Birgit and Aksel Rubæk run three properties, which are located in an idyllic area near the south Funen archipelago. Our herd of blues graze at Korsehoved near Lindelse Nor. Korsehoved is a historic location, which in times gone by was used by the Vikings as a place of prayer before they took off sailing in the summer.
With controlled line breeding, we attempt to maintain the qualities which Janus had skilfully worked into the lineage.
Our livestock currently consists of two cows from the same lineage as Sdr. Skovens Tornado and Sdr. Skovens Golden, plus one cow that is grandmother to both Tornado and Golden. We have an additional four cows that have Sdr. Skovens Tornado as either their father or grandfather, plus nine we have reared, comprising six heifers and three bulls.
We are also working on breeding polled Belgian Blues, and here we have seven livestock which are up to 87% Belgian Blue. We also have some gestating females with one calf, with which we fulfil herd book requirements on the female side. We expect to be able to have the first homozygous animal that meets herd book requirements by 2019. We have acquired the polled gene from jersey/shorthorn breeds. All our livestock, both polled and horned, have inherited many of their genes from Janus Van Der Sande’s livestock.