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. 
 
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TIMELESS13 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: ki@ki-samen.com 
 
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Big ADVENTUREBig 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)
Naam NVO score*

Lvd BW

Lvd RW 12 mths 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths
Ave. % Nederland (NVO) HF     90 76 59 42 28
MAIK 107 880   92 83 69 52 42
JUNO 106 468   93 83 72 57 46
SHOGUN PS 105 725   93 83 68 49 33
MANIAC PS 104 396   93 83 65 47 32
RADON 103 697   89 76 65 49 33
JORRYN 103 253   90 78 63 49 33
SHUFFLE 102 678   88 77 62 50 30
NIVEAU 102 249   90 78 63 46 31
ACTION 101 198   88 80 62 43  
SHERIFF 101 275   87 74 56 42 34
CLIMAX 101 283   90 77 61 43 28
CRACKER W 100 318   88 75 60 44 28
COGENT TWIST 99 376   88 73 57 42  
RAMSES 98 222   91 75 56 38 22
SANTANA 98 204   87 70 55 39 26
NORWIN RF 97 284   88 69 50 37 25
LUCRATIVE RF 96 -22   88 72 54 35 21
TEUS 96 150   86 69 52 35 22
TOMAHAWK 96 -171   84 63 48 41 22
SUNFLOWER PS RF 95 -72   87 70 49 33 22
VIKING WH 95 -26   86 69 51 32 21

 

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
TIMELESS Pp 107   850 88 78 66 53 45
LAWRENCE 105   804 92 83 71 50 33
WAIKATO 104   528 91 80 64 52 34
RED SUNRISE 103   461 93 79 66 48 31
CEDRIC RED 103   305 92 78 64 49 33
RED REFLEX 102   236 89 77 62 46 29
RED IMPULSE 102   486 90 77 57 45 33
LUSTRUM 101   282 89 76 60 44 29
FIREBALL 100   109 92 74 59    
RED MYSTERY 100   377 87 74 58 44 28
MALANDO 98   289 87 72 56 39 24
OUTLAW 98   28 89 72 55    
THUNDER W 97   11 87 72 56 38 23
BENCHMARK 97   -128 87 71 53 36 24
TACKLEBERRY 95   226 83 70 55    
BURNSTYN 95   105 84 66 49 35 22

 

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