Cow families with a sound pedigree can make all the difference in breeding. The Anna Jacoba-line owned by the Knoef family in Geesteren is a proven example that produces good bulls among its progeny. For instance, several sons out of Jorryn daughter Anna Jacoba 115 score very good transmission figures, based on their productive daughters (including the bull Malki). In the shape of Big Adventure (Spell x Snowman x Jorryn) K.I. SAMEN adds another bull from this family to its range - this time he is a grandson of Anna Jacoba 115.
Adventure's paternal line also includes a bull bred by the Knoef family. Meet Big Spell, a bull descending from the Wietske line with a very complete picture. His daughters start life modestly (as heifers), but steadily ramp up production in each successive lactation (late maturity). With their high components, Spell daughters produce valuable milk and offer durable conformation (not too large and with very good udders and legs). Spell also scores well for udder health and fertility.
But back to Adventure’s maternal line (the Anna Jacoba’s) and Anna Jacoba 115 in particular. This Jorryn daughter has realised an impressive lifetime production figure (almost 90,000 kg of milk) just like her dam Anna Jacoba 106 (more than 60,000 kg), her grand dam Anna Jacoba 97 (more than100,000 kg) and her great grand dam Anna Jacoba 71 (more than 150.000 kg). In addition, the latter three all merit 88 points. Three of Anna Jacoba 115's daughters are currently at work in the dairy parlour at the Knoef farm. The oldest is Shogun daughter Anna Jacoba 126 (VG 87, ave. LV 107). The youngest is an 86-point heifer by Maik (a full sister of Malki) with a lactation value of 110. However, the daughter with the highest lactation values (112 and 121) is Snowman daughter Anna Jacoba 138 (Adventure's dam). She rates 88 points. Whereas most Snowman daughters show a dip in protein contents, Anna Jacoba 138 keeps her protein levels up easily.