Milk Cow breeds

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Holstein-Friesian
Origin: netherlands
Color: black and white
size: largest
Milk: 22,000 lbs per lactation
Milk fat: 2.5%
Brown Swiss
Origin: Switzerland
Color: solid light to dark brown
size: large
Milk: 20,000 lbs per lactation
Milk fat: 4.1%
Ayrshire
Origin: scotland
color: cherry red, mahogany brown, or white
size: large
milk: 17,000 lbs
milk fat: 4%
Guernsey
Origin: Isle of Guernsey
color: fawn with white markings
size: moderate
Milk: 16,200 lbs
milk fat: 5%
Jersey
Origin: Isle of Jersey
color: cream to fawn; black muzzle
size: smallest
Milk: 15,200
milk fat: 5.4%
Milking Shorthorn
origin: Great Britain
color: solid red or red with white patches
dual purpose: milk or meat
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