Red & White dual purpose


Nom Numéro HB Père Dam's sire né. Caracteristiques
Nom Numéro HB Père Dam's sire né. Caracteristiques
Rotbunt DN
BARTOK DN 10/599472 Bester Matthijs 2010 Fett und Eiweiß Fundamente DN-Typ
DAMIAN DN 10/599429 Duisenberg Guido 2007 Eiweißpower RZ-Robot Eutergesundheit
DON DN 10/588022 Donald Marathon DN 2012 Hintereuter Nutzungsdauer Fruchtbarkeit
FLENS DN 10/586351 Flavio Baltimore 2018
MAXIME DN 10/597711 Marnuel DN Silo 2005 Eutergesundheit Blutführung Eiweiß
MINKENHOF 10/599439 Matthijs Manuel 2008 Eiweißpower Fundamente Färsenbulle
OLPE DN 10/588665 Oskur Matthijs 2013 Leistungsbereitschaft Fruchtbarkeit Beckenlage
RIKUS DN 10/588027 Rik Rudolf DN 2013 Fundamente Euter Milchinhaltsstoffe
ROEST DN 10/599499 Rudass Bas 2011 Fett und Eiweiß Mastleistung Exterieur

The breed in general

Herd book breeding of Red & White cows in Germany can be traced back until 1887. Due to increasingly strong Red Holstein influence on the German Red & White population, a separated breeding and herd book management was established in 1992. This was the basis for the successful preservation breeding-wise and for work with dual purpose traits characteristic of the breed.


Red & White dual purpose cattle (DN) are red-white whereby the red should be predominant if possible. The extremities, belly and udder are generally white. The head is red whereby the forehead often shows a white mark.

Polled status:

The animals have horns by nature.


The medium-sized animals have very good feet & legs and udders of excellent quality guaranteeing high productivity and very good longevity.

Production traits:

This breed is especially characterized by robustness and outstanding fattening capability and adaptability in all kinds of housing. The animals are named Red & White dual purpose because they have better fattening ability than Holstein cattle. However, milk production is lower by approx. 1,000 kg compared to Holstein cattle. There are productions of 7,000 kg milk with ca. 4.0 % fat and 3.6 % protein based on farm-own feed. Differing milk production can be compensated by higher fattening yield as daily weight gains of 1,300 g can be realized. Carcase is good with best yield and outstanding meat quality.




Withers height, cm

137 - 143

130 - 138

Weight, kg


600 - 650