GENERAL HEALTH - GENETIC POTENTIAL 
To resist reproductive, metabolic and feet & leg diseases, 
without compromise on production and efficiency
Would you like to improve the health status in your herd and achieve higher efficiency?
If you are looking for ways to improve health in your dairy herd, no other company offers a more reliable and well-documented solution for improving health through genetics than VikingGenetics does. With more than three decades of breeding selection on health traits, our genetics can transmit superior health characteristics.

General health index in NTM

In our NTM index, the general health index describes a bull’s daughters’ genetic potential to resist reproductive, metabolic and feet & leg diseases. This trait includes breeding values for:
The general health index is calculated based on health records made by veterinarians during the first three lactations. Official registrations are done for all cows on all farms in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. That results in a high reliability of breeding values for general health.


Healthy cows mean long-lasting cows
By breeding for better health, your cows will stay longer in your herd. Longevity has the highest correlation to daughter fertility, general health, hoof health and udder health (all around 40% correlation) meaning that these traits are the most important for a cow’s productive life!

Download our leaflet about general health for more information