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Hol·stein 1

 (hōl′stīn′, -stēn′)
A region and former duchy of northern Germany at the base of the Jutland Peninsula. It became a duchy under the suzerainty of the Holy Roman Empire in 1474 and was often controlled by Denmark in the years that followed.

Hol·stein 2

 (hōl′stīn′, -stēn′)
Any of a breed of large black and white dairy cattle originally developed in Friesland.

[After Holstein1.]


(Breeds) the usual US and Canadian name for Friesian1


(German ˈhɔlʃtain)
(Placename) a region of N Germany, in S Schleswig-Holstein: in early times a German duchy of Saxony; became a duchy of Denmark in 1474; finally incorporated into Prussia in 1866


(ˈhoʊl staɪn, -stin)

1. Also called Hol′stein-Frie′sian. one of a breed of large black-and-white dairy cattle originating in North Holland and Friesland.
2. a region in N Germany, at the base of the peninsula of Jutland: a former duchy. Compare Schleswig-Holstein.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holstein - a breed of dairy cattle from northern HollandHolstein - a breed of dairy cattle from northern Holland
dairy cattle, dairy cow, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker - cattle that are reared for their milk
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The thing that impressed itself most on me in Holland was the thoroughness of the agriculture and the excellence of the Holstein cattle.
The fine herd of Holstein cows--their big eyes looked at him with such trust
Now in its sixth year, the John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in memory of skilled dairy farmer John Dennison, of Scales Park Farm, Ulverston, who was a highly regarded breeder of Denmire Holsteins.
Even though the large advantage of the Holstein breed for additive genetic merit for lactation milk yield, several dairy cattle crossbreeding experiments involving this breed along with Brown Swiss, Jersey, Normande and Montbeliarde have been performed to answer the question if crossbreds excel Holsteins in reproduction, health and survival.
Eion, Mary, Wyn and Rhys Jones, of Feithy Holsteins, Cilfeithy-Uchaf, Kidwelly, collected the 2014 Holstein UK premier pedigree herd award at last year's UK Dairy Day.
The main competition is in the week starting July 2, to be judged by Henry Cornthwaite, Kirkwood Holsteins.
Anthony Brough from Tallent Holsteins, based at Cockermouth in Cumbria has contributed a Goldwyn egg from Tallent Mtoto Chamois VG87.
Following the successful birth, farmers will now inseminate further Holstein cows on a Yorkshire farm and the plan is to produce 2,500 Wagyu-Holsteins each year, providing 750 tons of meat.
Frozen embryos could be implanted into surrogate moms, or Holstein sperm could be used to inseminate, say, Jersey cows--and their offspring--to gradually convert a Jersey line into Holsteins.
Cattle Dexter - Female: Stuart Tarrant (Bracknell, Berkshire) Guernsey - Female: Susan, Lady Barlow (Malpas, Cheshire) Holstein - Female: Riverdane and Copywood Holsteins (Middlewich, Cheshire) Welsh Black - Champion: WM & HR Stewart, Colwyn Bay, North Wales.