K.I. SAMEN STARTS COOPERATION WITH HOLDSTAR GENETIQUE IN QUEBEC

Due to the continuous growth in Canada, K.I. SAMEN Canada Ltd decided to start a strategic cooperation with Holdstar Genetique in Quebec. Holdstar Genetique is a well known name for dairy farmers in this province. For a long time, Holdstar has been working on genetic improvement of livestock, in which their customers have absolute confidence. This…

LIST OF A2/A2 BULLS

A growing number of cattle farmers are actively breeding their herd A2/A2, and exclusively using these bulls on their farms. We are regularly asked to publish the full list of A2/A2 bulls. Which we are happy to do here! Please note that some bulls that we have imported from abroad have not yet always received results. However, as soon as we have that…

ONLY GERMANY SEE LINEBACKS NOT AS HOLSTEINS!

The fabulous success of Lineback (also known as Witrik) bull MURPHY in the German market has prompted the Holstein herdbook to register descendants of Murphy with lineback colouration as crosses. A coloured Murphy will be registered as a Holstein, however a Lineback Murphy will no longer be registered in the herdbook as Linebacks are considered…

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS

We recently took some wonderful photos of cows that symbolise the philosophy behind our company. Fientje 642 (s. REMBRANDT) Owner: Mts. Peeters, Kessel Fientje 642 (s. REMBRANDT) Owner: Mts. Peeters, Kessel Grashoek Sleutelbloem (s. PAPARAZZI) Owner: Manouk Brouwer, Kessel Grashoek Sleutelbloem (s. PAPARAZZI) Owner: Manouk Brouwer, Kessel…

BIG ANNA JACOBA 115 VOTED FIRST DUTCH COW OF THE YEAR 2018!

Thanks to Dutch breeding fans, Big Anna Jacoba 115 has been voted best breeding cow in the Netherlands. This election was initiated by the Holstein International Plus, with a special focus on breeding in the Netherlands. We would sincerely like to congratulate the Knoef family on accomplishing this unique result. Their strategy of breeding for durability…

DAUGHTER PICTURES OF YOUNG FUTURE BULLS

We have taken some photos of daughters sired by promising young bulls. Liesbeth 38 (s. LUCKY NUMBER) Owner: Mts. J. en E. Bom-Borkent, Vriezenveen (NL) Liesbeth 38 (s. LUCKY NUMBER) Owner: Mts. J. en E. Bom-Borkent, Vriezenveen (NL) Lina 696 (s. MAIKMAN) Owner: Vreba Melkvee B.V., Vredepeel (NL) Trix 86 (s. REPAIRMAN) OWNER: Mts.…

LONGEVITY: START AT THE VERY BEGINNING!

The longevity of dairy cattle is increasingly being seen as a challenge. Every farmer wants cows that can easily reach an age of eight years, or preferably older, without any problems, but the reality is more complex. At culling, average production in the Netherlands is just about 30,000 kg of milk, while this figure could have exceeded 50,000 kg.…

AGAIN NEW DAUGHTER PICTURES

We have taken some photos of various daughters by bulls who are well-established listings on our bull charts. Geertje 603 (s. MALANDO) Owner:Mts. J.H. & J.H. Hammink, Almelo (NL) Geertje 603 (s. MALANDO) Owner.:Mts. J.H. & J.H. Hammink, Almelo (NL) Maaike 360 (s. ASHBURTON) Owner: Vreba Melkvee B.V., Vredepeel…

BELGIAN BLUE BEEF ON DAIRY BULL

Belgian Blue beef on dairy bulls continue to enjoy immense popularity. K.I. SAMEN has the largest group of proven beef on dairy bulls. This existing group was joined by two new proven bulls in the latest index run. ELANCHER, who is making a pretty impressive debut and ELTIN, who, if the reactions from practice are anything to go by, seems set to rise…

NEW DAUGHTER PICTURES OF K.I. SAMEN BULLS

We have taken some photos of daughters by bulls who are recent additions to our bull charts. Pietje 426 (s. FAIRFAX) Owner: Mts. G.H. & H. Wessels-Hoff, Geesteren (NL) Talke 86 (s. FAIRFAX) Owner: Mr.. A.J.M. Lenferink, Almelo (NL) Corrie 155 (s. KRATOS) Owner: Berghuis C.V., Heeten (NL) Fientje 968 (s. MENTOR)…