Red Danish Cattle​

​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.

​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, 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

Facts & Figures:​

Number of Milk recorded cows​


Percentage of all cows


Average size of herds


No. of herds


No of 1. inseminations


Percent inseminated animals


Percent with test bull inseminations


No of tested bulls pr year


Size of daughter groups


Breeding value estimation model

Animal Model – Test Day

Breed Average fore production 2007/2008:

Kg milk 8,928, fat 377 kg – 4.22%, prot 310 kg – 3.47%

Highest producing cow 2007/2008:

Kg milk 17,646, fat 709 kg – 4.02%, prot 583 kg – 3.30%

Sire: VEST Andy, owner: Erik Jepsen, Stadil

Highest producing herd 2007/2008:

Kg milk 11,390, fat 488 kg – 4.28%, prot 404 kg - 3.55%

Owner of the herd: Arne Nielsen, Dalby

​Company information

​Danish Livestock Export A/S

CVR: 31069742 


Elbjergvej 49

DK-9610 Nørager​