Bart and Martina Luijten farm 440 cows in Winton, Southland, New Zealand. For Bart, it is all about having fun farming with his family and enjoying the lifestyle of a dairy farmer.
The VikingRed have a lot to offer the many crossbred herds in New Zealand and make the perfect third breed to help maximise the effects of heterosis and pull in great additional health and fertility traits. We are excited to see how these herds continue to perform and grow in the years to come.
Bart does not originate from a farming background, but has always wanted to work with animals and studied animal livestock production in Holland, before moving to Southland in 2004 and working his way up in the dairy industry.