Dutch cattle breeding

The cattle breeding industry in the Netherlands focuses on the dairy industry for which mainly Holstein-Friesian cows are used. The Holstein-Friesian bull calves which the dairy industry brings forth, are almost all fattened to calves of 8 to 12 months before they are slaughtered. The bulls slaughtered in the Netherlands are mostly French breeds such as Limousin, Charolais, Blonde d'Acuitain or Holstein-Friesian cross breeds.