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Get an insight into the future of cattle breeding. Learn from experts in beef and dairy farming. Listen to The BreedCast — your podcast series on innovative breeding. Are you running out of time to read all the stories and tips on innovative dairy farming? How about taking the latest news with you where ever you go — right in your ears? The BreedCast is a podcast series for dairy and beef producers around the world — produced by VikingGenetics. We invite experts to share their best tips on h ...
 
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Seasonal calving is growing in popularity. In some parts of the world, up to 80% of dairy farmers are using this farming system but challenges with fertility and health can significantly impact their profits. How do you manage seasonal calving well? How do you get the optimum production and profit as a pasture-based farmer? We're joined by a season…
 
Polled genetics in cattle production is on the rise. Consumers, retailers and other parties are asking for better animal welfare. They're questioning the ethics surrounding the dehorning of beef and dairy cattle. But what is polledness in a cow or a bull? How can you use polled genetics in your breeding strategy — and be on the forefront of the fut…
 
Inbreeding can give high, hidden costs in your dairy herd — and be quite difficult to spot. How can you manage inbreeding well? How can you ensure a healthy herd with sufficient genetic variety? In this episode, you get to hear from a Breeding Specialist who's doing a PhD on inbreeding. We're also joined by a Breeding Manager with decades of experi…
 
We're facing a serious situation with food supply and food security around the world. How can you be prepared for the new demands as a dairy or beef farmer? What tools are available to strengthen your milk and beef production in a new, uncertain world? We've invited a Senior Breeding Manager and a dairy farmer, who's also a member of the EU Parliam…
 
As many other dairy farmers, you may have experienced mixed results with artificial insemination of your cows. A successful pregnancy depends on a number of variables, so what can you do to get the best possible results? We've invited an insemination expert and a vet to share their best tips — before, during and after an insemination. Learn about t…
 
When one of your cows is struggling with poor hoof health, it impacts not only the cow's well-being, fertility and milk production. It also has great consequences for the bottom line of your business. So how can you maintain good hoof health and spot the signs early? In this episode, you get to hear from a vet and a breeding advisor on how you can …
 
Feed-efficiency is one of the hottest topics is cattle breeding right now. But how do you actually become more feed-efficient as a farmer? How do you save feed costs, reduce climate impact and improve the welfare of your animals? A high-tech farmer and a feed-efficiency expert will give you latest news on feed efficiency. They will tell you all abo…
 
VikingRed is one of the fastest growing breeds for crossbreeding around the world. But why has it become the secret ingredient in successful crossbreeding today? In this episode, you get to hear from dairy farmer Hayden Ferriman who recently added VikingRed to his herd in New Zealand. We're also joined by two breeding experts who will tell you more…
 
Crossing different dairy breeds can give you an up to 9% higher daily profit. You get healthier, more fertile cows and a higher lifetime production. But what do you need to watch out for before and after you start crossbreeding? In this episode, you get to hear from two breeding experts as they share their experiences and tips from helping farmers …
 
Estimates show that up to 60% of all dairy cows will be inseminated with beef semen by 2030. But how do you make the most of Beef on Dairy in your herd? How do you generate the highest profit and run the most sustainable business? Two experts on the subject will help you navigate the new Beef on Dairy world. They’ll guide you through how to get sta…
 
Are you struggling with Holstein cows that are too big, too hard to get pregnant or too inefficient? Or you might be facing new demands and requirements that can be difficult to navigate? To help guide you to a future-proof Holstein herd, two experts will share their perspective. They will guide you through how you can meet what the consumers, reta…
 
Organic farming can be a lucrative business due to higher milk prices. But because sick organic cows are often more time consuming and costly to treat, you want your organic herd to be as healthy as possible. In this episode, two breeding experts share their best tips on how you can breed healthy and profitable organic cows. They share insights fro…
 
More than 20% of all cow cullings are due to poor fertility and reproductional issues. How can you overcome this in your dairy herd? Two breeding experts share their experiences from helping farmers with fertility issues around the world. They update you on the latest solutions for better fertility and reproduction—and give you a sneak peek into fu…
 
The use of sexed semen in dairy farming is growing exponentially around the world. You may be already using sexed semen in your herd. But are you making the most of it? We've invited two breeding experts to share their best tips on how you can optimise your dairy business with sexed semen. They present the latest tools for a better breeding strateg…
 
The number of Jersey cows are growing around the world. But why are modern dairy farmers switching to Jersey? And why should you consider this smaller breed for your farm? We've invited a leading Jersey expert to share from his 30+ years of experience of working with Jersey famers around the world. Peter Larson gives you his best tips on how to bre…
 
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