The Holando-Argentino cattle are a dual-purpose strain of cows raised for milk and meat production. It was initially introduced by the Netherlands in 1880 and was derived in the Holstein Friesian cattle.
Holando-Argentino cattle breed information
Holando-Argentino cattle are medium-sized creatures with nice skin, fine throat, wide nose, and flat bones.
The cows have teat placement, ligament, and good udder attachments. They have a large barrel letting them have a high consumption of forage.
The height of the creatures is approximately 140 to 150 cm.
And animals on average weight approximately 600 to 650 kg.
Holando-Argentino cattle benefits
The cattle were evolved as a animals. But they’re primarily utilized for milk production. They are suitable for dairy farming enterprise that is industrial.
The cows are animals for milk production. They are adapted to the climates and they are excellent foragers.
They have feet and good legs which allow them extensive foraging. Like most other dairy cattle breeds, these creatures are of relatively calm nature. The strain is also great for meat production.
The strain was introduced to the regions of the Pampas and devoted to both milk and meat production. Currently, the cows are mainly found in Argentina. Now They’re found in the Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba, and Entre Ríos, as well as in small river basins at Salta, Tucumán, Formosa, Catamarca, and Mendoza.
The breed has also been exported to some neighboring countries where they’re increased primarily for milk production.
They appeared in National Exhibition in 1890 organized by the Rural Society Argentina of them being exported by the dutch authorities, with large numbers.
Even though the breed was developed as a strain, but recently it’s being utilized as a dairy cattle for milk production.
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