A EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR A RELIABLE CATTLE BREEDING

CONAFE

For the improvement of the Holstein breed in Spain

About CONAFE

CONAFE is a key player of the genetic improvement of the Holstein breed in Spain

 

At its core, CONAFE is serving the interests of more than of more than 6,000 Holstein breeders, members themselves of the regional Holstein associations in Spain, and having registered more than 760,000 animals in the Holstein breed.

CONAFE is responsible for herdbook, type recording, milk recording database management, as well as for genetic evaluations on Spanish scale. The Spanish breeders’ association also contributes to the promotion of the Holstein breed and to the training of the farmers.

CONAFE is encouraging genotyping in Spain and provides monthly genomic evaluations for Holstein males (30% of the genotypes) and females (70% of the genotypes).

 

EuroGenomics Associates in Spain

Since 2011, CONAFE is contributing to the EuroGenomics reference population, thanks to the contribution of four A.I. organizations in Spain:

aberekin

xenética fontao

ascol

genétical

 

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Key facts:

  • Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
  • Registered live Holstein cows: 494,900
  • Milk recorded Holstein cows: more than 70% of the registered ones
  • Average milk production (305 days): 9,700 kg milk, 3.62% fat, 3.20% protein
  • Number of inseminations per year: 900,000

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With temperatures in Spain ranging from extremely cold in the winter to scorching in the summer, the Holstein animals in Spain have to face adaptation.