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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 values of the majority of bulls have risen. All the problems with phosphate legislation have left deep scars on many farms. Independent research has revealed that the correlation between survival rates and breeding values is the highest with stature as the negative decision factor. In other words, the larger the daughters of a bull are, the sooner they will be culled. Despite this fact, and despite the fact that more and more farmers in America, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands are reporting this tendency. The imbalance between theory and practice is amplified and that is not in the interests of the Dutch breeding sector and its dairy farmers.
|TIMELESS: 13 years old and still going strong.|
The future belongs to trouble-free, long-lived cows. We therefore try to acquire bulls that originate from pedigrees that have succeeded in achieving high lifetime production for generations. Cows are reaching a higher age thanks to the farmer's approach to husbandry, housing systems, water and feed, but also thanks to better breeding techniques. Cows are living things, not numbers. That's why we carefully look at what we breed and how the results translate into practice. Breeding needs an understanding of cattle, and not just doing the maths on a calculator.
Farmers wanting productive, trouble-free cows with great persistence, make the right choice by working with K.I. SAMEN. Practical proven breeding!
If you have any questions about breeding on your farm or generally, please contact us. We will try and answer you as fully and quickly as possible Call: + 31 (0) 77-3586789 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com
|Big ADVENTURE: Big Adventure, a product of the durable, highly productive cow family that includes Big Malki and Big Clyde.|
Table: Survival score and survival rates K.I. SAMEN bulls (*= NVO survival score)
|Lvd RW||12 mths||24 mths||36 mths||48 mths||60 mths|
|Ave. % Nederland (NVO)||HF||90||76||59||42||28|
|SUNFLOWER PS RF||95||-72||87||70||49||33||22|
|Naam||NVO-score*||Lvd BW||Lvd RW||12 mths||24 mths||36 mths||48 mths||60 mths|
|Ave. % Nederland (NVO)||RHF||90||76||59||42||28|