Rijnhof DG Brian (Beat x Balisto x Uno) is a well-developed bull from an extensive maternal line with roots in the United States, but he is currently making waves in Europe. The traits that really stand out in this line (and that equally applies to Brian's sire Beat) are the genetic inheritance of high milk and protein production and the great development in terms of conformation.
The projected high scores for inheritance of Brian’s sire Beat made him a very popular choice as a bull sire. Descending from Boss x Snowman his pedigree includes top flight bulls that rank among the best for traits including production. They also fight a good corner in the conformation stakes by passing on good statures and plenty of width, excellent udders and great legs.
Brian's maternal line virtually replicates the qualities of his paternal line, with an inclination for protein production that is certainly as high. For example, Nikita (VG 86), Brian's dam, noted a first list with a protein content of more than 3.60% (LW 116) and grand dam Nyala (VG 86) scored a first lactation with more than 3.50% protein. As they were both flushed, they were unfortunately relatively old heifers at calving. Grand dam Nyala attracted widespread interest which resulted in a fabulous sale price of € 84,000. After Nyala, we come across Big Time daughter Noma (VG 89) in the pedigree line, followed by Nemo (VG 87) and Neblina (VG 87). The latter is the first cow with this pedigree to perform on European soil. After Neblina this cow family numbers another five generations of American cows noting at least 85 points, bringing the total to ten generations of VG cows.