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…

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…