150 Years of CRV
150 Years of CRV
Producers across the globe take notice every day on their operations. Raw materials are becoming scarcer, policymakers are placing higher environmental demands, and consumers have growing expectations concerning farm management.
But change is timeless. Challenges have always existed and producers have always found solutions to meet these challenges. In times of uncertainty, we support you; we proceed together.
The industry is evolving, but you can count on CRV. Innovating for 150 years!
CRV has Served Producers from All Over the World
150 Years of Innovations
Over the past 150 years, CRV has served farmers from all over the world with innovations such as:
- SireMatch for optimal mating and inbreeding prevention.
- HerdOptimizer to select your best animals for breeding.
- FeedExcel to breed a feed efficient and environmental herd.
In the next 150 years, CRV will continue serving producers to create better cows for their herds and a better life for farmers.
Our Innovation Creating Value for Producers
The foundation of the Cattle Improvement Co-operative, currently known as CRV, traces back to the year 1874. On December 5, 1874, the Dutch Cattle Herdbook (N.R.S) was founded in Amsterdam marking the beginning of the Cattle Improvement Co-operative in the Netherlands. A few years later, livestock farmers in Flanders took the initiative to jointly register cattle.
After the establishment of the Herdbook for registration, the introduction of conformation assessment, milk control, breeding value estimation and Bull Advice Program followed.
More recently the development of genomic testing and the FeedExcel breeding strategy for increasing feed efficiency have followed.