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Holstein-Friesland - heifer - South Africa

Holstein-Friesland
(local/other name)

(most common name):
Holstein
(transboundary/brand name):
• Holstein (black and white)
(local/other name):
• Friesland
• Holstein Friesian
also named (Afrikaans):
• Fries

The Holstein-Friesland began with Dutch Black Pied Friesian cattle arriving in South Africa in 1854. A Friesland herdbook was established in 1902.

The Friesland was a pure Friesian breed until the Canadian Holstein arrived in 1963 — causing a mix in the population and resulting in the Holstein-Friesland.

The Holstein-Friesland is a single-purpose dairy breed and accounts for the majority of dairy herds in South Africa.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® South Africa and read about other South African cattle breeds.

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