The last can be the first!

Breeder Jan Poppe was already struck by Kayne’s potential at birth and even used him twice when he was still a young bull. Although Poppe Kayne (Jacuzzi x Board x Brekem) is on everyone’s radar and deservedly so, there is more to report. The majority of the red-and-white bulls climbed in the ratings and now…

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Focus on what’s important

Dochtergroep (v. Valor Tobor)

Belgian Blue increasingly important K.I. Samen expects that farmers will increasingly turn to Belgian Blue bulls for breeding. For more than 25 years, K.I. Samen has invested in its Belgian Blue beef on dairy breeding programme. The leading positions are dominated by the Dutch proven bulls from K.I. Samen with high calving ease and short…

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50th 100-tonner at K.I. Samen breeding station and dairy farm

Owner Ralph Engelen is proud of reaching this milestone: “We always aim for high longevity and high lifetime production with good component percentages. Our focus on breeding balanced cows is what helps us achieve these results in practice. The addition of Grashoek Liza 421 (s. Lonar) to the already long list of 100-tonners is once…

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Drouner ARAS Pp, a pedigree with top class conformation

Aras Pp represents super conformation With seven generations of excellent cows in his ancestry. He passes on this trait to his daughters who have above average conformation with very good milk production. The heifers have good to very good (quality) udders, which are well balanced with good fore udder attachment. Aras Pp daughters have good…

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Why do farmers choose bulls with BB and A2A2?

Mostwanted Red

Farmers choose cows with the kappa casein BB gene because this yields more cheese from one kilogram of milk. One litre of milk contains about 35 grams of protein, of which approximately 82% is casein and 18% whey. Kappa casein, in particular, has an integral role in cheese making and affects how fast milk clots…

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Jersey on the increase worldwide

As we know, Jersey cows are a more favourable proposition in view of the phosphate rights in the Netherlands. You can have five Jersey cows in your herd compared to four Holstein cows. This calculation has already prompted various farmers in the Netherlands to switch to Jerseys. Another factor is that, with normal production figures,…

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Valor Bisor adds weight to your herd.

Impressive family tree Another impressive feature of Bisor’s family tree is the almost unending list of renowned bulls. It has all the big names! From bulls such as good old Triple and Sheik to more recent bulls such as Rudolph, Mtoto, O-man and Supersire. Their daughters in this line all ranked 84 to 90 points.…

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Can breeding contribute to reducing heat stress in cows?

Colganados JB Aviator SL

1. Heat tolerant genes: Genes are known to contribute to better heat tolerance of cows, such as the genes related to sweat production, regulating the body temperature and adapting to changes in the surrounding climate. 2. Higher antioxidant production: Heat causes oxidative stress in cows, which can lead to damaged cells and inflammation. Targeted selection…

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