Holstein cattle

$1,300.00 $850.00

Price: US$ 850 – US$ 1300 / Head

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Holstein cattle

Holstein cattle are incredibly popular. Indeed, the Holstein breed of dairy cattle is by far the number one breed in the world for milk production.

Holstein cattle

Holstein cow milk production

Milk yields of up to and over 14,000 liters in a year (in a duster that milks the cows 4 times per day) have been recorded. In one large farming system – the Almarai farms in Saudi Arabia – the 66,000 cows produce over 14,000 liters on average, per year.

Back in Europe the average is around 7,500 liters. This can vary from a 6,000 liter average on a low cost, spring calving, grass based, farming system on twice a day milking to 12,000 liters on a three times a day milking, highly intensive system.

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Holstein cattle characteristics

Holstein cattle originated in Europe. The breed developed from black animals and white animals used by the Batavians and the Friesians (ancient Germanic tribes who lived along the Dutch Rhine Delta) around 2000 years ago. A breeding program focused on producing animals which would make the very best use of the area’s most abundant resource – grass. The end result is the highly efficient, milk-producing, black and white dairy cow we know today.

Holstein cattle facts

Cows typically weigh around 680 kilos. A healthy calf weighs around 40 kilos. Calf growth is rapid and they are easy to care for. Indeed, Holsteins are good-natured and easy to handle.

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The Holstein also contributes to the worldwide meat supply. They are often cross-bred with beef breeds to produce a better quality meat. Little wonder then that Holstein cattle can now be found in most countries around the world.

Sourcing Holstein cattle across Europe

David Clarke Livestock source top quality Holstein cattle from here in Ireland and throughout Europe. Our strong relationship with the IHFA (Irish Holstein Friesian Association) helps us to source top quality Holstein cattle in Ireland that will suit any system.

Holstein cattle for saleFresh calved Irish Holstein heifers

If you would like to purchase Holstein cattle, please get in touch

Holstein cattle for sale and many other dairy breedsDavid Clarke Livestock also supply Ayrshire, British Friesian, Brown Swiss, Dairy Shorthorn, NZ Friesian, Guernsey, and Jersey.

Dual purpose cattle breeds for sale.Our shopping list for dual purpose cattle includes; Danish Red, Fleckvieh / Simmental, Kerry, Montbéliarde, Norwegian Red, Dexter, Rotbunt and Welsh Black.

Beef cattle for saleBeef cattle include Aubrac, Aberdeen Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Belgian Blue, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Charolais, Chianina, Devon, Hereford, Highland, Limousin, Lincoln Red, Parthenais, Piedmontese and Salers. Find out more about our dairy cattle service and our beef cattle service.To discuss your requirements, please contact us on +1 (720) 623 4859.


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