TOP 3 Cow Breeds for High Milk Production

TOP 3 Cow Breeds

TOP 3 Cow Breeds for High Milk Production


Place of Origin: NETHERLANDS


BULL (Male): up to 2,500lbs

COW (Female): up to 1,500lbs

Colour: Black & White, Red & White

Lifespan: 15 – 20 Years

Breeding Age: 15 months

Care Level: EASY

Production: 9 Gallons milk per day/2674 Gallons per year

Calves are hardy, grow quickly and are easy to care for. Overall the breed is known for their adaptability, tolerating a range of living conditions, however, they are not tolerant to heat. Heat can impact their milk production and fertility.

The defining characteristic of the Holstein is their milk production. Although their milk has less fat and protein than that of other dairy breeds.

A Holstein hold the world record for milk production. This mighty cow churned out 78,170lbs / 9,090 gallons in 1 year back in 2017.


Place of Origin: Britain’s Isle of Jersey


BULL (Male): 1,200 – 1,800lbs

COW (Female): 900 – 1,100lbs

Colour: Brown, fawn, also in shades of red, grey and spotted

Lifespan: 25+ years

Breeding Age: 26-30 Months

Care Level: EASY

Production: 6 Gallons per day

Of all Dairy breeds the Jersey’s milk boasts the richest content. The milk is high in butterfat which provides a better tasting product

One reason the Jersey thrives around the world is its adaptability to various climates especially hot and tropical regions. Jersey’s might be crossed with native breeds to increase milk production.


Place of Origin: SWITZERLAND

Uses: Dairy, Draught & Meat

BULL (Male): 1,800 – 2,500lbs

COW (Female): 1,100 – 1,500lbs

Colour: Light to Dark brown with a white muzzle

Lifespan: 15 – 20 years

Breeding Age: 21 -22 months

Care Level: EASY

Production: 2,600 gallons per lactation period.

They are a large breed of cattle with an incredible milk yield which has good butterfat and protein content which makes for great dairy products such as cheese and yoghurt.

They are a very hardy and resilient breed that are used to foraging in mountain terrains and can withstand any temperature variations.

Because of their wonderful nature to can them on farms that run both Holsteins & Jerseys. They also make great farm pets.


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