What Are Black and White Cows Called?

Cows with black-and-white markings are called Holstein Friesian, a breed of cattle that originated in Europe. This breed is strictly bred and culled in the Netherlands to obtain an animal that makes good use of grass, which is the most abundant resource in the area.

Most Holstein cattle are distinguished by their black-and-white markings, but they may also show red-and-white markings due to a recessive genetic trait. In Europe, the Holstein breed is used for dairy production in the north and for meat in the south. They are known for their adaptability to different types of environment and for producing outstanding, high-quality milk.