Holstein


At a glance:

Genetic orientation: milk breed
Very high milk yield
Robust health
Large frame, fertile

Withers height: 138–146 cm
Weight: 500–750 kg
Annual milk yield: approx. 8,000 kg
On average, one litre of milk contains 4.2% fat
and 3.4% protein

General information:  The Holstein breed is one of the world’s most popular dairy cattle breeds. It represents the epitome of a high-yielding dairy cow. Holstein Friesians and Red Holsteins are high-yielding cows with a focus on milk production. The breeding goal is for them to serve as profitable, high-yield cows with a long life expectancy. Prerequisites include high adaptability, capacity to consume a large quantity of roughage feed and dried substance feed, robust health, high fertility and good exterior.
The functioning, excellently milkable udders allow for high daily yields over many lactations and meet the demands of modern milking technology.

Breeding Target:  50% milk
25% duration of usage
15% exterior
5% cell count
5% breeding yield
Population in Austria: 116,000
Stud-book cattle: 38,000
Herds: 4,200
Breed ratio in Austria: 5.5%
Weight: 650–750 kg
Loin height: 145–156 cm
First calving: 29 months
Duration of usage: 3.2 years

Applications:  Ideally suited for high milk production;
highly adaptable to any grazing/penning types common in dairy farming.
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