GERMANY - DAIRY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIONS (LKV)
Established themselves as self-help organizations for farmers in the states. The LKV of the federal states Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria and Schleswig-Holsein are associates of RDV.
Main functions of LKV
Milk performance and quality testing
Database for milk performance testing and cattle breeding
Development of software for performance testing, herd management and veterinary management
Services for breeders, dairies, other establishments and regional animal breeding administrations
Regional authority for animal tagging and registration
Milk laboratory (only in Schleswig-Holstein)
AUSTRIA – ZAR – CENTRAL ASSOCIATION FOR AUSTRIAN LIVESTOCK BREEDING
In Austria, controlling is organized through ZAR. Its affiliate ZuchtData is an associate of RDV.
Main functions of ZuchtData GmbH
Central database for performance testing and herd management
Development of software for performance testing and herd registry
Breeding value estimation and supervising of breeding programs
Management of research projects
ZuchtData supervises 8 LKV and 18 breeding cooperations.