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1 SHEETED SOMERSET Project The above picture taken from an original painting captures the famous old breed the Sheeted Somerset which unfortunately became extinct during the 20th century. Mr. Andrew Tanner is actively recreating the breed by utilising the same belted breed of cattle that were imported to Somerset via the Netherlands many centuries ago and crossing with appropriate beef cattle in order to produce the native Sheeted Somerset in a beef varaint. This Dutch breed is the Dutch belted "Lakenvelder" and it just so happens that

2 KI-SAMEN's export manager Reurt Boelema is an authority on the breed. Reurt has not only been a breeder for most of his life but has written a book which graphically details both the history of the breed up to the modern day. The Sheeted Somerset project is now bearing fruit and the first calves are on the ground, below you will see examples of calves that Andrew has bred thus far whilst trialling 4 Lakenvelder bulls from the stud farm of KI-SAMEN bv for a beef variant of the Sheeted Somerset. Cattle Genie Limited are proud to be able to make easily available frozen semen straws from this breed and assist in the selection of bulls either for suitability for grass beef as in Andrew's case or the best bulls for dairy use. The milk globules from Lakenvelder are much smaller than other breeds and are highly suited to cheese making. Left Reurt Boelema Andrew Tanner is the leading founder of the Sheeted Somerset project LAKENVELDER Sires Beef Type

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4 Above is a bull calf by COR on the Somerset farm of Andrew Tanner

5 Breeders who have mated with COR are highly satisfied with the resulting calves and often use him again. Generally offspring of COR inherit a nice belt and have good legs and fine udders he is highly suited for crossing with beef breeds. An easy calving bull COR is suitable for use on heifers.

6 The Sire of GIJS RL is the well known Lakenvelder bull Heiko and the Dam line also originates from the Heika's family. The Tineke are a cow family with excellent longevity and udders that last with good teat placement. GIJS RL was always known to be of quiet temperament and his offspring also carry this quality GIJS is a fine dairy bull.

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8 LENNARD is a super choice for the beef variant of Sheeted Somerset

9 Above is a heifer calf sired by JEROEN on the Somerset farm of Andrew Tanner Breeders report that JEROEN offspring rarely have any mistakes in the quality of the "belt" and further more the bull is an easy calving bull suitable for use on heifers with light birth weights. Calf survival score is very high as is calf vitality. Gestation length is around 282 days.

10 Blankvoort KLAAS-JAN is a bull that has strength and excellent muscle qualities making him highly suited to the grass beef variant of Sheeted Somerset. Klaas-Jan is a bull with excellent legs and locomotion and his calves have very good belts. Sire code MS 0306

11 Dairy Type Bulls Above part of the Lakenvelder dairy herd of Mr.Hoekman in the Netherlands Above is JULIA 26 owned by Zorgboerderij Oliehoek aged 12 years old, she became 15 years old and calved 14 times in total

12 MEINDERT is a fine example of the Lakenvelder breed his offspring are born easily with light birth weights and are shorter in gestation length at around 276 days. Semen fertility is very good for Meindert and this bull will be a very useful addition for use at the end of the block before turning to beef stock bulls. Meindert is highly suited to producing a dairy variant of Sheeted Somerset his daughters score good for udder health and do not carry access condition. Calves are to be born into dairy herds in 2018 all in the South of England and on cheese contracts. *Daughters have super udder balance and correct teat placement* *Very correct in the rump angle is a feature of Meindert daughters* * Lovely daughter temperament*

13 Functional traits Dutch proof August 2017 MEINDERT Above is a daughter of the Lakenvelder bull Meindert Sire code MS 0306 MEINDERT

14 Horstra's ALWIN is a very well bred Lakenvelder bull his Sire Hancky is a dairy character bull with lighter frame, this line is known for very easy calving traits. The Dam line are no nonsense cows with great longevity the bull Alwin displays superb legs and locomotion and is highly suited to dairy Sheeted Somerset breeding. Sire code MS 0307

15 Bartus is a trus dairy character Lakenvelder bull descended from great bulls Bertus and Toon both bulls that feature heavily in Dutch Lakenvelder dairy herds. Bartus is a bull highly suited to the Sheeted Somerset dairy breeder.

16 Herdbook number : NL Breed : 100% LV A.I. - code NL : Calving ease : 102 Colour : black-white Straw colour : brown Date of birth : 23/03/1999

17 Functional traits TOON is a Black & White Lakenvelder bull for those farmers who are looking for a Sheeted bull with a difference. As with all Sheeted Lakenvelder's the belt is always dominant and will highlight calves from the breed every time. TOON is a perfect choice for any grazing herd however his shorter gestation length makes him ideal for the end of block service period. Lovely temperament in the parlour and super udder health are features of TOON not to mention his beautiful conformation. GOLAT

18 Conformation Above is the Dutch proof for GOLAT converted to UK Friesian base Functional traits

19 Above Dutch proof data for GOLAT August 2017 Lakenvelder bull GOLAT is a superb dairy character bull that has excellent locomotion and width. From the Dam line we see some of the best bloodlines from the U.S.A. where dairy herds of pedigree Lakenvelder tracing back many decades to the earliest importation are found. GOLAT has sired many breeding bulls in the Netherlands as well has produced many milking daughters that have excelled within herds. K. I. SAMEN Mobile:

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