We visited Rt Hon Sir Lockwood Smith to find out exactly why carefully breed Belgian Blue are the most efficient solution for beef production and dairy beef integration.
What about Jerseys?
We teamed up with Jersey NZ and VikingGenetics to interviewed Peter Larson the Senior Breeding Manager at VikingGenetics in Denmark. Peter Larson is renowned as one of the world leading experts on the Jersey breed. In the interview we asked him which beef breed would be best over a Jersey. This is the beef snippet from that interview.
“That surly is the Blue, it would be the ideal combination. Everything proves that under our conditions. We have been doing research on not only the Blues but Charolais, Hereford, Limousin and Other breeds and there is no doubt what makes the best results are the Blues”
What about Crossbreed Cows?
With New Zealand’s dairy population being heavily crossbreed we often get asked if our Short Gestation Belgian Blue is suitable over crossbreed cows.
The answer is yes and here is a little snippet video of one of the herds we visited last year. These Short Gestation Belgian Blue calves are out of a crossbreed herd in the Waikato region.
We Have Been Following Adrian & Pauline Balls Journey With Our Belgian Blue
SAMEN HAS BEEN BREEDING BELGIAN BLUE TO CREATE A SUPERIOR DAIRY BEEF SOLUTION FOR OVER 25 YEARS
Our Short Gestation Belgian Blue
The leading edge in Dairy Beef Solutions. Our carefully selected Short Gestation Belgian Blue have been breed for decades to bring more days in milk (Short Gestation) and a viable, Colour Marked, sort after beef cross animal dedicated to helping both dairy farmer and beef rearer maximize profit and remove/reduce bobby calf wastage.
• Short Gestation Length(more days in milk)
• Easy Calving
• Used Over Crossbreed, Jersey & Friesian Herds in New Zealand
• High Demand From Rearers & Finishers
• Rapid Growth Rates
• Colour Marking
• Easy Care & Great Feeders