Fleckvieh cows are healthy, robust and very adaptable to different geographical and climatic conditions. Easy calving, good fertility and a long productive life are, besides the high performance potential for milk and beef, the basis for efficient production. Very good conformation of udders and feet and legs together with the medium body size of the animals is ideal with respect to longevity and feed efficiency.
CRV’s Fleckvieh breeding goal:
The CRV Fleckvieh cows are robust and long-lasting. With a fantastic fitness, excellent health traits, strong feet and legs and correct udders they produce a high amount of milk with a lot of fat and protein. Furthermore they stand for a good fertility – both maternal and paternal.
Crossbreeding with Fleckvieh
Fleckvieh is ideally suited for crossbreeding with dairy and beef breeds as it maximizes the heterosis effect. Fleckvieh can score particularly well as a breeding partner in regions or countries with a high proportion of dedicated breeds. Many dairy producers are fighting health problems in their herds and recognize that, given falling returns from milk, a supplementary income is required to keep their operations profitable. The experience gathered over several years from operations with rotational or upgrading crossbreeding programs have resulted in advantages due, in particular, to: