Cow Farming

Holstein Friesians (often shortened as holsteins) are a breed of cattle known for the world's highest-milk production dairy animals. Holsteins have distinctive markings and outstanding milk producing capacity. They are large, black-and-white marked animals that vary from mostly black to white, or they can also be red and white. A healthy calf weighs 40 to 45 kg or more at the time of birth.

A mature Holstein cow typically weighs 580 kg, and stands 147 cm tall at the shoulder. Holsteinheifers should be breaded by 13 to 15 months of age, when they weigh 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 a half months.

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