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)…

PRETTY AS A PICTURE AND PRODUCTIVE!

Fientje 642 is living proof that pretty and production can go hand in hand! This REMBRANDT daughter already has some 120,000 kg of milk to her name with 3.60% protein. And, a few months ago Fientje 642 triumphed by winning the championships for older cows at the winter show in Asten-Heusden. She is a shining example of the image that we at K.I. SAMEN…

SURVIVAL RATE POLITICALLY INFLUENCED

The many changes to legislation- the well-known phosphate rights - have caused the survival scores of all bulls to drop by an average of three points. This means that the average bulls score clearly lower than we are accustomed to, but this information is always the raw data as presented by CRV u.a.   What is striking however is that a bull such…

PRACTICAL PROVEN BREEDING!

The news item published on the KI-SAMEN website about the index run of 5 April already described how the bulls MALKI and MALANDO have shot up the NVI charts. The higher NVI ratings are partly due to the exceptionally high scores for claw health (a new component of the NVI merit index) awarded to both bulls. Malando scored 109 for claw health, while…

FARMERS WISH INTRODUCES THE FIRST BULL FROM THE UNIQUE AFRA FAMILY: FAWI OLBIA

The maternal line of FaWi OLBIA are the Afras owned by the Lansbergen family from Egmond aan de Hoef. For five successive generations, this family has achieved lifetime production of 100,000 kilos of milk. Durable, trouble-free and amazing stamina are the traits at the cornerstones of the Afras’ success.    The story of the Afras starts…