Opdateret d. 29.11.2011

Finnish


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Facts & Figures:

Number of Milk recorded cows Finnish Ayrshire cows

147,131

Percentage of all cows Finnish Ayrshire cows

80%

Average size of herds

29.2 cows

No of herds

About 10,000

No of 1st inseminations

189,922

Percent inseminated animals

About 90%

Percent with test bull inseminations

30%

No of tested bulls per year

200

Size of daughter groups

About 140

Breeding value estimation model

Animal model: joint evaluation together with SWE and DK

Breed Average fore production (2010)

8,631 kg

Highest producing cow (2010)

18,531 kg

Highest producing herd (2010)

Only ay herds: 12,402 kg

 

 

Breeding Programme:

·         Since beginning of 2010 Finnish, Swedish and Danish red dairy populations have been same

·         breeding population (VikingRed) and under same breeding scheme. In all these three countries

·         the same selection tool, NTM, is used and AI-bulls are bought across these three counties.

·         Breeding goal of Viking red is healthy, well-producing problem free cows that give the owner the

·         best economy. Implementation of genomic selection scheme has started.

o   4,400 interesting pregnancies to be screened

o   2,000 born bull calves are genomically tested, also most interesting females are tested

o   and flushed

o   270 bull calves are bought

o   200 are accepted as test sires

o   30% of all insemination services

o   The best test sires are accepted as GenVikPLUS and used as sire of sons (age over

o   20 months)

 

Trait

NTM

Weight

Correl.

Production

1.00

0.67

Meat production

0.00

0.05

Daughter fertility

0.28

0.17

Calvings sire

0.15

0.20

Calvings MGS

0.13

0.21

Udder health

0.35

0.30

Hoof health

0.05

0.13

Other diseases

0.13

0.26

Body

0.00

0,06

Feet & Legs

0.10

0.18

Udder

0.35

0,33

Milking speed

0.07

0.21

Temperament

0.03

0.21

Longevity

0.09

0.61

Contact:

www.faba.fi

Faba Breeding

President Anna Lappalainen

Secretary – Breed manager Seppo Niskanen

Faba Breeding

P.O.Box 40 (Urheilutie 6)

01301 VANTAA, Finland

Phone +358-20-7472020, fax +358-207472001

E-mail faba@faba.fi

 

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