Tuesday, June 11, 2013

H Is For Holstein

I'm taking you on a journey from A to Z through the land of dairy! 
There's no need to pack your bags, just come along! 
 H Is For Holstein

There are six most common breeds of dairy cows. We have Holstein cows on our farm. The black-and-white Holsteins are the most popular milk cows in Minnesota. About  93 percent of all dairy cattle in the United States are Holsteins. The Holstein's popularity may be because they produce more milk than any other breed. The breed originated in northern Holland and Friesland. Like snowflakes, no two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

This little cutie wanted me to tell you that although Holsteins are black and white, some Holsteins are red and white. This is a result of a recessive gene. 

 To learn about the other top five dairy cattle breeds visit 4-H Virtual Farm.
Learn more about dairy at Dairy Makes Sense
I am making a commitment to share as much as I can with you each day this month, about the life of our dairy farm family including what we do, how we share our passion for dairy, and dairy foods we enjoy.

 See you here tomorrow...I is for Ice Cream.

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