141 Years after her Emigration from Boksum to New YorkThe Family of America’s Historic Record Cow Pietertje is Still Performing in Friesland

No wonder that she became world famous: Pietertje 2, the Friesian cow that emigrated to America and there set a world record for production that stood for no less than 24 years. At the same time, Pietertje 2 became the foundation cow of a family with immense influence in Holstein breeding. Because: Pietertje 2 appears in the pedigree of both icons of the Holstein breed: Elevation and Chief! And here it is: thanks to a valuable tip, HI was made aware that in Friesland – the Dutch province from which Pietertje 2 left for the US in 1882 – the original Pietertje family is still at work - still owned by the Cuperus family, still in the village of Boksum! You realize: HI paid a visit and reports.

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