Holstein Friesians are a crossbreed of 2 types of cow. Friesian cows were originally from Friesland in Holland and first arrived in Australia in the 1850’s. These big cows are black and white and produce lots of milk. As farmers are paid on the amount of milk they produce, Holstein Friesians are quite popular, making up more than 60% of Australia’s dairy cattle. They can cope with a broad range of temperatures and conditions.