vit provides comprehensive information on cows and bulls to cattle farmers and breeders which is delivered through their organizations and accompanied by appropriate service. vit, as part of the DHI service, prepares monthly reports for herd management in agricultural enterprises, furnishing extensive information on animal performance and health. This and other useful information is also available online and via mobile devices. Ever more farmers use the herd information systems NETRINDmlp and NETRINDkb which enables users to display and to enter additional data. vit has integrated information processing for milk recording (DHI), herdbook keeping (HB) and artificial insemination (AI). vit provides integrated data processing to 11 DHI-associations, all Holstein herdbook associations in Germany, 11 of 12 German beef cattle breeding associations, almost all insemination stations and the breeding and DHI association in Luxembourg.
Since 1965, vit has been working as an information service provider for milk recording, herdbook keeping and insemination organizations. Initially data processing was on mainframe computer systems. We migrated to a new operating system on April 24, 2014. This migration was the largest and most extensive project since the foundation of RLN (predecessor organization of vit), lasting almost eight years. The resulting new serv.it-applications, developed in close cooperation with our members, are well-adapted to perfectly match future tasks and to facilitate further developments.
vit collates and links the data provided by the different organizations. This process is subject to extensive quality checks. As the data is obtained from various sources, it is easier to uncover mistakes and inconsistencies than is the case with isolated data processing. Mistakes are reduced so that only the correct data is used for all purposes. This is a decisive advantage of co-operative data processing by vit.