AB Enterprises - Holstein Cow

Crossbred Holstein Friesian Cow

Holstein dairy cattle dominate this country's milk production industry. The reason for their popularity is clear: unexcelled production, greater income over feed costs, unequaled genetic merit, and adaptability to a wide range of environmental conditions. Added up, this means more profit for the dairy producer who milks Holsteins. This point becomes even clearer when you consider that nine of every 10 dairy producers currently milk Holsteins.

          Holstein Friesians (often shortened as Friesians in Europe, and Holsteins in North America) are a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and what is now Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany. They are known as the world's highest-production dairy animals.

          The Dutch breeders bred and oversaw the development of the breed with the goal of obtaining animals that could best use grass, the area's most abundant resource. Over the centuries, the result was a high-producing, black-and-white dairy cow. With the growth of the New World markets began to develop for milk in North America and South America, and dairy breeders turned to the Netherlands for their livestock. After about 8,800 Friesians (black pied Germans) had been imported, disease problems in Europe led to the cessation of exports to markets abroad.

          In Europe, the breed is used for milk in the north, and meat in the south. Since 1945, European national development has led to cattle breeding and dairy products becoming increasingly regionalized. More than 80% of dairy production is north of a line joining Bordeaux and Venice, which also has more than 60% of the total cattle. This change led to the need for specialized animals for dairy (and beef) production. Until this time, milk and beef had been produced from dual-purpose animals. The breeds, national derivatives of the Dutch Friesian, had become very different animals from those developed by breeders in the United States, who used Holsteins only for dairy production.

          Breeders imported specialized dairy Holsteins from the United States to cross with the European black and whites. For this reason, in modern usage, "Holstein" is used to describe North or South American stock and its use in Europe, particularly in the North. "Friesian" denotes animals of a traditional European ancestry, bred for both dairy and beef use. Crosses between the two are described by the term "Holstein-Friesian".

Type
  • Crossbreed Gir Holstein Cow (minimum Milk Yield15 Ltr/Day)
  • Crossbreed Sahiwal Holstein Cow (minimum Milk Yield 15 Ltr/Day)
  • Crossbreed Red Sindhi Holstein Cow( minimum Milk Yield 15 Ltr/Day)
  • Crossbreed Jersey Holstein Cow( minimum Milk Yield 15 Ltr/Day)
Advantages
  • HFX Cows are well Adapted To Climate
  • HFX Cows Produce High Quality Milk
  • HFX Cows have Reduced Somatic Cell Counts
  • HFX Cows have Fewer Milk Fever Issues
  • HFX Cows have Easier Calving, Better Calf Survival
  • HFX Cows have Reduced Risk Of LDA
AB Enterprises - Holstein Cow

Crossbred Jersey Cow

Crossbred Jersey cattle are a small breed of dairy cattle. Originally bred in the Channel Island of Jersey, the breed is popular for the high butter fat content of its milk and the lower maintenance costs attending its lower bodyweight, as well as its genial disposition. The Jersey cow is quite small ranging from only 400–500 kilograms (880–1,100 lb).

The main factor contributing to the popularity of the breed has been their greater economy of production, due to:

  • The ability to carry a larger number of effective milking cows per unit area due to lower body weight, hence lower maintenance requirements, and superior grazing ability.
  • Calving ease and a relatively lower rate of dystocia, leading to their popularity in crossbreeding with other dairy and even beef breeds to reduce calving related injuries.
  • High fertility
  • High butterfat conditions, 4.84% butterfat and 3.95% protein, and the ability to thrive on locally produced food.[1] Bulls are also small, ranging from 540 to 820 kg (1200 to 1800 pounds), and are notoriously aggressive.

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