The goal of dairy farmer Mark Sluis is efficient utilisation of his own grassland. His breeding strategy also plays a significant role. By selecting breeding bulls with a high score for longevity, he aims to increase the lifetime production of his herd. This approach reduces the amount of feed he needs to raise young stock.
Mark Sluis effortlessly sums up some figures from the Recycling Indicator – an administrative tool for mineral use – for 2019. ‘Last year, 85% of the protein for our cows was sourced from our own meadows and we fed 24 kilos of concentrates per 10…read more ›
Rietje (s. Hotline), owned by the Nooijen Family got 87 point for conformation
Fourteen heifers with a score of 85.1 points for conformation, is the wonderful result of the most recent classification at the ‘Peelsehoeve Holsteins’, Delta test farm of Koen and Laura Nooijen, in the south of the Netherlands.
An important contribution to this success is made by the heifers from the ‘Rietje’ family, who are related to Etazon Renate. She is the figurehead of the Delta breeding program and is among other, dam of Altanic and granddam of Danno and Saxobeat.
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The accolade ’100-tonner’ has been around for 30 years in the Netherlands. In that time more than 40,000 cows have smashed the magic barrier of 100,000 kilos of milk production, including members of Flemish herds. The number of 10-tonners is also growing rapidly. Last year, the tally clocked up the 3400th cow with 10,000 kilos of fat and protein.
Text by Inge van Drie
They are popular, widely read pages in Veeteelt magazine: the monthly publication of the latest names to reach the 10 and 100 tonne milestones. Which farms have added a 10-tonner to their herds? Whi…read more ›
CRV will show three progeny groups and two theme groups at NRM 2019. These groups show that we stand for efficient and healthy herds with high components. Read more information below about the Fun P, Bouw Finder and Bouw Rocky progeny groups and the Delta Satellite and “Proven cows with high components” theme groups.
DELTA FUN P
We will show a group of second calvers and heifers from the red-and-white bull Delta Fun P. The Fun P daughters are very productive and can easily cope with their high production, which makes them very efficient. Fun P is currently the highes…
The sky-high components of InSire Top Bull De Leenhorst E-Profit do not come out of nowhere. The cow family behind the bull is responsible for high protein percentages, generation after generation. On top of this, dairy farmer Jan Schieven has been using bulls that guarantee premium milk for thirty years.
“If you want to achieve something in breeding, you have to be consistent,” says dairy farmer Jan Schieven with conviction. In partnership with his wife Anja and with the help of his parents, he runs a dairy farm in Baak in the province of Gelderland with around 100…read more ›