Most efficient Belgian Blue beef on dairy programme
K.I. SAMEN has an extensive range of Belgian Blue breeding bulls for beef on dairy originating from well-known farms that are widely recognised in breeding circles. For many years, selection has been based on calving ease and shorter gestation times. This focus makes our extensive offering of bulls the most efficient breeding programme for Belgian Blue beef on dairy use in the Netherlands. Our wide range of bulls from proven family lines allows us to always offer the best match for your cows.
Calving ease and shorter gestation
Choosing a bull from the most efficient breeding programme for BB beef on dairy means choosing proven maternal ease of calving and shorter gestation times. The shorter gestation time means the cows start lactating again sooner, which has a positive effect on milk production and higher yields. For many years, K.I. SAMEN has selected its bulls based on calving ease and shorter gestation times. This strategy has benefits for farmers in the barn and in their bank balance.
The statistics reveal that a breeding value of 100 results in an average of 14.5% heavy calf birth weights, whereas a breeding value of 120 results in 6.7% heavy calf birth weights. A high weight at birth increases the risk of mortality and has a negative effect on milk production. Choosing easy calving and a short gestation time will boost the efficiency of your herd.
Optimise your performance with sexed semen
Using sexed semen gives the most reliable guarantee of progeny with the desired gender. To create sexed semen, pure semen (not mixed semen) must be sorted according to sex. This process separates the female (X-chromosomes) and male (Y-chromosomes) cells. The technique applied to produce sexed semen has proven to have an accuracy of 93%. Although multiple variables determine the accuracy of the sorting process, the minimum accuracy is never below 87%.
Promoting profit through faster conception
The use of mixed semen has become commonplace in more and more countries as it increases the chance of conception. Numerous international studies have independently demonstrated that mixed semen has a better fertilising ability than the semen of the individual bulls. The production of mixed semen has been approved in the Netherlands since 21 April 2021. K.I. SAMEN is the first breeding organisation in the Netherlands to produce mixed semen.
Highest conception rate with TRIMIX
K.I. SAMEN’s breeding programme focuses on creating cows with high longevity and high lifetime production. Fertility is an important theme on farms that aim for durability and efficiency. Poor fertility is the main reason for culling, and money has already been invested in the cow. A shorter calving interval increases the average production and boosts efficiency and profitability. There are various factors that impact on a cow’s fertility but selecting a bull with a higher rate of conception considerably increases the likelihood of pregnancy. For the highest chance of conception, we recommend using Trimix mixed semen - a mix of semen from three bulls.
Good calving ease and a higher conception rate!
Trimix Easy contains mixed semen from Bob van de Plashoeve, Elancher van de Simonshoek and Alfons van de Graashook. This combination gives a higher chance of conception and good caving ease.
Specialists in calving ease!
Trimix Easy 2 contains mixed semen from Bob van de Plashoeve, Elancher van de Simonshoek and Menno van de Plashoeve. Adding Menno to the mix creates a combination with even higher calving ease and a higher chance of conception.
The highest conception rate!
Trimix Fertile stands for the highest conception rate. Mixing semen from Bob van de Plashoeve, Elancher van de Simonshoek and Jaap 2 van de Plashoeve creates competition between the spermatozoa, which maximises the chance of conception.
More muscularity and meat!
Increase the conception rate and produce progeny with more muscularity and meat . The combination of Riveur van Maris, Rowan van Maris and Joep van de Plashoeve makes this possible.
More muscularity and meat !
Trimix Robust containing the combination of Senco van Maris, Rowan van Maris and Joep van de Plashoeve is a very good alternative to Trimix Luxe.