Two sets of Holstein twins from Wait and See Holsteins, Mortimer, Eastern Cape, produced over 100 000 litres of milk each over 31 lactations. As far as can be established, this is a world record. Holstein South Africa and Holstein International have confirmed that they do not have any similar data on record.
Breeder John Sieberhagen says: “Obviously these cows are well cared for. The Anna twins are nine generations “very good” or better. Precious 123 is a fourth generation excellent. She is backed by seven generations ‘very good’ or better, of which six are excellent. However, combining the right genetic lines with particular emphasis on good udders, legs, feet and strength is a major contribution. Good conformation certainly played an important part in the performance of these cows.”
Some 48 Wait and See cows have produced more that 100 000 litres of milk to date. Cows are run on partial mixed ration. They graze during the day and are fed at night. They are milked three times a day.
Published on Tue, 23rd Feb 2016 - 08:17