Holstein-Friesian cattle

Holstein-Friesian cattle

(hōl`stēn-frē`zhən, –stīn–), breed of dairy cattle originated in N Holland and Friesland. Commonly called Holsteins in the United States, these large cattle with sharply defined black and white spotted markings are believed to have been bred for their dairy qualities for 2,000 years. The region from which they come was famous even in Caesar's time for its cattle. In milk production the cows average a higher yield than that of any other breed, although the milk has a relatively low butterfat content; as a dairy breed, they rank high for beef and veal production. Large numbers of Holsteins were imported in the late 19th cent. to the United States, where they are now the dominant dairy cattle. They are also widely raised in Canada, Australia, South America, and South Africa.
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Polymorphism in coding and regulatory sequences of beta casein gene is associated with milk production traits in Holstein-Friesian cattle.
The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation between the polymorphism of fatty acid synthase gene and milk production traits in Polish Holstein-Friesian cattle.
17924A (greater than) G and the relationships between the FASN genotypes and milk production traits in Polish Holstein-Friesian cattle.
Genetics of milk yield and fertility traits in Holstein-Friesian cattle on large-scale Kenyan farms.
Performance Analysis of Holstein-Friesian Cattle in Intensive Management at Dairy Farm Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.
Each night he checks his 200 Holstein-Friesian cattle at Hendy Farm, on the outskirts of Caernarfon.
Genetic parameters of direct and maternal effects for calving ease in Dutch Holstein-Friesian cattle.
Cefn Coch is a name synonymous with Holstein-Friesian cattle but four years ago Emma, now 20, turned family tradition on its head by opting to establish a Jersey herd.