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Dutch people

They share a common culture and speak the Dutch language. Dutch people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in Aruba, Suriname, Guyana, Curaçao, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States.

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A dairy cow gives between 5 and 60 liters of milk per day during an lactation period: an average of 25 liters of milk per day. A cow is milked on average 315 days a year. This amounts to an average production of 8000 liters of milk per cow per year. Some cows produce 100,000 liters of milk during their lifetime.


It is difficult to clearly pinpoint the exact emergence of the Dutch people; the interpretation of which is often highly personal.

Greater Netherlands

Dutch also saw the emerging of various Greater Netherlands- and pan-movements seeking to unite the Dutch-speaking peoples across the continent.

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Cows are therefore important for our food supply . In dairy farming, the aim is to achieve increasingly higher production per cow per year. A cow can reach the age of 20 years. Nowadays, however, the average dairy cow is only five to six years old.


A cow belongs to the herbivores . She pulls the grass with the tongue from the ground and grinds it between the lower teeth and the jaws . The cow is a ruminant and swallows the grass almost without chewing the first time. A cow has four stomachs. 

first stomach, the rumen , is full, the grass comes back in the mouth and the cow chews it fine. After this it is swallowed again. In the rumen, the food is fermented by microorganisms.

The second stomach, the net stomach, ensures that the fermented food flows through to the third,

Third stomach, the book stomach. In this stomach, the moisture is extracted from the digested food.

Finally the fourth stomach most closely resembles the stomach of non-ruminating mammals. Here the food is digested and passed on to the small intestine.

From calf to cow 

When a cow has calved for the second time she is called a shotter, after the third time a 3rd calf cow, after the fourth a 4th calf cow, etc.A cow that is ready to be fertilized is called drafty. This heat repeats itself every three weeks until the cow is pregnant.

Dairy cow, beef cow and double-purpose cow

Around 1900, good Dutch dairy cows gave around 2500 liters of milk per year. In principle, a cow must be milked twice a day, at least the first ten months after a calf is born. Cows that are kept for both milk and ultimately for meat are called double-target cows.


At a show the cows are classified per group. With Red & White, Red & Heifers, Red & White, and Red & White are old.