Black-white and Red-white Holsteins
Holstein Friesians (often shortened as Holsteins) are a breed of cattle known today as the world`s highest-production dairy animals. Originating in Europe, Frisians were bred in what is now the Netherlands and more specifically in the two northern provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and northern Germany, more specifically what is now Schleswig-Holstein Germany. The animals were the regional cattle of the Frisians and the Saxons. The Dutch breeders bred and oversaw the development of the breed with the goal of obtaining animals that, could best use grass, the area`s most abundant resource. Over the centuries, the result was a high-producing, black-and-white dairy cow. It is black and white due to artificial selection by the breeders. Holsteins have distinctive markings and outstanding milk production. They are large, black-and-white marked animals that vary from mostly black to mostly white, or they can also be red and white. A healthy calf weighs 40 to 45 kg or more at birth. A mature Holstein cow typically weighs 580 kg, and stands 147 cm tall at the shoulder. Holstein heifers should be bred by 13 to 15 months of age, when they weight over 360 kg. Generally, breeders plan for Holstein heifers to calve for the first time between 23 and 26 months of age. The gestation period is about nine and half months.
Advantages of Holsteins:
Brown Swiss is a breed of dairy cattle that produces the second largest quantity of milk per annum, over 9000 kg. The milk contains on average 4,00% butterfat and 3,50% protein, making their milk excellent for production of cheese. The Brown Swiss is known for a long gestation period, immense size, large furry ears, and an extremely docile temperament. Regardless, the Brown Swiss is quite a resilient breed of cattle; they are hardy and capable of subsisting with little care of feed.
Advantages of Brown Swiss:
- good-natured dual purpose cattle
- 8.000 to 9.000 kg milk with good protein and fat content
- high-quality milk with an excellent taste and cheese making capability
- adapts ideal to different housing areas and withstands tropical heat just as to extreme coldness without any difficulties
- strong legs with outstanding hard hooves ensures the longevity, which is proverbial for German Brown Swiss
- excellent udder health and shape with best milk ability.
•The guarantee for economical milk production!
Advantages of Simmental:
- dual purpose breed with high milk- and beef performance
- lowest somatic cells counts, regular fertility, rapid growing
- extremely robust and healthy cattle with fast adaptability to all climatic and food conditions proven on all continents
- high valuable bull calves and excellent value of carcass
- very calm and placid temperament of all males and females
- high economical effectiveness in suckler herds reached through fast growing calves and low environmental requirements
- ideal breed for cross-breeding with pure dairy breeds
dual purpose breed: 60% milk + 40% beef = 100% profitability!