After the success of the previous edition, the Holland Holstein cHampionship was organized again this year. Breeders competed for the 'Best Herdgroup', a uniform group consisting of three top dairy cows. Participating GenHotel members Knoef and Albring exhibited both a B&W group of three cows.... Read more
Big Holsteins - Fam. Knoef
Of the six re-classified cows from 'Most Influential Dutch Breeder' Big Holsteins, three have been awarded with an excellent score! Including a dam and her daughter of the brilliant Big Anna Jacoba family!... Read more
Out of no less than 40 pre-selected Dutch Holstein breeders, Big Holsteins - Dutch breeder of the Year 2018 - was named 'Most influential Dutch breeder' 2000-2020. This competition - organized by HI Plus - was determined on the basis of the votes of readers. In addition to winning GenHotel member Big Holsteins, we find nine more members in the top 20!... Read more
Last Friday evening the Twentse After Summer Show took place. As in previous years, several enthusiastic GenHotel members were active in the show-ring during this awesome evening show. Striking was the quartet that made it to the B&W Senior Championship!... Read more
Last Saturday, October 2, the NK veebeoordelen 2021 (National Judging Competition) took place. This year, 39 participants competed for the national title! GenHotel members Julia Poppe, Cees Albring, Thomas Prent and Ben Knoef managed to qualify for this Dutch Championships during the Provincial Championships.... Read more
A fantastic achievement for the Knoef family of Big Holsteins, where this month no less than the 90th dairy cow has exceeded the lifetime production of 100,000 kgs of milk. There are not many dairy farmers in the Netherlands that manage to retain the longevity of their cows as they do at Big Holsteins!... Read more
Never before has the lifetime production of dairy cows in the Netherlands been so high, this was shown by the new annual statistics recently published by Coöperatie CRV. In the last year (2019-2020), the Dutch cows produced 34,000 kgs of milk with 2,691 kgs of fat and protein (increase of 2,500 kgs of milk and 200 kgs of fat and protein compared to the previous year). This increase can be explained by an increase in daily production and a longer productive life. In addition to these stastistics, the new average production of Dutch dairyfarmers were also released. In the top 50 of the list of 'Bedrijfsgemiddelden MPR' we find no less than four GenHotel Members this year!... Read more
Last months Liesje 22 of the Knoef family showed the province called Overijssel, in the east of the Netherlands and was appointed as the first Cowfluencer. Last year the EX-90 Brilliant daughter of Big Holsteins entered the Agri Fair show ring in Wierden. Here Liesje 22 EX-90 successfully was the Reserve Intermediate Champion. This made her longing for more and Liesje 22 continued her way through Overijssel!... Read more
Breeding and managing of high-producing dairy cows seems to be 'a piece of cake' for the family Knoef-Hendriksen from Geesteren (NL). Jos, Ben and Ingrid managed to get their herd in to the top-10 of highest lifetime production from the East-mid district of The Netherlands.... Read more
During the progeny show at the NRM on Friday June 28th in The Netherlands 8 Holstein and 2 Red Holstein daughter groups will be shown... Read more
The biennial Winter Show in the IJsselhallen in Zwolle is with 230 entries the biggest regional show in The Netherlands... Read more
The average MPR (production) results of the Dutch herd are published again. 2 GenHotel members are... Read more
Big Super Star
Lifetime production: 131.660 kgM 4.27%F & 3.74%P(>10.000 kg F+P)!
Big Anna Jacoba
"Dutch Cow of the Year 2018", moeder van Big Malki (KI Samen) & Big Winnetoe (KI Kampen).
Half sister to Big Anna Jacoba 115
She is the 25th cow with a lifetime production over 10.000 kg fat and protein at Knoef!
Reserve Junior 2-yr Old HHH-Show 2014
90e honderdtonner bij Knoef! Levensproductie tot nu toe 102.012 kg met 4.29% vet en 3.71% eiwit!
Abtshoeve Lucky Addi EX-90
Anastasis Chairman Shirley EX-93
Broeks MBM Elsa / Ever-Green-View Elsa
Proud to have bred
Cash x Big Boukje 184 VG-89
Lifetime: 208.163kgM 4.64%F 3.86%P 9.667kgF 8.038kgP
Big Winner x Big Anna Jacoba 106
the 75th cow over 100.000 kgM, and the Sire is also bred by Knoef!
Win 395 x VG-86 Hunter
2nd cow at Knoef with lifetime production over 200.000kgM!