"We are an intensive grazing herd located in Eastern Texas. We milk 1,500 cows and also raise 1,200 replacement heifers. Our cows graze 10 months of the year on 450 acres. The production average for our ProCROSS herd is 64 pounds of milk with 4.1% fat and 3.3% protein."
305 cows (260 ProCROSS / 45 Holsteins)
10.016 L Average production per cow in 2019
48.439 Average lifetime production/cow
2008 ProCROSS since
37 % Health: reduction of 37% of health costs in 9 years
4 Health: reduction of 37% of health costs in 9 years
“The crossbred cows are doing better than the Holsteins; they have better fertility traits, their hooves and legs are also very good, and we have the feeling the cows will be more durable, because their general health is really good.”
GAEC de Goulenez Farm in Brittany, western France:
120 cows (80% ProCROSS/20% Montbéliarde by Coopex)
Owned by Didier Le Bris and Cyril Mignon
System: Grazing – on average 10 months/year
The ProCROSS adventure started in 2011 at Skråmered Farm. Here, the 100% ProCROSS herd is now one of the most efficient in Sweden and has been ranked N°1 for yield in the area of Halland and number 3 across whole Sweden.
The herd was designated the most productive organic herd in the Halland area (western Sweden) in 2019. Performance results include 647kg more milk and +0.1% higher fat from the ProCROSS than from the farm’s Holstein cows.
“They have really good reproduction. We don’t see much difference in milk production
between our Holsteins and the ProCROSS cows but the crossbreds stay in the herd longer.
About 80% of our herd are ProCROSS and 20% are Holsteins right now.”