COW STORY 

Facts about The Holstein Cattle at Rajdarbar Farm

Holstein cow milk production per day in India

Milk yield – 7200-9000 kg the best diary breeds among exotic cattle regarding milk yield. On an average it gives 25 liter of milk per day, whereas a cross breed H.F. cow gives 10 – 15 liter per day.

  

History

The Holstein breed originated in Europe. The major historical development of this breed occurred about 2000 years ago in what is now the Netherlands and more specifically in the two northern provinces of North Holland and Friesland which lay on either side of the Zuider Zee. The original stock were the black animals and white animals of the Batavians and Friesians, migrant European’s who settled in the Rhine Delta region about 2,000 years ago. For many years, Holsteins were bred and strictly culled to obtain animals which would make best use of grass, the area’s most abundant resource. The intermingling of these animals evolved into an efficient, high-producing black-and-white dairy cow.

Characteristics

Holsteins are most quickly recognized by their distinctive colour markings and outstanding milk production. Holsteins are large cattle with colour patterns of black and white or red and white. A healthy Holstein calf weighs 90 pounds or more at birth. A mature Holstein cow weighs about 1500 pounds and stand 58 inches tall at the shoulder.

Holstein heifers can be bred at 15 months of age, when they weigh about 800 pounds. It is desirable to have Holstein females calve for the first time between 24 and 27 months of age. Holstein gestation is approximately nine months. While some cows may live considerably longer, the normal productive life of a Holstein is six years.
Holsteins have the highest milk productions in the world. They have an unequalled genetically anchored achievement ability which has no biological ceiling. Genetic improvements of 1 to 2 percent per year are totally realistic. 

They can be stabled, but are equally suitable for grazing. They can be kept on grassland or in mixed farming systems with bi-annual grazing, or be stabled throughout the year. Neither does it matter whether they are kept in high-lying or low-lying area. Not only are Holstein suitable for low-cost farming systems, they are also eminently suitable as dairy industry cows in intensive farming, which requires the stabling of cows. 

However, Holsteins, compared to natural breeds, are not as resistant to heat and diseases when in difficult agro-ecological areas. Their reaction to such conditions is a reduced production capacity. Experience has taught that they exhibit divergent adaptation abilities, which should therefore receive attention from a technical point of view when breeding. In the case of cross-breeding with natural breeds the calves show a higher heat tolerance and higher production figures are achieved than in the case of cross-breeding with other cultural breeds. 

Holsteins produce vigorous calves distinguished by rapid growth, early maturity and easy care. If they are managed well, they exhibit no fertility problems. 

They are good-natured, are easy to handle and can be stabled without any problems. They are also resistant to stress, exhibit a herd mentality and are not solitary animals. 

Top producing Holsteins milking twice a day have been known to produce up to 67,914 pounds of milk in 365 days.

1.8mg Vitamin B12

  • normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • normal red blood cell formation
  • process of cell division
  • normal immune function
  • normal psychological function
  • reduction of tiredness and fatigue

7.2g Fat

  • low in fat

Purity of Rajdarbar Milk – Initiative Towards Healthy India

Milk and dairy foods are important sources of several nutrients which contribute to health.

7g Protein

  • maintenance of normal bone
  • muscle growth and maintenance
  • normal bone growth and development in children

240mg Calcium

  • normal growth and development of bones
  • maintenance of normal bones
  • maintenance of normal teeth
  • normal blood clotting
  • normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • normal muscle function
  • process of cell division
  • normal neurotransmission

60mg Iodine

  • normal growth of children
    normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • maintenance of normal skin
  • normal functioning of the nervous system
  • normal cognitive function
  • normal production and function of thyroid hormones

312mg Potassium

  • normal functioning of the nervous system
  • maintenance of normal blood pressure
  • normal muscle function

0.48mg Vitamin B2

  • normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • maintenance of normal skin
  • normal functioning of the nervous system
  • maintenance of normal vision
  • normal iron metabolism
  • maintenance of normal red blood cells
  • reduction of tiredness and fatigue

0.48mg Vitamin B2

  • normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • maintenance of normal skin
  • normal functioning of the nervous system
  • maintenance of normal vision
  • normal iron metabolism
  • maintenance of normal red blood cells
  • reduction of tiredness and fatigue

10 %OF OUR RECOMMENDED DAILY PROTEIN*

Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and muscle, and growth in muscle mass.

80%  OF OUR RECOMMENDED

DAILY VITAMIN B12*

Helps us feel less tired, benefits our immune system and contributes to the release of energy from food.

41% OF OUR RECOMMENDED DAILY CALCIUM*

Needed for maintenance of normal bones. It also helps muscle and nerve function,
normal blood clotting and maintenance
of teeth.

23%  OF OUR RECOMMENDED

DAILY VITAMIN B5*

Also known as Pantothenic acid. Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

24% OF OUR RECOMMENDED

DAILY PHOSPHORUS*

Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and normal teeth.

30%  OF OUR RECOMMENDED

DAILY RIBOFLAVIN*

Also known as vitamin B2, it helps us make the most of the energy we get from our food and is good for our skin.

44% OF OUR RECOMMENDED

DAILY IODINE*

Contributes to the production of thyroid hormones and thyroid function.