13 episodes

Get an insight into the future of cattle breeding. Learn from experts in beef and dairy farming. Listen to The BreedCast — your podcast series on innovative breeding. Are you running out of time to read all the stories and tips on innovative dairy farming? How about taking the latest news with you where ever you go — right in your ears? The BreedCast is a podcast series for dairy and beef producers around the world — produced by VikingGenetics. We invite experts to share their best tips on how to breed healthy, efficient, trouble-free cows. Get updated on:•Solutions that can help you breed for better fertility, healthier cows, higher production, and a greater quality of life•Technologies that can make your dairy or beef business more profitable•Future trends in innovative cattle breeding are on the horizon. We like to keep the vibe of The BreedCast warm and informal — just like a skilled advisor visiting your farm. Do you have a topic in mind for a future BreedCast episode?We'd love to hear from you! Enjoy the BreedCast - innovative breeding in your ears.

The BreedCast - innovative dairy breeding in your ears VikingGenetics

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Get an insight into the future of cattle breeding. Learn from experts in beef and dairy farming. Listen to The BreedCast — your podcast series on innovative breeding. Are you running out of time to read all the stories and tips on innovative dairy farming? How about taking the latest news with you where ever you go — right in your ears? The BreedCast is a podcast series for dairy and beef producers around the world — produced by VikingGenetics. We invite experts to share their best tips on how to breed healthy, efficient, trouble-free cows. Get updated on:•Solutions that can help you breed for better fertility, healthier cows, higher production, and a greater quality of life•Technologies that can make your dairy or beef business more profitable•Future trends in innovative cattle breeding are on the horizon. We like to keep the vibe of The BreedCast warm and informal — just like a skilled advisor visiting your farm. Do you have a topic in mind for a future BreedCast episode?We'd love to hear from you! Enjoy the BreedCast - innovative breeding in your ears.

    Episode 01 (Season 02) - Why Food Supply is Relevant to Dairy Farmers

    Episode 01 (Season 02) - Why Food Supply is Relevant to Dairy Farmers

    We're facing a serious situation with food supply and food security around the world. How can you be prepared for the new demands as a dairy or beef farmer? What tools are available to strengthen your milk and beef production in a new, uncertain world? 
    We've invited a Senior Breeding Manager and a dairy farmer, who's also a member of the EU Parliament, to share their perspectives. They also share their predictions of what challenges might be next. 
     Guests:
    Jakob Lykke Voergaard, Senior Breeding Manager for VikingRed at VikingGenetics
    Asger Christensen, Member of the EU Parliament and dairy farmer
    Host:
    Hielke Wiersma

    • 25 min
    Episode 02 (Season 02) - Managing Inbreeding in Cattle Production - Pitfalls and Rewards

    Episode 02 (Season 02) - Managing Inbreeding in Cattle Production - Pitfalls and Rewards

    Inbreeding can give high, hidden costs in your dairy herd — and be quite difficult to spot. How can you manage inbreeding well? How can you ensure a healthy herd with sufficient genetic variety? 
    In this episode, you get to hear from a Breeding Specialist who's doing a PhD on inbreeding. We're also joined by a Breeding Manager with decades of experience in breeding for health and performance. Both of them share their best tips on how to manage inbreeding in your herd — and reveal why some inbreeding can actually be good. 
     Guests:
    Saija Tenhunen, Ph.D. student and Breeding Specialist at VikingGenetics
    Peter Larson, Product Manager for VikingJersey, at VikingGenetics
    Host:
    Hielke Wiersma

    • 24 min
    Episode 11 - How to avoid poor hoof health in your herd

    Episode 11 - How to avoid poor hoof health in your herd

    When one of your cows is struggling with poor hoof health, it impacts not only the cow's well-being, fertility and milk production. It also has great consequences for the bottom line of your business. So how can you maintain good hoof health and spot the signs early?
    In this episode, you get to hear from a vet and a breeding advisor on how you can improve the hoof health in your herd. 
     Guests:
    Kaj Abrahamsen, Chief Veterinarian, VikingGenetics. Also a member of RepVet, an advisor to the European Union. 
    Jim Bruce, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, VikingGenetics
    Host:
    Louise Rønn Svane

    • 30 min
    Episode 10 - Artificial insemination — maximise your conception rate

    Episode 10 - Artificial insemination — maximise your conception rate

    As many other dairy farmers, you may have experienced mixed results with artificial insemination of your cows. A successful pregnancy depends on a number of variables, so what can you do to get the best possible results?
    We've invited an insemination expert and a vet to share their best tips — before, during and after an insemination. Learn about the cow, the heat, the environment, the semen, the equipment and the timing.
     Guests:
    Niels Haulrik Kristiansen, Head of Training Division for Artificial Insemination Technicians, VikingDanmark
    Kaj Abrahamsen, Chief Veterinarian, VikingGenetics. Also a member of RepVet, an advisor to the European Union. 
    Host:
    Louise Rønn Svane

    • 29 min
    Episode 09 - VikingRed — your secret ingredient in successful crossbreeding

    Episode 09 - VikingRed — your secret ingredient in successful crossbreeding

    VikingRed is one of the fastest growing breeds for crossbreeding around the world. But why has it become the secret ingredient in successful crossbreeding today?
    In this episode, you get to hear from dairy farmer Hayden Ferriman who recently added VikingRed to his herd in New Zealand. We're also joined by two breeding experts who will tell you more about VikingRed and how this breed can help you breed healthy, fertility and long-living cows.
     Guests:
    Hayden Ferriman, dairy farmer, Three Leaf Farm, New Zealand
    Jakob Lykke Voergaard, Senior Product Manager for VikingRed, VikingGenetics
    Jim Bruce, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, VikingGenetics
    Host:
    Louise Rønn Svane

    • 30 min
    Episode 08 - Feed-efficient cows for a better tomorrow

    Episode 08 - Feed-efficient cows for a better tomorrow

    Feed-efficiency is one of the hottest topics is cattle breeding right now. But how do you actually become more feed-efficient as a farmer? How do you save feed costs, reduce climate impact and improve the welfare of your animals? 
    A high-tech farmer and a feed-efficiency expert will give you latest news on feed efficiency. They will tell you all about the new CFIT Technology and Saved Feed Index — and how these tools can help you breed for a more sustainable future.
     Guests:
    Jan Lassen, PhD and Senior Project Manager, VikingGenetics
    Anders Levring, Chairman of the Board, VikingDanmark and owner of two dairy farms
     
    Host:
    Louise Rønn Svane

    • 27 min

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