• Lifetime Production of Dutch Dairy Cows Rises to New Records

    In the financial year 2022-2023, the average lifespan and lifetime production of dairy cows in the Netherlands has continued to rise. Last financial year, the culled cows produced an average of 38,327 kg (84,497 lb) of milk and 3,048 kg (6,720 lb) of fat and protein. That is 926 kg (2,041 lb) of milk and 77 kg (170 lb) of fat and protein more than in the previous financial year. The lifespan of the culled herd book cows rose by almost three weeks, to 2,255 days. This emerged from the annual milk recording statistics of the CRV cooperative.