NEW SCORES BELGIAN BLUE BEEF ON DAIRY

Another topper joins the extensive selection of beef on dairy bulls: DINO van de GRAASHOOK. With more than 10 proven bulls, and various bulls waiting in the wings for testing or 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 20 million sperm cells, that have been, or will be tested by K.I. SAMEN. 

K.I. SAMEN has the most extensive crossing programme in the Netherlands. Belgian Blue bulls account for the largest share of all breeds used for crossbreeding on dairy. We also study the suitability of other breeds for beef on dairy use. The overview below lists the latest ease of calving scores of the bulls that produce lighter calves.
 

  Maternal calving process (N) Gestation
BRUNO van de PLASHOEVE 130     (+2) 86
DINO van de GRAASHOOK     125     (New!) 96
NOUD van de PLASHOEVE 124     (-1) 93
MENNO van de PLASHOEVE    124     (+3) 91
DORUS van de PLASHOEVE 120     (+0) 99
BOB van de PLASHOEVE      120     (+1) 92
REIN van BOSZICHT    119     (+2) 94
LUCAS van BOSZICHT    117     (+2) 95
ELANCHER van de SIMONSHOEK 115     (+2) 93
ELTIN van MARIS   109     (+4) 96
OKKO van 't ZANDEIND 108     (+0) 98

 

The bulls below still have to be scored:
ALFA 2 – Full brother of ALFA!
SHAUN – a Noud out of a David dam (2x beef on dairy bulls) from the Boszicht pedigree.
SENCO – a luxury bull with a short gestation time for high quality calves.
 
Increase in scores for maternal calving ease of K.I. SAMEN Belgian Blue bulls.
DINO van de GRAASHOOK makes his debut with his first, super scores. He shows high ease of calving which makes him an ideal Belgian Blue bull for beef on dairy use.
 
The scores of ELANCHER and ELTIN show further improvements, whereby ELTIN rises sharply despite just a slight increase in reliability. His scores are expected to improve further based data information from practice. 
 
Please contact one of our K.I. SAMEN breeding advisors for more information or contact our office by e-mail or phone. We are happy to advise you further about the best choice of bull.    
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Dino van de Graashook
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