Where did dairy cows come from?
The six common breeds of dairy cows found in the United States originated from the following locations:
Ayrshire - County Ayrshire (Scotland)
Brown Swiss - Switzerland
Guernsey - Isle of Guernsey (English Channel)
Jersey - Isle of Jersey (English Channel)
Holstein - Province of Friesland (Netherlands or Holland) or State of Holstein (Germany)
Milking Shorthorn - Northeastern England