Belgian Blue

Our Cattle

Daughter of Sdr. Skovens Tornado

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.

Breeding

With controlled line breed­ing, we attempt to maintain the qualities which Janus had skilful­ly worked into the lineage.

We only use bulls which are known for the following qualities:

  1. Short gestation period (265-270 days)
  2. Low birth weight
  3. Mothers/daughters with strong and high-placed udders
  4. No history of caesarean delivery
  5. Large height-length-width ratio (900-1100 kg)

Livestock

Our Belgian Blues graze an idyllic area near the south Funen archipelago

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.

Belgian Blues graze near Lindelse Nor on the Danish island Langeland

Belgian Blue heifer graze at Korsehoved