Karl added that the most valuable characteristics of his ProCROSS cows are that they are “fit” meaning “healthy in all the important traits", he says.
"They have easy calvings; they walk troublefree, they are healthy,” he stated.
When comparing to his Holstein cows, Karl noticed that even if the Holstein cows can produce a bit more milk, the production will not last as the cows will get sick more often than the ProCROSS ones.
“ProCROSS cows produce more steadily, they will last in the herd more, and longevity is a key when it comes to production,” he said.
The combination of VikingRed (Swedish red), the French Montbéliarde and VikingHolstein has proved to be the most profitable cross. The three breeds combine and compensate very well their strong and weak points.