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Cattle breeds: German Friesian

Cattle breeds: German Friesian


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Origin and diffusion area

It comes from the Dutch Friesian and originates from Northern Germany (German name Deutsche Schwarzbunte). The first imports date back to the early nineteenth century (Germany is the first country in which the Dutch Friesian has spread).
Until 1945 it was mainly selected to increase the quantity of milk, then more attention was paid to the morphology and quantity of fat in the milk. In the 1960s they were imported (breeding or seed) from North America. It is the most represented breed in Germany. It is also exported to some European and non-European countries. Herd book from 1878.

Morphological characteristics

German Frisians are somewhat more powerful and massive animals than other Frisian strains.
Cows: weight 650-750 kg; height 140-150 cm.

Productive characteristics

It is also considered a dual-purpose breed with a prevalence of milk.
The fat content is very high and the protein content is good.
Average production per head of the controlled cows 7,170 kg fat 4.29% protein 3.33% - 1993 data.
Fair attitude to produce meat.

German Friesian cow

German Friesian bull


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