German Holsteins combine highest milk yields with excellent fertility and health!
Advantages of German Red Holsteins:
|Facts & Figures:||2011|
|population in total:||~ 715.000|
|cows in herdbook:||138.712|
|Ø milk production (kgs/lactation):||8.258|
|Ø fat content (%):||4,15|
|Ø protein content (%):||3,37|
|Ø production in 1st lactation (kg):||7.536|
|calving interval (days):||409|
|first calving age (months):||28,7|
|culling age (years):||>5,6|
5,2% of all herdbook cattle in Germany
About 8% of all Holsteins are of red-and-white color and common in many dairy farms all over the country. The heartland of Red Holstein breeding is in Northwest of Germany.
The herdbook breeding of German Red Holsteins started more than 130 years ago, whereas most of the breeder organizations registered black-and-white and red-and-white animals in solely one herdbook.
As breeding programs and characteristics of red- and black-and-white Holsteins were almost identical, in 1996 the German Holstein breeder organizations decided to have a common breading goal.
Even the majority of INTERBOVES customers do not make a difference between red-and-white and black-and-white Holsteins while selecting their animals. The most important thing is to have high quality cattle – independently of its color!
Learn more interesting features about this breed at our information link about “German Holsteins (Black&White)”!