What actually Australian Cow is:
Australian Cows are like cows which are generally found in the region of Australia. Mostly, these species of cows are really useful for meat production as well as milk or dairy production. Highly active physics, really strong to survive different circumstances and weather. Very gentle and versatile food habits are also found in these species. As we all know that here we have such a nice friendly environment and people who are passionate to do farming. Our people are likely to do farming both in a personal way and also in a commercial way.
Basically, for meat production Australian cows are one of the best cow species with low-quality fat. Very tasty and nutritious meat has been produced from them. And for a commercial benefit milking cows can produce sufficient milk to run a dairy farm. For this reason, most people want to build a dairy farm in Bangladesh. Because these cows originate from Australia that’s why they are popularly known as Australian Cow in Bangladesh.
Types of Australian Cow:
There are various types of cows available in the Australian region. Here are the most popular one below:
Holstein: They are the most popular dairy cow among all types of Australian cows. Due to their sustainability and organic growth make them just the best items. A Holstein cow can produce large quantities of milk; some Holsteins produce 10,000 liters in a year.
Jersey: These cows are fairly small, and fawn in color, with black tips on their muzzles, ears, feet, and tails.The second most common breed in Australia. Jersey milk is especially creamy, making it ideal for making butter. Jerseys are the smallest of all dairy cows and can weigh up to 500kg. Their origin came from the island of Jersey (in the English Channel between England and France) and was brought to Australia in 1829.
Aussie Red: These cows are medium-sized and mainly red in color, with white markings. An extremely hardy breed that produces milk with high protein content and medium milk-fat content. Bred in Australia by combining Scandinavian Red genetic lines with other Australian Red breeds such as the Illawarra and Ayrshire.
Illawarra: They were recognized as a new Australian cow breed in 1910. Actually, they developed in the Illawarra region of New South Wales by crossbreeding a number of breeds. That’s why they are called Illawarra cows. Their body colors rich red in color with a little white on the flanks. Illawarra cows produce large quantities of milk; many Illawarra’s produce more than 40 liters per day.
Brown Swiss: One of the most common breeds in the world. Solid brown in color, varying from very light to dark. Originally from Switzerland.
Guernsey: Originally from the Isle of Guernsey. A tiny little island in the English Channel. That’s why they are popularly known as Guernsey Cow. Their diversity Fawn in coloring with white markings makes them very identical. Another special thing about their Milk is that they have a distinctive golden color. On average they produce 22 liters of milk per day. These cows weigh 600 kg when their age is three.
Ayrshire: Originally from the County of Ayr in Scotland and imported to Australia in the 1850’s. These cows have a few color variations like light to deep cherry red, mahogany, brown, or a combination of these colors with white. Some are all white. They are really beautiful creatures.
Among them in Bangladesh Holstein is most popular for meat and dairy farming. Actually, Holstein cows originally came from Northern Europe. They are very identical cause their body colors are mainly black and white mixed. The most popular breed in the world and in Australia; nearly 1.4 million of Australia’s 1.65 million dairy cows are Holsteins.
Why Are They Popular:
Firstly, Holstein cows produce large quantities of milk; some Holsteins produce 10,000 liters in a year. That’s equal to 5000 two-liter milk cartons (14 cartons every day!) Holsteins are one of the largest dairy animals. Cows can stand over 1.5 meters tall and weigh over 600 kg, while bulls stand over 1.8 meters tall and weigh over 1000 kg (about the same as a small car)
You can easily count the ROI ( Return on Investment ) if you want to do a dairy farm business or a meat production house. They are big and they have the ability to lift your business if you are cooperative and enthusiastic enough to raise them properly in a healthy and organic way.
Australian Cow’s Current Market Price:
Another angle of this cow is that they are imported generally. The various government authorized importers and agricultural divisions of government to bring them to do research on them. Like how they cope with new foods, new places, new weather, and also the fertility rate, mortality rate, growth, etc. On the other hand, there are a few private agencies available who import cows. If someone provides the order then they take it and bring it after completing all the paper works.
Moreover, there are different types of pricing depending on condition height, weight, health condition, age, production capacity, etc. Here, an Australian Holstein Friesian cow can cost you BDT. 65,000 to BDT. 3,00,0000/- If it is a bull then it can be BDT .75,000/- to BDT. 5,00,000/- depending on its physical conditions. If you want to purchase a bull calf and then it may cost you BDT. 20,000 to BDT. 50,000/-. Their age range is 4 months to 8 months. There are various types of bull calves available, all you need to find the suitable one and purchase it.
Calf Vs. Milking Cow Price:
There are fair differences between a calf and a milking cow. Firstly, they serve different purposes. A male calf is raised as a bull so that it can produce more bulls or cows. And another main purpose is to fulfill the meat demand. On the other hand, a female calf is solely raised for milking and bearing bulls and cows so that the balance may be established among the purposes.
In previous, we mentioned the pricing of calves in Bangladesh may start from BDT. 20,000 to BDT. 50,000 for a male or female calves. On the other hand, a milking cow is highly considered how much milk it can produce and also the age and body fitness really matters when it comes to pricing. It may start from BDT. 60,000/- toBD.2,00,000/- with or without calves.