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VikingGoldenCross - your effective crossbreeding concept

Benefits of VikingGoldenCross

VikingGoldenCross is a three-breed rotational crossbreeding system combining VikingHolstein, VikingRed and VikingJersey. It is an effective crossbreeding concept that is especially suitable for spring block-calving herds.

By using VikingGenetics bulls in your crossbreeding program you can be confident that your herd will not only be healthy, but will produce, and will produce well. In addition to the achieved heterosis, each breed brings something different to the cross. 

When you combine the three breeds in a three-way continuous rotation you achieve steady and high heterosis effect, and inbreeding is not an issue as you are using a different breed in each mating. Continuing the systematic rotation of the three breeds in the mating plan, you can get the strong health effects of the three breeds.

Combine the strengths of the three breeds

VikingGoldenCross is the combination of three unrelated, productive and very competitive breeds, all with efficient breed improvement programmes. Breed a robust cow that suits a spring block-calving system. Here you can see the strengths for each of the three breeds that are brought into VikingGoldenCross. 

You get a profitable and uniform herd.

Select your bulls for crossbreeding

Using the best breeds and the best bulls in these breeds is essential for successful crossbreeding. A crossbreeding programme needs to be well planned and organized to produce benefits. 

VikingRed brings:

  • Calving ease
  • Longevity
  • Health

VikingJersey brings:

  • Solids
  • Fertility
  • Hoof health 

VikingHolstein brings: 

  • Milk volume
  • Excellent udders
  • Medium size

Achieve your goals with VikingGoldenCross
The end result is a herd of medium sized cows that have optimum health with superior tolerance to the weather extremes of heat and cold. They are ideally suited to walk long distances between the pasture and the shed because of their economical frame size and strong feet with dark hooves.

What VikingGoldenCross farmers have found is that by crossing the three breeds they get the production from VikingHolsteins, the components from VikingJersey and the health traits from VikingRed. 


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