Well balanced cow Grashoek Tonnie 72

Grashoek Tonnie 72 een koe in balans!

Owner Ralph Engelen: “Grashoek Tonnie 72  is an uniform cow, harmoniously built and with a quite modest stature. She has lovely loins and a balanced rump.” Tonnie 72, a daughter by Ladylover, contributes plenty of milk to the daily yield. The average lactation value on the farm is 100 and scoring 120, Tonnie 72 is…

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At KI Samen, the bulls are proof of proven success!

Dochtergroep Big Redstar op RMV

Big Malki preeminent supplier of excellent cows Big Malki is the name behind 11 of the 187 black-and-white cows ranked excellent in the past year (01-09-2021 to 31-08-2022). This gives Malki the greatest influence in the conformation ratings for the black-and-white segment. This is a unique accomplishment, especially if you consider it as a percentage.…

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ORGANIC FARMERS AND CHAMPION BREEDERS

Familie Wester

John and Christel made the transition from conventional dairy farming to organic farming in 2016 in a gradual process. “It’s something you grow towards,” says John. “Circularity in farming always starts with the soil. I am very interested in aspects such as soil fertility, soil structure and active life and organisms in the soil. And,…

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KI Samen has set its own breeding strategy for forty years already ‘We believe in practical truth.’

Big Malki in stal

Dozens of red and blue balloons adorn the reception area of the breeding and dairy enterprise Samen, which offers a beautiful view of the rotary milking parlour and free stall barn. ‘Just this past weekend, we celebrated our 40th anniversary with all of the employees,’ tells Patrick Friesen, while his colleagues Guus Verhaag and Gerard…

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Jeroen van Maanen receives first ‘Bas Engelen Award’

Bas Engelen award

Bas Engelen award The Bas Engelen award was created to recognise cattle farmers who carry on the breeding philosophy and vision of Bas Engelen  – one of the founding fathers of K.I. Samen – and who represent and promote the interests of dairy farmers. The award was created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of K.I.…

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Their distinctive markings make Lineback bulls unique

Witrik Roady rf

Linebacks with their Witrik patterns and long heritage are not a recognised breed The patterns occur as a white stripe along the back and belly and they can have speckled or solid sides. In English speaking countries, this colouration is referred to as ‘lineback’. Cows with Witrik patterns could be found many centuries ago with…

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THE NEW BREEDING BULLS OF APRIL CONTINUE TO PROGRESS

Plataan Friday is fokstier van KI Samen

A fresh injection in black-and-white After supplying breeding bulls such as Gold Chip, Cashcoin and Cashmoney, Volmer Barbaros (Silver x Iota (VG 89) x Shottle (EX 92)) is next in line from the stud in Grashoek. Barbaros (aAa 243615) and the bulls mentioned all descend from the world-famous brood cow Regancrest Barbie. This cow family…

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PROVEN BULL IN THE SPOTLIGHTS: RED RIVER

Huntje Holstein Red River is de topper van de index draai augustus 2022

THE GENERATIONS OF RED RIVER: SUPPLIER OF SHOWRING STARS, BULL DAMS AND BREEDING BULLS Imported embryos sired by the Canadian prolific milk transmitter Aerostar resulted in the red factor carrier Yava rf and the 87-point ranked Warsau. In the Netherlands, Warsau is the point of origin of three different lines that have been supplying showring…

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40 YEARS OF KI SAMEN ‘PROVEN PRACTICAL BREEDING’

Nancy Ralph en Bas Engelen

It is an industry-leading, family owned business with its own breeding vision based on using proven bulls and examining the practical performance on the farm of the cow family behind the bull. Following the death of Bas Engelen Sr. – one of the founders of K.I. SAMEN – his children Nancy, Ralph and Bas Engelen…

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