Holstein

 

Holsteins can be found throughout all of Austria. Holstein Friesians and Red Holsteins are high yielding dairy animals. The goal is to breed a profitable, long living and highly productive dairy cow.

This is deemed achievable provided the cattle are adaptable, are able to convert a high mass of forage efficiently, stable health, good fertility rate and a sound genetic foundation. The Holstein’s highly functional udders with good milking speed allow a high milk production throughout many lactations and match well with up-to-date milking technology.

Breeding target:

- Milk 45 %

- Beef 40 %

- Fitness 15 %

 

Demographics:

- Population: 132.305

- Registered cows: 44.591

- Herds: 4.116

 

Characteristics:

- Life weight: 650 – 750 kg

- Height of the rump: 145 – 156 cm

- First calving (meses): 29,0

- Productive life span (yrs.): 3,5

- Breed share: 6,8 %

 

Production:

- Milk performance: 10 fold life weight with a narrow fat protein difference ratio

- Milk: 8.686 kg

- Fat: 4,07 %

- Protein: 3,28 %

- Milk performance 2011 (all cows): 8.356­ 4,09 % F ­ 3,26 % P (305 Days)

Production-options
Suitable for high milk yield and very adaptable for all production conditions in dairying.