Category Archives: Dairy cattle

Holstein Friesian

This breed of black and white spotted dairy cattle originates from the northern part of Holland and Germany. Holstein Friesians are valued for their outstanding milk producing ability. They are the world’s highest producers of milk. An average Holstein Friesian produces more than 7,000 of milk a year, over three lactation periods. The breed is…
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Brown Swiss

The Brown Swiss dairy breed originates from the Swiss Alps. It is able to withstand harsh climates and to thrive in a variety of terrains without much human intervention. The breed is also prized for longevity, docile temperament and long gestation period. It has several lactations and produces large volumes of milk ideal for making…
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Red Holstein

Like the more common Holstein Friesian, the Red Holstein is an outstanding milk producer, both in terms of quality and quantity. The breed has an excellent conformation, heavy bones and is resistant to disease. It is also known for its high fertility rate. The Red Holstein is ideally suited to the demands of modern dairy…
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Jersey

This small dairy breed comes from the British isle of Jersey. It is found in all shades of brown, from light tan to almost black. After the Holstein, the Jersey is the second most popular dairy breed in the world. It reaches maturity early, and therefore has a long milk production life. It also produces…
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