Holstein and Holstein Friesian cross Cows with milk yieid capacity of 3000 to 7000 liters in a lactation ( 15 to 40 liters milk per day)
Holstein Heifers with pedigree records
All the Holstein cows are Functional Type- “good feet and good udders”
Holstein Heifers with pedigree records in excellent health and body structure are available for sale to dairy owners, cattle breeders and institutions.
The Holstein cow originated in Europe. The major historical development of this breed occurred in what is now the Netherlands and more specifically in the two northern provinces of North Holland and Friesland which lay on either side of the Zuider Zee. The original stock were the black animals and white animals of the Batavians and Friesians, migrant European tribes who settled in the Rhine Delta region about 2,000 years ago.
For many years, Holsteins were bred and strictly culled to obtain animals which would make best use of grass, the area's most abundant resource. The intermingling of these animals evolved into an efficient, high-producing black-and-white dairy cow.
Characteristics of Holsteins
Holsteins are most quickly recognized by their distinctive color markings and outstanding milk production.
Holsteins are large, stylish animals with color patterns of black and white or red and white.
A healthy Holstein calf weighs 90 pounds or more at birth. A mature Holstein cow weighs about 1500 pounds and stand 58 inches tall at the shoulder.
Holstein heifers can be bred at 15 months of age, when they weigh about 800 pounds. It is desirable to have Holstein females calve for the first time between 24 and 27 months of age. Holstein gestation is approximately nine months.
While some cows may live considerably longer, the normal productive life of a Holstein is 12 years.
Average production for all Holsteins reared at Model Dairy Farm in 2007-8 was 6000 kg. Average fat 3.8% and Average SNF 8.35%.