RED DANISH is a part of Nordic/Scandinavian population of Red dairybreeds.
This is the foundation of an effective breeding strategy in the creation of a modern healthy and productive dairycow. The keywords are: high fertility, longevity and high production of milkprotein.
The cows has an average liveweight of 650-700 kg. The milkproduction in average is (January 2007) : 8663 kg milk 4,18 fat, 362 kg fat, 3,50% protein, 303 kg protein, 6665 kg fat+protein.
- 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, milk ability, temperament and longevity
- 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 summer 2009