“KIJK OP DE KOE” OUTSTANDING SUCCESS FOR VVH REPAIRMAN DAUGHTERS

The VVH Repairman daughters made a great impression on the many thousands of visitors to the “KIJK OP DE KOE” event in Hardenberg. The group of six heifers displayed qualities that guarantee trouble-free production and the promise of good longevity.  “Sturdy and robust daughters” “Great legs” “High…

EUROTIER 2018: K.I. SAMEN TO ATTEND WITH A STAND

Interested in the practice of proven genetics, outcross bloodlines and semen with better fertility? Then come and visit the K.I. SAMEN stand at EuroTier. Our enthusiastic German representatives and international team will be ready to greet you!    If you couldn’t come to our local Hardenberg show in the Netherlands, you missed seeing…

305-DAY MILK YIELDS: THE FACTS AT A GLANCE

Once again K.I. SAMEN is publishing the 305-day yields for its bulls with daughters in the milk inspection system. These figures are all averaged on 305 days and we publish them every year.    This year we are pleased to report that we have the first bull to average over 11,000 kg of milk with his daughters in their third list. Of course…

WOODMARSH ASTERIX, SPECIAL OFFER NOW: SEXED SEMEN!

K.I. SAMEN has managed to get hold of the last straws of sexed semen produced by Woodmarsh ASTERIX. Woodmarsh Asterix is among the rare number of bulls to have been marked EX 97 points for conformation. His family excels in conformation and longevity, backed up by very good secondary traits, whereby the fertility of his daughters is sky-high. Asterix…

VVH REPAIRMAN FLEXES HIS MUSCLES

VVH REPAIRMAN was the most interesting newcomer on the last index run. This film shows  Repairman in his luxurious pen so you can admire the wonderful width and power he offers. His daughters will be on display at the show in Hardenberg at the end of the month.    

THE MRÁKOV HOLSTEIN SHOW 2018

The 12th edition of the Holstein Show took place on Wednesday 5 September in Mrákov, Czech Republic. This show is organised every two years by local dairy farm Mrákov in association with Insemina / Václav Šaloun and K.I. SAMEN. A pre-selection of entries was made a month before the show so that 100-120 top quality cattle…

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…