Hemrik Holsteins: Preference for High Production Leads to 14,000 kg

‘We do not have the best land, or the best buildings, or the best cows, and yet, in one way or another, it works.’ He would never admit it himself, but his wife Gea de Vries nods in agreement: the high average production at Hemrik Holsteins, located in the similarly named town in the northern Dutch province of Friesland, is in no small measure due to Brand Jan de Haan. Breeding, nutrition, management; in every possible area, year after year, De Haan puts a lot of energy into the production potential of his herd.

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