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Holstein-Friesian - cow - Germany/The Netherlands

Holstein-Friesian
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Holstein Friesian (zwartbont)
(transboundary/brand name):
• Holstein (black and white)
(local/other name):
• HF-Zwartbont
• 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.