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Genetic Dairy Breeding “Głogówek” is one of the largest breeding centers of dairy cattle HF (Holstein-Friesian) in Poland variety RW (red and white). The company is also a producer of outstanding quality breeding mateial for pig. The breeding centre has been entered by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development into the groupof strategic animal husbandry companiesof special importance for the national economy, in which the rights
under the shares are performed by the National Centre for Agricultural Support.
The company manages an area of 2328 ha. Plant produduction is carried out using the latest technical achievements and also using the so-called precision farming. Precision agriculture allows you to obtain larger yields of higher quality, it reduces production costs and also environmental contamination.
The main direction of the “Głogówek” Breeding Centre is the breeding of Holstein-Friesian cattle of the red-white variety. The herd counts 730 cows with a capacity of over 11,000 kg of milk from one cow.
In the “Głogówek” Breeding Centre, work is being carried out to improve the herd in terms of longevity of the cows, the speed and ease of milking the cows as well as the number of somatic cells. In order to achieve the set goals, a cow mating programme is carried out, which is classified on the basis of the type and construction assessment as well as the breeding value of dairy traits. The selection of bulls for the cows and heifers is made on the basis of the The Zootechnics Institute published by the National Research Institute in Krakow “Bull breeding valuation” assesed in the country and having an international quotation, ranking bull charts published three times a year in Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland) and the USA and Canada. The cows and heifers with the best characteristics of the type and build are mated with bulls tkat have the best breeding values of anatomic conformation.
Foreign specialists in the field of cattle breeding, who visit the “Głogówek” Breeding Centre, are always pleasantly surprised by the high level of animal husbandry in Głogówek. It should be noted that breeding Holstein-Friesian cattle of the RW variety (the red-white variety) is much more difficult because its population in relation to the black and white variety is much smaller.
Cows and heifers from Głogówek are successful each year at the national and regional exhibitions, gaining the titles of champions and vice-champions, but above all, winning the title of super champions.
Another direction in animal production is pig breeding, which lead to breeding high reproductive qualities and growth rate in the maternal breeds, while high fattening and slaughter yields are valued in the paternal breeds, along with good quality of meat.