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Dairy Cow Breeds

There are many breeds of dairy cows in Australia. Holstein, Jersey and Aussie Red are the most popular, and all have distinctive characteristics. Learn about all of the different dairy cow breeds and who’s who in the herd.

Australian Ayrshire Breeds Calves Guernsey Heifers Holstein Illawarra Jersey Swiss

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This video explains the different breeds of dairy cows. There are seven breeds of dairy cows in Australia. They are Holstein, Jersey, Aussie Red, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Illawarra and Ayrshire. Discover their unique characteristics and the milk the produce.

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