A GREAT BOOST FOR TEAM NL

On Friday 28 June at the NRM 2019, K.I. SAMEN presented Team NL with a cheque representing a value of € 2,130. K.I. SAMEN sponsored the Dutch team that competed at the All-European Championship 2019 in Libramont. Of each straw of Bossink Red Max that was sold, 1 euro was donated to Team NL. Gerbrand van Burgstaden and Henk Daaatselaar of Team…

NRM 2019 IN SUMMARY: AMAZING!

The 2019 edition of the NRM is behind us. And this edition proved once again what a unique place to be it is for dairy farmers. The absolute crème de la crème of the Dutch Holstein population battled it out for the individual titles in the show ring, while various progeny groups presented a more informative picture. K.I. SAMEN was one…

BIG MALKI AND VVH REPAIRMAN DAUGHTERS AT THE NRM 2019

K.I. SAMEN will be participating at the NRM show again on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June. And we knew straight away that joining us again on our journey to Zwolle would be a group produced by the highly popular bull Big MALKI. This time, we will not be showing a group of heifers - like two years ago- but instead a group of cows on their second…

BETTER RESULTS WITH K.I SAMEN THROUGH PRACTICAL BREEDING

Although we always have to keep our eyes on the road ahead, it's not a bad thing to turn around and look back. Reflection can help put things into perspective and give you a better idea of how to interpret them.    Compared with April 2018, the survival rate has dropped by an average of four points. But at the same time, the breeding…

NEW FIGURES BELGIAN BLUE BEEF ON DAIRY APRIL 2019

This time, another topper has joined the extensive selection of beef on dairy bulls: ALFA 2 VAN DE PLASHOEVE. With more than 10 proven bulls, and various bulls waiting in the wings for testing and being reared, K.I. SAMEN presents a solid, comprehensive portfolio with a choice you can have the fullest confidence in. Plus, all the straws contain…

WONDERFUL VISUAL IMPRESSIONS

Here are some more wonderful photos for you to enjoy, this time featuring recent images of Malki daughter Sandra 2. There is also a selection of photos of Geronimo daughter Sonja 98, a perfect example of the philosophy behind the company.  Sandra 2 (VG 88) (photo as third calf) (s. Malki)  Owner: H.J. van de Riet, Markelo Sandra 2 (VG 88)…

K.I. SAMEN FIRING LIVE: A SUPERSHOT, BIG MALKI AND NEW: UNDERCOVER!

The bull Cogent Supershot has retained his no. 1 position in the Dutch rankings. He has risen to 341 NVI and as such can be classified as a thoroughbred dairy bull, demonstrating more than 100 kg of fat and protein in his production index. His excellent secondary characteristics and exterior also contribute to making him a true top bull.…

Open House in Wroxeter (Ontario)

Hereby we would like to invite you for an Open House at a farm that uses 80% K.I. SAMEN bulls. The 30th of March H & S Holsteins of the Hofman family  at  90335 Gorrie Line Wroxeter, Canada. You are more than welcome to see the cows from eleven in the morning till three in the afternoon.    During the Open House there will be…

SUPPORT THE DUTCH TEAM AT LIBRAMONT

On 13 and 13 April, the All-European Championship 2019  will be organised in Libramont (Belgium). The final selection has been made to compete in this prestigious European show. One of the selected cows is Bossink Gerda 64, full sister of bull Bossink Red Max.  Bossink Red Max (Curtis  x  Jotan  x  Taco)…

NEW GENERATION CONTINUES THE LIFELONG WORK OF BAS

Last year was certainly a turbulent year - including for us personally: Nancy, Ralph and Bas Jr. The death of our father, Bas, but also all the phosphate-associated problems on dairy farms played an important role in how the year played out.    It is now our turn, as the younger generation, to continue the lifework started by our father.…