(most common name in English)
(most common name):
• Holstein Friesian (zwartbont)
• Holstein (black and white)
• Zwartbont (HF)
also named (English):
• Dutch Black Pied (HF)
The Holstein-Friesian is today a composite of the original Dutch Black Pied and imported Holstein (Canada and USA) sires since the 1970’s — making it an American Holstein X European Friesian.
By becoming Holstein-Friesians, the Dutch Black Pied changed from being a dual-purpose dairy/beef breed into single-purpose high-producing milk breed.
HF = Holstein-Friesian
You can also go to:
My Daily Cow® The Netherlands and read about other Dutch cattle breeds.
The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.