NEW FUTURE BULL: JACQUES
Batenburg Jacques (Jacobus x Guard x Fidelity): a bull with an extremely component-rich pedigree, which also enjoys a highly successful maternal line (the Ginsters). A line that excels in robustness and durability and that regularly produces good breeding bulls.
Jacobus, the sire of Jacques, typifies what all-round means. Plenty of milk with neutral components are wrapped up in a solid, reliable conformation: average sized cows with a good body condition, very good udders and great legs. He also leaves little to be desired in terms of udder health, fertility and durability.
With the Ginsters in his maternal line, Jacques descends from a German cow family that has been bred using the aAa system for generations. Cows culled early do not feature anywhere in this pedigree. This approach has resulted in cows that achieve outstanding lifetime production. Starting with Ginster 2056 (VG 87), Jacques' grand dam, nine generations (with the exception of one) of Ginsters recorded lifetime production of more than 50,000 kg of milk. The only cow that failed to reach that figure was in Jacques' 6th generation. This Ginster 545 (VG 87) managed to produce 47,000 kg of milk. Tracing the line through her Lucky Leo daughter Ginster 935 (VG 88) brings us to Osmond daughter Ginster 1331 (84 points). She is not only the dam of Chrissy daughter Ginster 2722 (VG 85 and Jacques’ great grand dam) but also the dam of O Man daughter Ginster 2545 (EX 90 and the dam of breeding bull Stellando). Although the entire line is known for good components, the youngest generations are the ones that really stand out for in this aspect. Jacques’ dam and grand dam both have lists that feature around or more than 5% fat and 4% protein.
Batenburg Ginster 3800 ((VG 86) dam of Jacques)