Functional Type from ROUMARE

The 6 ROUMARE of the de la Heuzière breeding

At Mortroux, in the Belgian province of Liège, breeder Alphonse CORMAN has confidence in the bull ROUMARE and has used him many times on his herd of 65 Holstein cows. Zooming in on this Belgian breeding herd, which has six milking cows of the Genes Diffusion bull, of which three are « exceptional », as well as some heifers.

With respect to the matings on his farm, established in 1987, Alphonse CORMAN is advised by the AWE (Walloon Breeding Association). When selecting, the breeding of this Holstein herd mainly focuses on protein, milk and type. And was the supply of protein – a special quality of the bull – which has Daughters of ROUMARE in the de la Heuzière breedingmade this breeder use ROUMARE for some 20 times in his herd.

« I have used him on cows that need some support for protein » he explains. As type was also one of the qualities he was looking for in a bull, the breeder has noted the strong points of the bull in this respect, especially for the functional traits: : « The legs and rear udder are remarkable, with a great persistence for production in the long run ». ROUMARE has also attracted the breeder with the high production level of his daughters. In fact, three of the daughters have passed 10,000 kg of milk in the first lactation (proj. in 305 days).

ON GOING PRODUCTION
Number Name Days of Production Kg Milk ‰ Fat ‰ Prot Kg Prot + Fat
5403 ROMAINE 324 11806 3,54 3,38 816
5426 RENATA 305 9175 4,15 3,62 712
5417 LAURIE 260 6928 3,46 3,48 480
5416 PALDA-ROUE 294 12311 2,81 3,13 730
5434 DORAMARE 234 8649 3,34 3,25 568
5438 SABINE 178 6575 3,71 3,41 468
EXPECTED PRODUCTION FOR 365 DAYS
Number Kg Milk Kg Prot + Fat
5403 12950 900
5426 10750 835
5417 9150 640
5416 14550 875
5434 12100 815
5438 12100 875

Elevage de La Heusière

60 ha of which

- 40 ha grassland

- 20 ha arable land (mais, wheat, beet)

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