Holstein dairy cows are available online at Hoards.com, ValspringHolsteins.com and AmericanDairymen.com. Hoards.com lists classified ads from Holstein sellers throughout the United States. Each ad has a description and age of the cows, placement date and expiration of the ad, and a link to the seller’s website.
The site also has a section on dairy news and industry buzz and a bookstore with a complete dairy library.
ValspringHolsteins.com is a third-generation family-owned business with herds that are bred for longevity. They offer listings of Holstein cows for sale that include descriptions of the herd and its genetics and the age and weight of the cows. References are available upon request.
AmericanDairymen.com is a directory with over 200 farms and breeders listed. The site offers red-and-white Holstein cows for sale rather than the traditional black-and-white cows. It lists phone numbers and links to each breeder’s website.
Holstein dairy cows are easily recognized by their distinctive black-and-white markings. The breed is known for its outstanding milk production, yielding more milk than any other cattle breed. Holstein cows also can adapt to a wide range of conditions. Of the 9 million cows found in the United States in 2015, 90 percent are descended from Holstein cattle.