Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Geoff Evans, Victoria, Australia

280 cows - 75% Holstein and 25% Reds
237 ha dryland

"We’re on seasonal calving in May, June and July and cows are grassing all year round. On the red cattle we do a three-way cross. We’ve been breeding for high type for 15 years and found that we were decreasing fertility as well as feet & leg problems. Our cows are walking long distances, so therefore strong feet & legs are very important. We find that the Viking sires give us cows with better fertility and more dairy strength".

"We currently have S Ross daughters milking and the conception rates of his daughters were just unbelievable. This season we have 35 Rakuunas plus a dozen Bentos and D Sols to calve. Among the Reds there are some really good looking Fergus heifers. We’re really looking forward to milking many more Viking heifers in the future", Geoff Evans says.
 
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