22.10.2019
VikingGenetics appoints Henrik Biilmann as new CEO
VikingGenetics is pleased to announce that Henrik Biilmann is appointed as CEO starting 1 February 2020.
22.10.2019
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22.10.2019
Interbull confirms high genetic level for VikingGenetics' bulls
The International Bull Evaluation Service (Interbull) confirms the excellent genetic level for VikingGenetics' bulls for all the traits of economic importance. 
22.10.2019
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14.10.2019
VikingJersey success at annual herd competitions in South Africa
Herd competitions are organised by the different Jersey Clubs in South Africa on an annual base. It has been very popular throughout the years and a lot of emphasis is put on especially type. 
14.10.2019
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28.08.2019
VikingNews 02-19 is online now!
This issue focuses on GoldenCross but also includes the latest on innovation and sustainability and the latest info from the three dairy breeds; VikingHolstein, VikingJersey and VikingRed.
28.08.2019
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12.08.2019
Saved Feed index released in the Nordics 
With the new breeding values in August 2019, NAV (Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation) releases the first part of the Saved Feed index. The Saved Feed index will in the future include two separate breeding values for maintenance efficiency and metabolic efficiency. Many countries and cattle breeding companies have already developed breeding values for feed efficiency, but many of them are struggling with low reliability due to lack of sufficient data. 
12.08.2019
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17.06.2019
End of Financial Year Sale! 
Season Sale is on now! Offers are valid until 30th June or as long as stock lasts. Act fast to get the best offers! 
17.06.2019
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10.06.2019
Put Genetic Diversity At The Core To Avoid Economic Loss 
Genetic diversity is something a successful dairy cattle breeder really should consider when planning the next generation of dairy cows. It is no secret that inbreeding - the mating of related animals - is an invisible, costly and growing hazard for dairy farmers all around the world.
10.06.2019
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06.06.2019
Polled bulls are gaining popularity
There is an increasing interest in using polled bulls, to breed away from horned cows and thereby avoid dehorning of calves. In other countries such as Germany, this is an area that is greatly in focus, and they have many polled bulls to choose between. In the Nordic countries, the focus has been limited until recently. Currently, approximately 10 % of the AI bulls carry polled genes, but this number is increasing. 
06.06.2019
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27.05.2019
Saved Feed Index to be released in autumn 2019
For the past two years, The Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), the Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation (NAV) and the University of Aarhus in Denmark together with VikingGenetics have been working on developing a Feed Efficiency Index that can stand out from other ones available on the market – an index that dairy farmers around the world can trust.
27.05.2019
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24.04.2019
The relation between kg solids to body weight makes Jersey the perfect choice
Dennis and Erin Lomax believe the Jersey cow is the perfect choice when it comes to kilograms of milk solids to kilograms of cow body weight. The Lomax’s are achieving an average of 525 kg milk solids from a 475 average body weight cow.
24.04.2019
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12.04.2019
“It would not feel right milking any other breed”
Jersey Breeder, Rhys Thompson breeds Jersey cows in the upper reaches of the beautiful Mitta Valley, North East Victoria, Australia. Rhys along with his wife Laura and three children, George aged 4, Gracie aged 3 and Harriet aged 1, are the fourth generation also to own the family business and maybe young George will make it number five!
12.04.2019
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11.04.2019
VR Tokyo – The absolute No. 1 bull in Australia
The best production sire with outstanding levels of fat and protein
11.04.2019
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09.04.2019
“The love of cattle breeding was there from the beginning” 
Erik Thompson, Sales Manager for VikingGenetics Australia.
Since a child, Erik has always had a special love for dairy cows. “I was doing something a little different to what the “main pack” was doing,” he recalls. “I certainly share the same passion for dairy cows that my father Bill Thompson was known for in the Australian dairy industry.” 
09.04.2019
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04.04.2019
Hans Peter Lildholdt is an ambassador for VikingRed
As Danish Red cows are not as widespread in Denmark as other breeds, Hans Peter Lildholdt feels he has a bigger responsibility, both in terms of his contribution to breeding and the story of Danish Reds.
04.04.2019
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22.03.2019
Sustainable genetics from the Nordics
Are Nordic cows the best in the world? Watch the video! 
22.03.2019
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18.03.2019
Total merit indexes – NTM vs. JPI
Total merit indexes like NTM (Nordic Total Merit), JPI, TPI NM$ index, PLI, BPI among others are important genetic selection tools. The indexes differ by the traits covered and by the weight allocated to the specific traits.
18.03.2019
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06.03.2019
Optimisation as a growth strategy rather than expansion
Anders Forsberg is operations manager at Gl. Krogaard in Ullerslev on Funen, and he is a man with ambition. He cares for the 250 cows here as though they were his own, because one day they will be.
06.03.2019
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27.02.2019
Viking sends semen, embryos and Jersey heifers to Uganda
With the aim of improving milk production in Uganda, VikingDenmark has entered into a long-term partnership with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in Uganda. 
27.02.2019
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18.02.2019
ProCROSS cows improving the bottom line at Casal de Quintanelas farm 
The Casal de Quintanelas farm is located in Sintra, Portugal and has been using the ProCROSS system since 2007. The farm has 370 ProCROSS cows and owner, Antonio Castanhe­ria, took over the farm after managing it for several years.
18.02.2019
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08.02.2019
"NTM has certainly turbo charged breeding"
Bjørn Lyngholm bases his breeding work on NTM at his farm near Gørding in Denmark. An enterprise that has now added a bull, VJ Dandi, to its breeding programme.
08.02.2019
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31.01.2019
NTM is about money
As a dairy farmer, you are a very busy person, and you need to be an expert on so many things to keep your farm running. 
31.01.2019
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30.01.2019
High quality offspring by using cutting-edge tools in Rabbalshede farm in Sweden
Tomas Moberg and his brother Björn are the fourth generation with a passion for cattle breeding on Rabbalshede farm. 
30.01.2019
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23.01.2019
The couple behind VR Wild: “NTM is what counts for us”
Nita and Jakob Gade have 385 Danish Red cows on their Stakildgaard farm, and their breeding strategy links in NTM to achieve the best possible end results.
23.01.2019
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22.01.2019
Follerbakken Holstein Herd in Denmark
Ella and Soren Kaae have 240 Holstein cows in their herd, Follerbakken, close to Frederikshavn in the very north of Denmark.
22.01.2019
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17.01.2019
Identifying genetic disorders with genomic testing
Genetic information will be published in the Nordic national cattle databases in Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, and it is already available on all bull profiles on VikingGenetics’ websites.  
17.01.2019
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10.01.2019
VH Don Red - the bull from Vammen Holstein
Kim Fagerlin has added VH Don Red - the first ever Red Holstein bull, that is now top of the list in the breeding programme.
10.01.2019
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02.01.2019
"We always use a narrow spectrum of antibiotics"
Sofia Muñoz is a district vet based on the west coast of Sweden and employed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture - a government agency. She explains that they are not only responsible for border control and official tasks but are also active in both large and small animal practices.
02.01.2019
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07.12.2018
"In our barn Mastitis is 1% in average, and we are happy with this"
Erik Dolby and his wife Anne-Marie have been breeding for a medium sized cow at Fuglsøgaard farm in Denmark and as a result of this strategy, they are now increasing production while decreasing diseases in their herd.
07.12.2018
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16.11.2018
“The mix of passion for cows with the curiosity of people is what I enjoy the most.”
Sara Wiklert Peterson, Head of Sales, in charge of the three priority export markets for VikingGenetics: United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. She is a member of the Management team and the chief manager at VG Skara, Sweden. Sara was also in charge of the Export Manager group to global markets and a pioneer in the development of the crossbreed system, ProCROSS. 
16.11.2018
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17.10.2018
Total merit indexes – NTM vs. TPI 
Total merit indexes like NTM (Nordic Total Merit), TPI, NM$ index, PLI, BPI among others are important genetic selection tools. The indexes differ by the traits covered and by the weight allocated to the specific traits
17.10.2018
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09.08.2018
August Proofs - New proofleaders!
The August proof run has given us new proofleaders for VikingHolstein, VikingRed and VikingJersey. For enquires and availability of the bulls in Australia contact VikingGenetics Australia on 02 60713 007
09.08.2018
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09.08.2018
NewVikings - VikingJersey
With the August proof run we reveal new bulls available in our international lineup! For enquires and availability of the bulls in Australia contact VikingGenetics Australia on 02 60713 007
09.08.2018
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09.08.2018
NewVikings - VikingRed
With the August proof run we reveal new bulls available in our international lineup! For enquires and availability of the bulls in Australia contact VikingGenetics Australia on 02 60713 007
09.08.2018
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09.08.2018
NewVikings - VikingHolstein 
With the August proof run we reveal new bulls available in our international lineup! For enquires and availability of the bulls in Australia contact VikingGenetics Australia on 02 60713 007
09.08.2018
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08.08.2018
Final Stock Sale On Now! 
Great offers on bulls! 
08.08.2018
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30.07.2018
Denmark's top three high-producing herds - Torben Thorsen
Meet Torben Thorsen - owner of Denmark’s highest yielding mixed herd
30.07.2018
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23.07.2018
Denmark's top three high-producing herds - Bjarne V. Hansen 
Meet Bjarne V. Hansen - owner of the highest yielding herd in Denmark.
23.07.2018
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16.07.2018
Denmark's top three high-producing herds - Lars Remme
Meet Lars Remme - the owner of the highest yielding organic herd in Denmark.
16.07.2018
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10.07.2018
Time for fine-tuning at the organic farm Lövåsa in Sweden
Dag Arvidsson, the owner of Lövåsa farm, is an early adopter when it comes to new genetics, first buying embryos 20 years ago. “Two years ago I started to genomically test all females and use the bottom 30% of the herd for beef. This is the fastest way to make genetic progress in the herd,” he says. 
10.07.2018
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27.06.2018
Lower methane production through breeding
Methane emissions release both energy and  a potent greenhouse gas. VikingGenetics is conducting research with the aim of reducing methane emissions – not only to help the environment but also to improve dairy cow efficiency. Research into methane emissions has been pursued in parallel with research into feed efficiency.
27.06.2018
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06.06.2018
Interesting times ahead for world milk markets
After the milk crisis of 2015-2016, demand for milk on international markets eventually out-paced supply, and prices began to recover. This is the first market-driven growth period in Europe since the removal of production quotas.
06.06.2018
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28.05.2018
Damian Watson is our new Business Development Manager!
Damian Watson started today 28th of May as Business Development Manager Australia, and have his office in Tallangatta, Australia.
28.05.2018
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26.04.2018
Does the perfect genetic index exist?
Total merit indexes like NTM (Nordic Total Merit), NM$ index, TPI and NVI among others are important genetic selection tools. They combine the traits that are of economic importance for dairy business into one package. The indexes differ by the traits covered and by the weight allocated to the specific traits. NTM places 53% of the total weight on health and reproduction traits, 30% on production and 17% on 
26.04.2018
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12.04.2018
April proofs - VikingGenetics delivers No. 1 Red sire and No. 2 Holstein proven sire
VikingGenetics Australia has delivered the Top 1 Red sire and Top 2 Holstein proven sire for the April ABV’s. 
12.04.2018
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05.04.2018
Breeding for High Production with Low Use of Antibiotics is Possible 
The dairy farmers in the Nordic countries clearly understand that breeding is a crucial part of ensuring a successful dairy business and just as important as finance, feeding and management. 
05.04.2018
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14.03.2018
VikingNews 1-18 is online!
The latest issue of VikingNews is in print and soonto be sent out. 
14.03.2018
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08.03.2018
Extraordinary health improvement in the Swedish dairy cattle breeding 
By approaching cattle health through breeding as early as the 1980s, the Nordic countries had considerably cut the incidence of diseases. 
08.03.2018
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28.02.2018
Bulls of the year 2017 - Australian Top Sellers
We previously published our best-selling Global VikingGenetic’s bulls but here we present our Top Bulls for 2017 in Australia! 
28.02.2018
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22.02.2018
Bull of the year 2017 
We have taken a look at our sales figures for 2017 and found the most used sires in our export markets in 2017. They are all very good sires with excellent breeding profiles. 
22.02.2018
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09.02.2018
Prosperous breeding made by strong women 
It is quite common for women to be in charge of the breeding plan in dairy farms in Finland, one of the VikingGenetics countries. Women have been doing this for decades, and there is no reason for this to change. 
09.02.2018
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25.01.2018
VikingGenetics at BCBC conference in UK - Breeding as a tool to reduce the use of antibiotics
VikingGenetics is encouraging cattle breeding industry in UK to use breeding as an efficient tool to reduce the use of antibiotics at BCBC conference in Telford. Head of Breeding at VikingGenetics, Lars Nielsen, gave a presentation about the successful Scandinavian breeding programme. 
25.01.2018
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22.01.2018
VikingGenetics’ bulls dominate Ayshire top lists in Canada
December 2017 proofs show that VikingGenetic's bulls dominate Canadian Ayshire bull and cow lists
22.01.2018
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21.12.2017
Christmas Greeting from our CEO Rex A. Clausager
See our CEO's video greeting for the holidays! 
21.12.2017
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15.11.2017
VikingDefence™ - WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13.-19.11.2017
On Monday, the World Health Organization started World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The whole world is turning its eyes to the issue of the rising use of antibiotics. Only with joint efforts on a global scale, we can tackle this problem and avoid the excess and vain use of antibiotics. Rising usage of antibiotics leads to more bacteria that are medicine resistant and the treatment of different illnesses becomes harder. 
15.11.2017
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