Danish Red Holstein represents only 1 percent of the Danish cow population.
The results of the breed is based on a breeding programme using the best bulls internationally in cooperation of testing young sires with breed associations in Germany. Danish Red Holsteins are superior in udder quality and type, and despite the limited number of breeding animals, Danish Rd Holsteins has had the most significant progress of the Danish milk breeds.
The average limelight is 650-700 kg for cows. The average production is (January 2007) :
9.372 kg milk 4,05% fat, 380 kg fat, 3,35% protein 314 kg protein, 694 kg fat + protein.