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…Lees meer
Why do farmers choose bulls with BB and A2A2?
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…Lees meer
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,…Lees meer
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.…Lees meer
Grasdag 2023: Silage harvesting, roughage and well-balanced dairy cows.
How much milk can a cow produce with roughage from your own land? The form and function of the cow must be in balance to intake a lot of roughage. Our motto is and remains: look at the cow! What does a cow need to bring even more balance to the next generation? Ralph Engelen…Lees meer
Can breeding contribute to reducing heat stress in cows?
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…Lees meer
Big Boukje 333 is living proof!
Big Boukje 333 first 100,000 kg cow Big Boukje 333 is the first Malki daughter to yield 100,000 kg of milk, with daily production averaging more than 45 litres. Big Boukje 333 merits 89 points with excellent scores for legs, frame and dairy strength. We are delighted to congratulate the Knoef family with this unique…Lees meer
The Zoo in the Cow
The Fish Walk For years I have observed cows that walk like a fish: The rear end goes from left to right, because the cow needs to walk around her udder. This is not very efficient and is definitely not good for the longevity of the cow. The front end of the cow is too…Lees meer
Another duo of 100-tonners at the K.I. Samen breeding station and dairy farm.
49th 100-tonner at K.I Samen breeding station and dairy farm Grashoek Tonnie 72 (s. Lady Lover) has become the 49th cow on the K.I. Samen dairy farm in Grashoek to produce 100,000 kgs of milk. Grashoek Tonnie 72 is a balanced production cow. She produced 101,257 kg of milk with 4.39% fat and 3.43% protein…Lees meer
Bas Engelen brings home the rosettes thanks to champions at Winter Show in Asten-Heusden
Icing on the cake So many champion titles is an achievement that fills the Engelen family with pride. Ralph Engelen: ‘We firmly believe in our practical approach to breeding and so many winners just confirms this. As a family, we are especially proud of the winning the title for the best red-and-white farm group. That…Lees meer