Only with joint efforts on a global scale, we can tackle this problem and avoid the excess and vain use of antibiotics. Rising usage of antibiotics leads to more bacteria that are medicine resistant and the treatment of different illnesses becomes harder.
15.11.2017
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10.11.2017
VikingDefence™ supports reduction of antibiotics in dairy cattle breeding
VikingDefence™ reduces the risk of incidences of clinical diseases treated with antibiotics such as mastitis and digital dermatitis, among others, by selecting directly for actual diseases registered under the indexes: General Health, Hoof Health, and Udder Health.
10.11.2017
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26.10.2017
"The greatest virtue of Viking cows is health in general terms"
John Brealey is the owner of SEAGRO de Costa Rica, VikingGenetics’ distributor in this Central American country. Brealey paid a visit to VikingGenetics in Skara together with his daughter, Elizabeth Brealey and the manager of SEAGRO, Hellen Cabezas. They wanted to learn more about VikingGenetics since they believe the VikingJersey has a lot potential to be marketed in Costa Rica where they have mostly grazing systems. 
26.10.2017
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13.10.2017
Breeders Behind The Viking Sires - VR Viljar & Kati and Ari Luukkonen 
VR Viljar is an ET sire from Kuusela farm in Finland. VR Viljar has a very balanced proof. He is high in components, good in female fertility and excellent in udder health. Also the type proofs are strong with good height and optimal body coordinates, great feet and legs and remarkable udder. Viljar has travelled to Denmark to produce X-Vik semen earlier this year.
13.10.2017
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06.10.2017
VikingAcademy - Embracing the goals together
VikingAcademy 2017 took place in Copenhagen, Denmark with participation of our network of international distributors. Our guests came from Spain, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Holland, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Lithuania, Croatia, France, Czech Republic and Estonia. The managers of our subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Australia, our Export Managers and the members of VikingGenetics leading group also took part in the activity.
06.10.2017
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25.09.2017
New Study: ProCROSS benefits all management levels 
15,000 crossbred cows and 103,300 pure Holstein on a new study that support the benefits of ProCROSS on all management levels.
25.09.2017
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20.09.2017
What is ProCROSS? 
ProCROSS is a crossbreeding concept using Holstein, VikingRed and Montbeliarde breeds. ProCROSS is a breeding method managed by Coopex Montbéliarde and VikingGenetics. It’s the only scientifically proven crossbreeding program in the world.
20.09.2017
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25.09.2017
WIN A TRIP TO SCANDINAVIA! 
Visit our stand at the coming events and take part in our competition to win a trip to Scandinavia! You can take part in the raffle at each event. Visit all and boost your chances!
25.09.2017
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05.09.2017
Sexed Semen In Focus - Introduction to X-Vik and Y-Vik
Without any doubt, sexed semen has revolutionized cattle breeding and modern herd management. Here is a short introduction to the production of sexed semen at VikingGenetics.
05.09.2017
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01.09.2017
Breeders Behind The Viking Sires - VJ Quintana & Palle Bjerggaard Hansen
In the herd of Palle Bjerggaard Hansen in the Danish island Funen is a very special cow in the stall. Cow no. 2292 has been flushed three times, she has 19 calves, and she is the dam of the very best sire of the Jersey breed at the moment; VJ Quintana.
01.09.2017
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28.08.2017
Ice cream, Milk And Passion For VikingJerseys
Jorn and Mette Mikkelsen are not only father and daughter, but also business partners sharing the same passion for the Jersey breed, looking for excellence and complementing each other when it comes to the development of their family dairy business located in Stenhøjvej, Hinnerup in Denmark.
28.08.2017
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24.08.2017
The Future Of The Family Business Is Safe
The future is already there for Kristian and his father Poul Børge Jensen. They own a group of 158 VikingRed cows in Knivsbaekvej in Videbaek, Denmark. Father and son share the same engagement and devotion for their dairy farm.
24.08.2017
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23.08.2017
Hoof Health Investment Pays Off 
Breeding for better hoof health pays off. “When cow hooves and legs are good, the production will come by itself”, comments Chresten Petersen. “We have gone from around 11,000 kg – 5 years ago to 12,300 kg, and it is coming from new cows that have good legs and good overall health”, he adds. 
23.08.2017
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23.08.2017
Crossbreeding With VikingRed - Trendy In Ecuador 
In Ecuador VikingRed is mainly used for crossbreeding to add strength and resistance, especially in the mountainous areas, and the results are indisputable.
23.08.2017
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28.06.2017
NEW VIDEO! High Quality Scandinavian Breeding - VikingGenetics
VikingGenetics is the world leading pioneer in breeding for health traits. Scandinavian quality can be seen in the technology we use and in our unique registration system. Watch the video and learn why VikingGenetics provides the best long term breeding solutions for your herd! 
28.06.2017
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01.05.2017
VikingGenetics opened a subsidiary in the United Kingdom 
VikingGenetics UK is the second subsidiary operation for VikingGenetics International, with the first being founded in Australia back in 2010.
01.05.2017
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26.04.2017
Growing demand for VikingJersey bulls with high merit in the UK 
To find top-ranking outcross bulls has become an open question for a growing number of dairymen. In each breeding population, the most successful pedigrees will become influential. That is the case of VikingJersey with its outstanding per-formance and outcross pedigrees, is getting more demanded.
26.04.2017
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25.04.2017
A perfect international exchange - VH Karlo
International exchange of genetics is nothing new - especially in the Holstein breed, but you seldomly find something as good as this bull - VH Karlo.
25.04.2017
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21.04.2017
A cross with the best - VJ Messi
VJ Messi is out of ”Hoeholt Hjern Hjoerri”, bred in the Hoeholt Jersey herd in Denmark. 
21.04.2017
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19.04.2017
Half-brother of VR Faabeli available now - VR Pasuuna 
VR Pasuuna comes from Arto and Eija Hinkula, Finland. He originates from the same farm as VR Faabeli and has the same cow as grand dam.
19.04.2017
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13.04.2017
Recognize an outstanding sire - VH Glass
The breeder is Berte Gård AB from Slöinge in Sweden and you will also find some of the well-known Swedish bulls like S Ross in the pedigree.
13.04.2017
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11.04.2017
Bull with easy-to manage daughters - VJ Mojn
VJ Mojn is out of “Aller Jason Louise”, bred in the Aller Jersey herd in Denmark
11.04.2017
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06.04.2017
An example of high components - VR Viper
Joakim Fjägers, Sweden, is the breeder of VR Viper. 
06.04.2017
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04.04.2017
Unique VikingGenetics sire line - VH Bundis
VH Bundis is bred at the farm of Norbjärens AB in Sweden. In VH Bundis you will find some of the very best VikingGenetics bulls.
04.04.2017
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31.03.2017
Vacant position - Digital marketer
We are looking for a Digital Marketer to drive, develop, implement, track and optimize our digital footprint.
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
A different sire line - VR Sanero 
VR Sanero comes from Virpi and Timo Kaarakainen, Finland. The dam has so far calved twice with interval less than 11 months.
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
Daughter proven among the young - VH Justus
Today, VH Justus has 200 daughters in his production index and 66 classified daughters – they are the background for the +26 in NTM.
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
New combination = excellent Health & Fertility - VJ James
VJ James is out of ”Hoeholt Zolt Zoe”, bred in the Hoeholt Jersey herd in Denmark. The herd has bred a number of excellent bulls for the VikingJersey program over the last years. 
31.03.2017
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31.03.2017
First VikingGenetics flush contract in Norway
For the first time ever, VikingGenetics has recently entered a flush contract on a Holstein heifer in Norway. 
31.03.2017
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23.03.2017
Hoof Health - recorded webinar
In this recorded webinar, we give you some information on our unique hoof health index and how you can breed for better hoof health.
23.03.2017
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15.03.2017
Join a web based seminar about hoof health
We would like to invite you to join a web based seminar about hoof health. We are going to give you some information on our unique hoof health index and how you can breed for better hoof health. You have also time to ask questions. The speaker in the webinar is Lars Nielsen, breeding manager in VikingGenetics. The webinar takes approximately half an hour.
15.03.2017
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14.03.2017
An excellent dam behind - VR Edison
The dam of this sire is a super VR Fergus cow classified with 89-86-90-89 and has in 260 days produced 10,099 kg milk with 4.3% fat and 3,8% protein
14.03.2017
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10.03.2017
Hoof Health 
Meet Rosa - the happy, productive cow and her owner Peter, and learn about the importance of good hoof health.
10.03.2017
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10.03.2017
"Genetics from Viking equal cows with long life expectancy"
The Danish farm Gaardsted Hojgaard I/S has 600 Holstein cows in their herd, and in 2016 they had nine (9!) cows with 100,000 kg milk in lifetime production. All the cows were daughters by Viking bulls.
10.03.2017
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