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Frisia - cow  - Portugal

Frisia
(most common name)

(transboundary/brand name):
• Holstein (black and white)
(local/other name):
• Frísia
• Holandesa
• Luso-Holandesa
• Raça Bovina Frisia
also named (English):
• Portuguese Friesian
(historical breed name):
Turino

The Frisia originated from imported Dutch Black Pied cattle in the middle of the 1800’s. In the middle of the 1900’s, their numbers increased dramatically as living standards rose in Portugal.

The Frisia, also known by the transboundary name of Holstein, is a dual-purpose animal raised mainly for milk yet still able to maintain a good carcass quality for meat.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Portugal and read about other Portuguese cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.