VIKINGJERSEY – the golden choice

Breeding goal - VikingJersey
The breeding goal for VikingJersey is a healthy cow with good fertility, functional conformation and high production. The breeding goal is described in our NTM Index (Nordic Total Merit), which is an economic index, ensuring maximum progress for all economically important traits and best success for the farmers.
The VikingJersey cow is effective when it comes to transforming feed into milk. The VikingJerseys have good fertility, strong feet, good mammary, good longevity and high milk production. 

Breeding programme - VikingJersey
Genomic selection is an important tool when VikingGenetics finds the genetically best bull calves for the breeding program. In VikingGenetics, we take out genomical tests of 500 Jersey bull calves per year, and the best 40 will be used in AI. We also produce embryos from the top genomically tested Jersey heifers. 
The breeding population in VikingJersey is almost 70,000 milk recorded cows primarily in Denmark. 
Danish Jersey is the world-leader, and VikingGenetics’ Jersey bulls range high in international top lists. 


 Breed statistics 2016

 No. of cows
 70,000  
 Milk, kg
6,995  
 Fat, kg
410  
 Fat, %
5.86  
 Protein, kg
288  
 Protein, %
4.12  
 Fat + protein, kg
698  
 Energy corrected milk (ECM)
8,968