BELGIAN BLUE FOR BEEF ON DAIRY

New bulls, proven or being tested, continue to join the ranks at K.I. SAMEN. K.I. SAMEN operates the major crossing programme in the Netherlands. The 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…

SPECKLE PARK – A BEEF BREED WITH VERY LIGHT BIRTH WEIGHTS AND GOOD GROWTH

K.I. SAMEN has been selling Speckle Park semen for eighteen months. Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to Canada, that not only produces lightweight calves but is also a naturally polled breed. The calves are remarkably vital at birth and have a white coat spotted with black.    Numerous maiden heifers have been inseminated with Speckle…

SIRE IN THE SPOTLIGHTS: 361110 FRIDAY

Plataan FRIDAY (Octoberfest x Headliner x Cricket) is a very imposingly built bull from a cow family that shows an excellent breeding performance: The Plataan Fridas.    This jet-black bull offers an interesting aAa code 615 and unlike many other bulls with that type of code, does not have any Ramos or Maik blood in his pedigree. …

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR K.I. SAMEN

Last week, Bas Engelen, co-founder and owner of K.I. SAMEN, passed away suddenly. On Tuesday a farewell service, which was attended by hundreds of mourners, was held in his memory at Melkveebedrijf Grashoek.  Despite the immense sadness felt at the loss of Bas Engelen, one thing is clear: his life’s work must be continued! K.I. SAMEN will…

FAREWELL SERVICE BAS ENGELEN

On Tuesday September 11th Bas Engelen, co-founder and owner of K.I. SAMEN, unexpectedly deceased at the age of 72. Since the founding of the company in 1982 Bas has had a huge influence in the breeding world.  The farewell service will be held on Tuesday 18 September at 11.00 h. The ceremony takes place on the family dairy farm Grashoek, Vliegertsdijk…

KI SAMEN CANADA ATTENDING THE OUTDOOR FARM SHOW IN WOODSTOCK

The 11th, 12th and 13nd of September the Outdoor Farm show in Woodstock (Ontario) will take place.  K.I. SAMEN Canada will be attending this show and invites all customers and other interested people to visit our stand. Out booth is in the Livestock Pavilion, Booth (LP) nr 35. The Outdoor Farm Show is the biggest agricultural Show of Canada. It…

RETENTION RATES AND PHOSPHATE

Because of phosphate legislation, survival figures for all bulls have dropped by an average of three points. In addition, this affects younger bulls more than old bulls, which makes the figures more difficult to understand. Nevertheless, we believe it is important to publish this list again so that everyone can see how things stand with their favourite…

K.I. SAMEN THE GREAT ALL-ROUNDER!

In this fast-evolving world, K.I. SAMEN manages to amaze with quality bulls time and time again by adhering to strict selection requirements. K.I. SAMEN now has another very special bull in its line-up with VVH REPAIRMAN. Not just because of his pedigree and inheritance, but also his unusual aAa code 546312.    VVH Repairman owes his name…

ANOTHER SPECKLE PARK BULL IS AVAILABLE! GLENCARDON CRANSTON

Following the glorious trail blazed by the sire of CRANSTON; Ballough WARRIOR, K.I. SAMEN has decided to make more Speckle Park semen available. CRANSTON is a new Speckle Park bull, who just like his sire gives lightweight calves at birth with very vital traits. The Speckle Park breed is renowned for giving this highly desirable combination of lightweight…

DOZENS OF MALKI DAUGHTERS ON ONE FARM: THE ULTIMATE IN UNIFORMITY!

The previous film we made of their Malki daughters on the farm owned by the Bierings family, a customer of K.I. SAMEN located in Leende, was poetry in motion. Obviously first of all for our customers and business relations, but for us too, seeing such a stunning herd of Malki daughters on one farm is an absolute delight! And we are quite used to amazing…