Magdalena and Simon Sundell own Haxäng Mjölkgård AB in Brunflo in the middle of Sweden. Here they run an organic dairy farm. It was the previous owner who started ProCROSS in 2014. He was dissatisfied with the durability of his Holstein and found that when they got sick, and they never recovered.
In 2018, Magdalena and Simon bought the farm and in the same year they had a ProCROSS meeting together with Växa. After the 2018 drought, they decided to go all in. Today they are very happy with that decision.
"If you are interested in ProCROSS, just go for it, you won't be disappointed.”
“The calves have great growth”, says Simon. The heifers grow more than 1kg per day and at 92 days of age they weigh between 150-160kg. “In the past, there was always a shortage of heifers. The heifers are getting better every year, and now we have a surplus and must sell some.”
They are also very happy with the animals’ temperament. Our cows and heifers are very friendly and easy to handle. They are easy to pick up and work with. At the same time, they have their own will and drive to go to the robot.
“If you are interested in ProCROSS, just go for it, you won’t be disappointed.” They regret not starting sooner. “Don’t try a little with the worst cows. The bad cows don’t get good offspring just because they are crossbred. If you want to run ProCROSS, just go for it 100%.”
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