With the growing consumer interest in healthy food, it makes perfect sense people want to know every detail about the products they eat of drink. A question we receive a lot lately is what breed our cows are. We think it is great to see people value a healthy lifestyle just as much as we do. This makes us even happier to share with you that our cows are predominantly Holstein-Friesian cows!
Let’s get to know our pretty ladies!
The Holstein-Friesian cows go way back, the first breed appeared over 2000 years ago! As their name suggests, the breed is a mix of two cows: the Holstein and the Friesian. The Holstein came from Germany while the Friesian cow is originally from The Netherlands. As The Netherlands are very small and you are in Germany in no time, the cows must have gotten mixed up somewhere. Best of both worlds, we can assure you, because the Friesians were known for their high quality of milk and the Holsteins for their sweet and tame personality. That gives us the tastiest milk, filled with lots of love.
Today, the Holstein-Friesian cow is famous for their excellent quality of milk. It is the most common breed we have in The Netherlands and they produce most milk we drink. Because of the popularity of the Dutch cows, a lot of countries imported the Holstein-Friesian breed. That’s the reason for this breed to be as famous as it is today.
Not only are our cows extremely lucky with their breed, they are also very lucky with their farmer. Our ladies are treated the way they are supposed to be treated. They can, for example, choose for themselves when they want their breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not in de mood for the whole ‘milking thing’ today? No problem, because that is a choice every cow should make for him or herself. No one deserves to be ruled over, especially not our cows!