Swedish Red and White
Swedish Red and White dairy cattle are a breed from Sweden that originated from Milking Shorthorn and Scottish Ayrshire.
The Swedish Red and White dairy cow is a medium sized red cow that is successfully being used to improve cattle world wide and in used quite often for cross-breeding with the Holstein for improving fertility, calving ease and udder health.
Crossbreeding of Swedish Red and White with other breeds is gaining in popularity around the world and especially with the Holstein in North America.
By incorporating the Swedish Red and White genetics into the Holstein, many of the problems in the Holstein breed can be greatly improved. The traits that the Swedish Red and White can help improve are:
- Calving Ease
- Lower Somatic Cell Count
- Higher fat and protein content
North American producers should take a further look at adding genetics from the Swedish Red and White into their herds!