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Holstein Cows - Good Luck Minis®

SKU 343622

  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • When people think of dairy cows, they often imagine a passive black-and-white creature, and for good reasons. Holsteins, with their distinctive black-and-white markings are far and away the most prodigious milk producers in the United States.
  • Scientific Name: Bos taurus
  • Characteristics: These gentle dairy cows would look pretty good grazing away on top of cupcakes and in a birthday giveaway bag. Use them in miniature farm scenes as well.
  • Size and Color: Classic black-and-white Holstein Cows are about the size of a playing die.
  • Holstein Cows are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Migrants traveling through Europe 2000 years ago came across what would eventually become the Netherlands, a cold, northern country with limited natural resources. They needed a cow that could survive and thrive in that setting. Two types, the black Batavians and the white Friesians were bred for their superior characteristics, most notably their ability to produce a great deal of milk from limited feed. The black-and-white breed became known as Holsteins, and the productive cows finally made their way to the U.S. in 1852 aboard a Dutch ship. A single Holstein had provided enough milk for the crew during the journey across the Atlantic, and the value of the animal was immediately recognized. More were imported, and today over 22 million registered Holsteins graze in grassy fields and provide an average of nearly 24,000 pounds of milk per animal per year.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 4.83 L x 20.25 W x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 1.9 L x 7.97 W x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866343606
    When the milk market developed in newly founded America, dairy breeders imported the Holstein, an abundant milk producer bred to make the best use of grass.