Holsteins came to the United States from Holland in 1621. They are black and white (although they can also be red and white, though this is more uncommon),, and weigh approximately 1,500 pounds when mature. They are big cows! They produce the most milk on average of all the dairy breeds. Also, their milk has less butterfat than other dairy breeds.
Interesting web site that I found on the internet that describes the attributes of the different cow breeds. The ironic part is that the web site has raw milk truth in it. The truth about raw milk is that there is NO scientific evidence that raw milk is better. I wish the raw milk backers would throw in the towel and admit that they don't know what they are talking about.