Update d. 13.1.2009

Swedish Red


Peterslund Tomteby

Facts & Figures:

Number of Milk recorded cows

125,877

Percentage of all cows

43%

Average size of herds

58.2 cows all herds

No. of herds

3,800 (pure breed and mixed herds with SRB)

No of 1. inseminations

157.539   

Percent inseminated animals

90%

Percent with test bull inseminations

32.4% 

No of tested bulls pr year

85

Size of daughter groups

100-120

Breeding value estimation model

Animal model-test day

Breed Average fore production 2007/2008

Kg milk 8,730, fat 375 kg - 4,3%, prot 304 kg – 3.49%

Highest producing cow 2007/2008:

Kg milk 16,217, fat 729 kg – 4.50%, prot 595 kg – 3.60%

Sire 84704: Ekeslunda BR Bengtsson AB , Grimslöv

Highest producing herd 2007/2008:

Kg milk 12,099, fat 500 kg – 4.13%, prot 418 kg – 3.46%

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Breeding Programme:

·         The breeding goal is a healthy and productive dairy cow with good longevity and functional conformation. The breeding goal is expressed in NTM (Nordic Total Merit). The NTM consist of all traits with economic value: Milk production, Daughter fertility, Calving Ease, Birth index, mastitis resistance, Other Diseases, conformation, milkability, temperament and longevity. Additional information since 2008 breeding value for claw health

·         Screening the population for high index females and bull calves

·         Bull sire suggestions to all high index is made by the breeding management

·         The classifier makes a linear assessment of all first lactation cows with a NTM above 20

·         Bull sires used in the programme from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark

·         Genomic selection will be introduced spring 2009

 

 

Contacts:

www.srb-foreningen.se

Swedish Red Association

President Mats Eriksson, Svista , Uppsala

Secretary – Breed manager Lina Ragnarsson

Örnsro, Box 64, S-532 21 Skara, Sweden

Phone +46 511 267 98

E mail lina.ragnarsson@srb-foreningen.se

 

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