Sjaak and Jacqueline Bosma-Jongschaap are satisfied with the milestone achieved in their herd after their decision to use ProCROSS five years ago.
Nørregaard farm is a popular destination for the German ProCROSS tours to Denmark. Anyone who has already joined the tour will probably remember this generous and welcoming family.
The young farmer Sjaak runs the farm together with his wife Jacqueline. They are originally from the Netherlands, but in 2016 they moved to Denmark, where they took over the farm in April 2016.
Until then, the dairy was run with pure Holstein and the breeding was based almost exclusively on Canadian and American genetics. The animals were therefore rather large: "The animals were all huge, narrow and a little too skinny for us," he says.
As a long-term distributor of ProCROSS in the Netherlands, Sjaak was able to accompany many farmers on their journey into this three-way crossbreeding system.
“I have seen so many farms that breed according to ProCROSS. As a breeding consultant, I was able to follow the development very closely, and it was clear to me that it should be this way at our farm, too," he recalls.