29 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 07 (Season 3) - Ice Cream & Cheese - Why VikingJersey Excels in USA

    Episode 07 (Season 3) - Ice Cream & Cheese - Why VikingJersey Excels in USA

    Jersey cow populations across the world are booming. Their cost-effectiveness, feed efficiency, good fertility, and high solids production make them highly desirable. In effect, it’s a cow built for the dairy industry of tomorrow.But what makes Jersey milk so desirable for cheese and ice cream production? And what do Nordic genetics have to offer for American dairy farmers?To learn more and get tips on how to get the most out of your Jersey cows, we invited a Jersey breeding expert and an Ame...

    • 40 min
    Episode 06 (Season 03) - Genomic vs. Daughter-proven Bulls - What Are Their Merits?

    Episode 06 (Season 03) - Genomic vs. Daughter-proven Bulls - What Are Their Merits?

    Daughter-proven bulls have been a staple in cattle breeding for generations; they have bred many world-class bloodlines. However, with technological development, more reliable tools have become available. Today, more and more farmers use genomic solutions to fully understand their herd’s potential.So, is this why farmers are transitioning away from daughter-proven bulls toward genomic sires? And do these bulls differ in their breeding values and roles in cattle breeding?To take a deep dive in...

    • 28 min
    Episode 05 (Season 03) - Animal Welfare - Why Breed for Natural Health?

    Episode 05 (Season 03) - Animal Welfare - Why Breed for Natural Health?

    The Nordic countries have the world’s healthiest cows, supported by high production and the lowest use of antibiotics and hormones. Since the 1980s, they have focused on balancing health with production traits. The goal? Breeding long-lasting cows to make dairy farming more profitable and easier.So, how can dairy farmers effectively breed for health to improve fertility, longevity, and production? And how can better animal welfare improve your herd’s efficiency and profitability?To take a dee...

    • 36 min
    Episode 04 (Season 03) - Holstein Excellence - Tips and Tricks to Boost Your Dairy Herd

    Episode 04 (Season 03) - Holstein Excellence - Tips and Tricks to Boost Your Dairy Herd

    Holstein Friesian cows are one of the symbols of dairy farming; nearly 75% of dairy cows worldwide belong to this breed. However, many Holstein farmers who used to select traits to boost production now struggle with herd health, fertility, and cows too large to be efficient.So, how can dairy farmers effectively balance health, fertility, and longevity with milk production? And what can you do to make your Holstein herd more profitable and efficient?To take a deep dive into the breed and get m...

    • 22 min
    Episode 03 (Season 03) - Supporting Dairy Farmers - How Journalists Help Inform Consumers

    Episode 03 (Season 03) - Supporting Dairy Farmers - How Journalists Help Inform Consumers

    The world has put dairy farmers and cows under a magnifying glass. How our food is produced has never been under so much scrutiny from governments, media, and consumers.But what is the best way to inform everyday people about dairy farming? And how can journalists help by promoting the efforts of farmers?To learn more and hear great stories about dairy farmers worldwide, we invited two journalists with over 20 years of experience to share their knowledge of the press’s role in bridging the ga...

    • 34 min
    Episode 02 (Season 03) - Switching Breeds - Are Jersey Cows the Solution?

    Episode 02 (Season 03) - Switching Breeds - Are Jersey Cows the Solution?

    The number of Jersey cows across the world is growing; more dairy farmers are switching from traditional breeds to Jerseys. As larger cows require more space and management costs increase, the smaller yet high-performance Jerseys provide a sustainable alternative.But how can switching breeds be beneficial for your dairy business? And what makes Jersey the ideal breed for this purpose?To learn more and get tips on making the transition go smoothly, we invited two Jersey cow experts to share th...

    • 24 min

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