Customer testimonials

Cristina and Ernesto Garnero, VikingRed

Argentina


The Garnero family milk 100 cows in Argentina. All the cows of their herd are now daughters of VikingRed bulls, however  some of them are still black coloured since the couple had a pure Holstein herd before. ”The difficult calvings are over, the solids have improved as well as the udder health since we are using VikingRed”, Ernesto Garmero says. The life of Cristina and Ernesto became easier with genes from VikingRed. Their cows are so healthy that they can sell between 30 and 40 pregnant heifers, every year, which means an important income to their dairy business. 

Sam Graham, VikingRed 

Australia


“We have been using VikingRed for a very long time and we are now in the 8th or 9th generation. That’s why I can confirm that these cows are really extremely healthy and that they can calve all year round. They are a very reliable ally.” Sam Graham is the owner of Beaulands, on Comerong Island Road, Numbaa, Australia. His herd consists of 500 VikingRed cows and his farm was one of the pioneers in introducing the VikingGenetics red breed in Australia.

Marianne Jansson, All breeds

Sweden


“We feel safe with VikingGenetics. Viking works on the goal that we like; a big focus on health and production. Our strict veterinary rules where only vets can prescribe antibiotics make me feel proud, and we are far advanced in the way we think about antibiotic resistance,” Marianne Jansson, one of the owners of Noltorp Farm in Skara, Sweden, with 70 milking cows, 40 VikingHolstein, 20 VikingRed, 10 VikingJersey. Production: 11,148 kg milk, 4.3% fat and 3.5% protein in organic production.

Aidan Deasy, VikingHolstein

Ireland


“Health traits are the biggest thing really, I'm happy with my production. I have a commercial kind of herd, so I am not gambling anymore, I am going for the safest option.” Aiden Deasy, owner of Ballyheada Farm in Cork, Ireland. With a Holstein herd of 180 cows, Aidan is now looking more closely at the traits that can make it possible to have cows suitable for his milking robots.


Cristian Perat, VikingHolstein

Spain


“We have given the highest priority to the trait Daughter Fertility. We had lots of problems getting our Canadian and American cows pregnant and a lack of fertility was the major reason for culling in our herd. And the second most important trait is temperament, it is so important that the cows are easy to work with. As to the reliability of the proofs, that is something that we always liked. The cow is going to be exactly as the proofs say, the evaluations are very reliable,” Cristian Perat, who together with his brother Héctor, manages the family dairy business Agropecuaria Perat in Catalonia, Spain. They have a 1,450 head Holstein herd of which 820 cows are in production. 


Jorn Mikkelsen, VikingJersey

Denmark


“I know I have the production guarantee so when I'm selecting traits I like to focus on health traits such as strong legs and well attached udders; so you can see that health is not an issue with my cows,” Jorn Mikkelsen of Stenhøjvej, Hinnerup, Denmark. The Mikkelsen’s farm has 99 VikingJersey cows, with an average production of 9,197 Kg Energy Corrected Milk (ECM), with an outstanding 5.75% in fat and 4.17% in protein.