Dr. Christian Fürst:
Dr. Christian Fürst is part of the genetic evaluation team at ZuchtData EDV-Dienstleistungen GmbH, Vienna, and is responsible in particular for carrying out breeding value estimations for longevity, fertility, calving ease, rearing losses, health traits and the calculation of the total merit index as part of the joint German-Austrian-Czech genetic evaluation.
Fleckvieh breeding in Austria – Fit for the future
The milk yield of Fleckvieh cattle in Austria has continuously increased very strongly. Current analyses show that through intensive breeding work, it has nevertheless been possible to keep the meat performance level, which is so important for a dual-purpose breed, stable. In addition, fitness and health traits have also shown a positive development in recent years. One important reason for this positive development is the consistent implementation of genomic selection.