Coverstory: Does this Sire Line Offer Useful Options in the Crucial Pursuit of Outcross?

On the cover of this HI issue, you see a bull with rather uncommon type: VVH Repairman. ‘A “powerhouse” with lots of width and outstanding feet & legs. He does not display any weaknesses, just like his daughters, who are well-developed with additional width and strength through the frame, making him a superb correction bull for extreme cows,’ explains Gerard Scheepens from owner KI Samen. Repairman is a son of Hoekland Maik, and it is he who definitely deserves extra attention in current breeding. After all, he is also the sire of the popular bull Big Malki. Right, Malki and Repairman prove the potential of their sire Maik – and of a sire line that can be extremely fitting for the Holstein breed, which is screaming for outcross.

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