Red & White
Published on Mon, 08/31/2009 - 8:30am
They were discriminated against by the Holstein-Friesian Association for decades; now, they’re a welcome part of the herd. They’ve been coming to America since the turn of the last century, but they didn’t have their own registry until 1964. And now…Red & Whites are one of the hottest things out there.
The history of the breed—although it’s more a “breed” in name only since the association accepts red animals that aren’t of Holstein lineage—was detailed painstakingly in an article written by Dr. Larry Specht (pronounced “Spay”), professor emeritus of dairy science at Penn State University. “The Red and White breed has come a long way since it was founded,” writes Specht. “Great strides have been made in both production and type, and the best of them can go head-to-head with their black and white counterparts.”