ProCROSS Rank with major revision for VikingRed and VikingHolstein is ready now. The Selection emphasis for the ProCROSS Rank (PCR) from each breeds’ native index is shifted in order to homogenize body size, enhance production, and improve udder conformation for ProCROSS cows.
With over 20 years of experience in crossbreeding, the ProCROSS company has released an updated ProCROSS Rank (PCR) index—a tool for use by dairy farmers and their consultants to select the best purebred bulls for their ProCROSS herds.
This update is for bulls in the VikingRed and VikingHolstein breeds and these two breeds, along with Coopex Montbeliarde, are used in the 3-breed rotation named ProCROSS.
“ProCROSS is the most successful crossbreeding system because it utilizes the top-ranked bulls from each of three very compatible breeds in its rotation,” says ProCROSS Manager, Stephane Fitamant. “However, the top bulls ranked purebreeding might assort differently for use in ProCROSS.”
Two PCR variations are provided separately for each breed: PCRS is designed for dairy farmers who market milk solids and PCRL is for farmers who are most concerned with liquid volume of milk.