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The first cattle were domesticated at least 10,000 years ago, and they are raised as for meat (beef and veal), dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (pulling carts, plows and the like). Also they are raised to produce leather and their manure is used for fertilizer. Cattle were the first livestock animal to have a fully mapped genome and there is an estimated 1.3 billion cattle in the world today.

Cattle raised for human consumption are called "beef cattle". Within the beef cattle industry in parts of the United States, the term "beef" (plural "beeves") is still used in its archaic sense to refer to an animal of either sex. Cows of certain breeds that are kept for the milk they give are called "dairy cows" or "milking cows". Most young male offspring of dairy cows are sold for veal, and may be referred to as veal calves.

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About Abigar CattleAbigar


Abigar cattle are found in Eastern Africa, mainly in the border area between Ethiopia and Sudan. Although primarily dairy cattle (Abigar females produce approximately 750kg of milk per lactation), they are also slaughtered for their beef.

Abigar  - Cattle Breeds

About Abondance CattleAbondance


Abondance Cattle is a mixed race breed of cattle which originated in the high valleys of Haute - Savoie, France.

They are medium-sized; the females weigh between 580 and 680 kilograms (kg) and stand 1.30 meters tall the bulls weigh between 645 and 820 kilograms (kg).

The females are golden brown with a white head, underside of the abdomen, and extremities of its legs and stand 1.70 meters tall. The bull’s color is different, with a chestnut red and a bit of white on the head.

Abondance Cattle milk is rich ...

Abondance  - Cattle Breeds

About Aceh CattleAceh


Aceh cattle are indigenous to the Aceh province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. They are one of the major domestic cattle breeds in Indonesia.

Aceh  - Cattle Breeds

About Achham CattleAchham


Achham cattle are a unique type of zebu cattle found in the Achham region of Nepal. They are small; the cows average 88 cm in height at the withers with an average weight of 110 kg. Bulls average 97 cm at the withers and weigh on average 150 kg.

Acham cattle are suitable for hill conditions and are used mainly for milk production. They vary from black to white, i.e. black, brown, grey, white, spotted black and white. They are reared by the farmers of the Far Western Development Region of Nepal, particularly in Achham, ...

Achham  - Cattle Breeds

About Adamawa CattleAdamawa


Adamawa cattle are indigenous to Adamawa, Nigeria. They are a multipurpose breed, used as a draught animal, for beef, and dairy production. The breed makes up 2% of Nigeria's total herd.

Adamawa  - Cattle Breeds

About Adaptaur CattleAdaptaur


Adaptaur (also known as Belmont Adaptaur or just Adaptaur) cattle were developed in Australia in the 1950s from crosses between Hereford and Shorthorn cattle. They were selected mainly for increased resistance to the stresses of the tropics, particularly heat, and cattle ticks.

Adaptaur bulls are early maturing and medium size. They are relatively easy care: sleek coat, well pigmented eyes and good resistance to heat, ticks and internal parasites.


Adaptaur  - Cattle Breeds

About Africangus CattleAfricangus


Africangus cattle originated in the US in the 1950s. They are a composite of Africander (30%) and Aberdeen Angus (70%) cattle.



Africangus  - Cattle Breeds

About Afrikaner CattleAfrikaner


Afrikaner cattle were developed from the native Hottentot cattle of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.  


Afrikaners are medium-sized cattle with loose skin and large drooping ears. Bulls have the typical Zebu hump. They vary from a light tan to a deep cherry red. They have creamy white horns.  


Afrikaners are low-maintenance, heat-tolerant, and well adapted to withstand harsh conditions. They have a good temperament and are easier to handle than most Brahman-derived breeds.



Afrikaner  - Cattle Breeds

About Agerolese CattleAgerolese


It comes from the province of Naples; today only few hundreds heads of cattle are bred in the Agerola, Pagani, Gragnano areas. It is the result of crossbreeding of Holstein, Brown and Jersey with local stock.


The breed is at risk of extinction, has suffered a considerable reduction throughout the years because of the frequent replacement crossbreeding with the Italian Holstein.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to p ...


Agerolese  - Cattle Breeds

About Ala Tau CattleAla Tau


Ala Tau (also known as Alatau) cattle are from the Alatau mountain in Kazakhstan. They are used for beef and dairy production.

Ala Tau  - Cattle Breeds

About Alambadi CattleAlambadi


Alambadi are rare cattle that originated from the Alambadi Village in India. They are mainly raised in the hilly regions of modern-day Tamil Nadu. In the past they was usually kept as a drought animal, but today local cattle breeders are attempting to increase their milk production.

Alambadi are medium-sized cattle. They are grey, dark grey, or black with white markings on their forehead, limb, and tail. Their head is narrow and their horns curve backward. They have prominent forehead and hump and a thick dewlap. On averag ...

Alambadi  - Cattle Breeds

About Albanian CattleAlbanian


Albanian Cattle are yellow to red-black dual-purpose cattle from Albania, of course. They are generally used as a draught animal and for milk production. They are similar to the brachyceros-type cattle breeds in Yugoslavia and Greece.

Albanian  - Cattle Breeds

About Albera CattleAlbera


Albera are an endangered breed of small cattle indigenous to the Albera Massif, which divides Catalonia from France and lies partly in the comarca of Alt Emporda in the Catalan province of Girona, and partly in the comarca of Vallespir in the French departement of Pyrenees-Orientales.



Although the presence of a cattle breed in the Albera Massif was noted in the nineteenth century, the first description of the Albera dates ...


Albera  - Cattle Breeds

About Albese CattleAlbese


Albese  - Cattle Breeds

About Alderney CattleAlderney


Alderney  - Cattle Breeds

About Alentejana CattleAlentejana


Alentejana  - Cattle Breeds

About Aleutian wild CattleAleutian wild


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About Algerian CattleAlgerian


Algerian  - Cattle Breeds

About Aliad Dinka CattleAliad Dinka


Aliad Dinka  - Cattle Breeds

About Alistana-Sanabresa CattleAlistana-Sanabresa


Alistana-Sanabresa  - Cattle Breeds

About Allmogekor CattleAllmogekor


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About Alur CattleAlur


Alur  - Cattle Breeds

About American CattleAmerican


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About American Beef Friesian CattleAmerican Beef Friesian


American Beef Friesian  - Cattle Breeds

About American Brown Swiss CattleAmerican Brown Swiss


American Brown Swiss  - Cattle Breeds

About American White Park CattleAmerican White Park


American White Park  - Cattle Breeds

About Amerifax CattleAmerifax


Amerifax  - Cattle Breeds

About Amiata CattleAmiata


Amiata  - Cattle Breeds

About Amrit Mahal CattleAmrit Mahal


Amrit Mahal  - Cattle Breeds

About Amsterdam Island CattleAmsterdam Island


Amsterdam Island  - Cattle Breeds

About Anatolian Black CattleAnatolian Black


Anatolian Black  - Cattle Breeds

About Ancient Egyptian CattleAncient Egyptian


Ancient Egyptian  - Cattle Breeds

About Andalusian Black CattleAndalusian Black


Andalusian Black  - Cattle Breeds

About Andalusian Blond CattleAndalusian Blond


Andalusian Blond  - Cattle Breeds

About Andalusian Grey CattleAndalusian Grey


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About Angeln CattleAngeln


Angeln Cattle are from Angeln, Germany, where they have been carefully planned and bred since 1830. They are known for producing milk with high butterfat. The current breeding aim is 9000 kg of milk with 4.8 % fat and 3.8 % protein. Fully grown Angeln cows reach about 140 – 145 cm height and a live weight of 650 kg. Average yields are 5,200 kg of 4.6% milk per lactation.

Content and Photo Source: Omkar Gaudham.

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About Angoni CattleAngoni


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About Angus CattleAngus


Angus Beef, also known as Aberdeen cattle, is a very successful and well known breed of cattle. They originated in Scotland in the highlands of Northern Scotland, in the countries or "shires" of Angus and Aberdeen of Angus and Aberdeenshire, but today they are found worldwide as one of the most successful cattle ever. There are two strains in the Angus breed - Black and Red, and are naturally polled.

Angus cattle, locally also known as ‘doddies’ or ‘hummlies’, were developed by three Scottish ranchers in the early 1800’s. < ...

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About Angus Hybrids CattleAngus Hybrids


Angus Hybrid cattle are black polled composite cattle developed from American Angus blended with enough Continental Breed genetics to add lean red meat performance to the widely acknowledged Angus carcass quality and maternal characteristics. Angus hybrids have demonstrated the ability to pass on hybrid vigor performance to a wide range of cattle breeds including pure bred Angus cattle.  

Angus hybrids have been developed in a number of different combinations using different continental carcass breed genetics to ach ...

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About Ankina CattleAnkina


Ankina  - Cattle Breeds

About Ankole-Watusi CattleAnkole-Watusi


Ankole-Watusi, or just Ankole, cattle go back many hundreds of years and their ancestry can be traced back to Europe and Asia as early as 15000 BC. Today Ankole cattle are distributed mostly from Lake Mobutu to Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa.  

They are very hardy animals and can live in very poor conditions with little water and poor grazing. Ankole cattle have a medium-long head, a short neck with a deep dewlap and a narrow chest. Their horns are extremely long and grow outward on either side of the head. They ...

Ankole-Watusi  - Cattle Breeds

About Aosta CattleAosta


Aosta  - Cattle Breeds

About Apulian Podolian CattleApulian Podolian


Apulian Podolian  - Cattle Breeds

About Aracena CattleAracena


Aracena  - Cattle Breeds

About Arado CattleArado


Arado  - Cattle Breeds

About Argentine Criollo CattleArgentine Criollo


Argentine Criollo  - Cattle Breeds

About Argentine Friesian CattleArgentine Friesian


Argentine Friesian  - Cattle Breeds

About Armorican CattleArmorican


Armorican (known as French Armoricaine) are an endangered French cattle raised for both milk and meat production. They were developed in Brittany in the 19th century by cross-breeding local Froment du Leon and the now-extinct Pie Rouge de Carhaix cattle with imported Shorthorn stock from the United Kingdom.

Their name Armoricain came into use in 1923, and a herdbook was started in 1919. In the 1960s, the breed was used with Meuse-Rhine-Issel and Rotbunt stock, in the creation of the Pie Rouge des Plaines dairy cattle breed. C ...

Armorican  - Cattle Breeds

About Arouquesa CattleArouquesa


Arouquesa are relatively small cattle from Portugal. They are raised for both milk and meat production. They are found almost exclusively in the Northern Portuguese districts of Viseu, Braga, Aveiro and Porto. They were granted protected geographical status of Denominacao de Origem Controlada (DOC) from the European Commission.  

They are light brown; although the bulls may become a little darker than the cows. Both bulls and cows have horns. Their horns are large which are wide and are directed forward, first down and ...

Arouquesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Asturian Mountain CattleAsturian Mountain


Asturian Mountain  - Cattle Breeds

About Asturian Valley CattleAsturian Valley


Asturian Valley (also known as Asturiana Occidental, Asturiana de los Valles, and Carrenana) cattle are raised for both milk and meat production. They originated in the valleys of Asturias, Spain and belongs to an exclusive bovine group in Spain known as the tronco Cantabrico (Cantabric trunk).

They are mostly raised in the northern coastal areas on the Bay of Biscay and the river valleys at the foot of the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range.

Their importance as dairy cattle has reduced since other highly produc ...

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About Aubrac CattleAubrac


Aubrac are a moderate-framed, highly maternal breed from southern France that were developed centuries ago for production of forage-based beef.  

The Aubrac region supports little grain production, so economic reality has propelled selection for productive and efficient beef cattle. As the U.S. industry moves toward more moderate-framed, deeper-bodied and practical cattle, Aubrac cattle have caught the attention of many cattlemen. Developed in an all-forage environment in a remote area of southern France, the Aubra ...

Aubrac  - Cattle Breeds

About Aulie-Atta CattleAulie-Atta


Aulie-Atta  - Cattle Breeds

About Aure et Saint-Girons CattleAure et Saint-Girons


Aure et Saint-Girons  - Cattle Breeds

About Australian Braford CattleAustralian Braford


Australian Braford cattle are raised mainly for meat production. As the name suggests, they are from Australia and developed in Queensland between 1946 and 1952. They were developed with the goal of producing cattle that were resistant to cattle ticks and tolerate heat better than some other cattle breeds. They were developed by a cross between a Hereford bull and a Brahman cow, and they carry the characteristics of both breeds. Currently they have stabilized at approximately 50 percent Brahman and 50 percent Hereford. They are mainly ...

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About Australian Brangus CattleAustralian Brangus


Australian Brangus  - Cattle Breeds

About Australian Charbray CattleAustralian Charbray


Australian Charbray  - Cattle Breeds

About Australian Friesian Sahiwal CattleAustralian Friesian Sahiwal


Australian Friesian Sahiwal  - Cattle Breeds

About Australian Lowline CattleAustralian Lowline


Australian Lowline cattle are a group of specially bred Angus cattle from Australia.

In 1974, a special research project was commenced at the Trangie Research Centre in New South Wales utilizing the Angus herd of the prize-winning Trangie Stud; this had been a ‘closed’ herd (meaning, no new blood had been introduced) since 1964. The project involved breeding animals for size, selecting the largest and smallest animals respectively as comparative groups – with the remainder of the herd acting as a control.

By ...


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About Australian Milking Zebu CattleAustralian Milking Zebu


Australian Milking Zebu  - Cattle Breeds

About Australian Shorthorn CattleAustralian Shorthorn


Australian Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Austrian Simmental CattleAustrian Simmental


Austrian Simmental  - Cattle Breeds

About Austrian Yellow CattleAustrian Yellow


Austrian Yellow  - Cattle Breeds

About Avetonou CattleAvetonou


Avetonou  - Cattle Breeds

About Avilena CattleAvilena


Avilena  - Cattle Breeds

About Avilena-Black Iberian CattleAvilena-Black Iberian


Avilena-Black Iberian  - Cattle Breeds

About Aweil Dinka CattleAweil Dinka


Aweil Dinka  - Cattle Breeds

About Ayrshire CattleAyrshire


Ayrshire are dairy cattle that originated from Ayr county, Scotland. They were developed from local cattle crossed with Shortgang, Tiswaters, Alderney, Jersey, Dutch, Guernsey, and most significantly Dutch cattle.

They are successful in climates that cool, since they do not tolerate high temperatures. Their head slightly elongated in the front. Their neck is medium length, thin, with fine folds of skin, smoothly passes into the shoulder. Their chest is deep and moderately broad with a small bosom. They are relatively short (h ...

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About Azaouak CattleAzaouak


Azaouak  - Cattle Breeds

About Azebuado CattleAzebuado


Azebuado  - Cattle Breeds

About Azerbaijan Zebu CattleAzerbaijan Zebu


Azerbaijan Zebu  - Cattle Breeds

About Azores CattleAzores


Azores  - Cattle Breeds

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About Baherie CattleBaherie


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About Bakosi CattleBakosi


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About Balancer CattleBalancer


Balancer cattle were developed by crossing a purebred Gelbvieh with a purebred Angus. This 50% Gelbvieh / 50% Angus cross combine Gelbvieh's growth, muscle and leanness with Angus's calving ease, moderate size and marbling.  


Balancers offer the consistency of their parents combined with the hybrid vigor of a crossbred. They are registered with documented parentage and EPD's.



Balancer  - Cattle Breeds

About Baoule CattleBaoule


Baoule  - Cattle Breeds

About Barrosa CattleBarrosa


Barrosa  - Cattle Breeds

About Barzona CattleBarzona


Barzona cattle development began in 1942 when F.N. Bard, an Arizona rancher, decided to develop a breed that would be adapted to their rugged, dry, and rocky terrain. He used Hereford, Angus, Afrikander, and Santa Gertirudis cattle in more or less equal parts. Production records were maintained and a rigid selection was carried out for fertility, rate of gain, and mothering ability.  


Only the most desirable animals were retained for the breeding program. Selection was made for hardiness traits that include go ...


Barzona  - Cattle Breeds

About Batangas CattleBatangas


Batangas  - Cattle Breeds

About Bazadais CattleBazadais


Bazadaise (also called Bazadais) are French cattle raised primarily for meat production. They originated in the low-laying areas to the south of the River Garonne near that town. But they get their name from the town of Bazas in the department of the Gironde, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France.

It is believed that they may be the result of the inter-breeding of local cattle breeds of Aquitaine cattle with other local breeds. They were previously used as a draught animal. A festival is held each year name ...

Bazadais  - Cattle Breeds

About Beef Freisian CattleBeef Freisian


Beef Freisian  - Cattle Breeds

About Beefalo CattleBeefalo


Beefalo  - Cattle Breeds

About Beefmaker CattleBeefmaker


Beefmaker  - Cattle Breeds

About Beefmaster CattleBeefmaster


Beefmaster cattle were developed in the early 1930s by Tom Lasater. He crossed Hereford, Shorthorn and Brahman cattle. The exact mixture of the foundation cattle is not known, but it is thought to be about 25% Hereford, 25% Shorthorn, and 50% Brahman. Lasater's purpose was to develop cattle that would be more productive than existing breeds in the harsh environment of South Texas. The cattle were heavily selected on what has become known as the Six Essentials - Weight, Conformation, Milking Ability, Fertility, Hardiness and Dispos ...


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About Belgian Blue CattleBelgian Blue


Belgian Blue cattle are medium-sized, heavy cattle, sometimes with a massive double muscle structure. Their colors are blue, white, and blue and white. Belgian Blues are small boned with a sloping rump, hidden hips, strong legs and a relatively small head. They are quite robust and healthy.

Belgian Blues produce a cross bred steer with a high yielding carcass dressing out between 65 and 70 per cent. The meat is tender with a minimum coverage of fat with a high proportion of the valuable cuts.

The proportion of di ...

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About Belgian Red CattleBelgian Red


Belgian Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Belgian Red Pied CattleBelgian Red Pied


Belgian Red Pied  - Cattle Breeds

About Belgian White-and-red CattleBelgian White-and-red


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About Belmont Red CattleBelmont Red


Belmont Red are Australian cattle raised mainly for meat production. They were developed by the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) during 1954 in response to the need in the Australian Tropics for cattle which would improve the fertility of Bos indicus cattle. And it was released to the Australian cattle breeders by the CSIRO in 1969. They were developed from several Bos Taurus cattle breeds including Africander (African Sanga), Hereford, and Shorthorn. The breed has exhibited higher fertility than pure ...

Belmont Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Belted Galloway CattleBelted Galloway


Belted Galloway cattle originate from Galloway, Scotland and are most recognizable by their hairy coats with a white belt that completely circles their bodies across their mid sections. They are nicknamed Oreo Cows, Panda Cows, or Belties. They are primarily black and white, but dun and red belted Galloways are also recognized by breed societies.

Belted Galloways are a heritage breed of cattle and date back to the early 1800's. The exact origin of the white belt across their belly is unknown, but it is thought to have ...

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About Bernese CattleBernese


Bernese  - Cattle Breeds

About Berrenda CattleBerrenda


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About Betizu CattleBetizu


Betizu  - Cattle Breeds

About Bianca Val Padana CattleBianca Val Padana


Bianca Val Padana  - Cattle Breeds

About Blaarkop CattleBlaarkop


Blaarkop (also known as Groninger Blaarkop or Gronings Blaarkop, Groninger, Groningue, Roodblaar, Roodwitkop, Zwartblaar, and Zwartwitkop) are dairy cattle from the Netherlands. They are mainly found in the Groningen province of Netherlands. They are an old breed which has been mentioned as early as the 14th century. Their ancestry may be traced to the Middle Ages.  

Blaarkop cattle are medium-sized typically with black color with a white head and belly. Although about 5 percent of the total population are red in color ...

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About Black Angus CattleBlack Angus


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About Black Baldy CattleBlack Baldy


Black Baldy  - Cattle Breeds

About Black Hereford CattleBlack Hereford


Black Hereford are beef cattle originally derived from the Hereford cattle, but with some mixture from black Angus cattle. John Gage established the American Black Hereford Association as a non-profit corporation in 1994. And in 1997, the first Black Herefords to qualify for registration were recorded. And the breed received international breed designation in 2003 by the National Association of Animal Breeds. The association implemented it's own Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) ratios for individual animals by 2005. These EPD ratios hel ...

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About Black Pied Dairy CattleBlack Pied Dairy


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About Blanca Cacerena CattleBlanca Cacerena


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About Blanco Orejinegro BON CattleBlanco Orejinegro BON


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About Blonde d'Aquitaine CattleBlonde d'Aquitaine


Blonde d'Aquitaine cattle originated in the Garonne valley and the Pyrenees mountains in the Aquitaine district of France.  

Blondes' short smooth hair is usually wheat colored, but can range from almost white to brown. They are known for their lean muscling, high growth rate, docility and calving ease due to a high tail setting, large pelvic area and light bone. The average weight of mature females is 1600-1900 pounds and bulls 2500-2800 pounds. These are big blondes!  

They are the third largest bree ...

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About Blue Albion CattleBlue Albion


Blue Albion  - Cattle Breeds

About Blue Grey CattleBlue Grey


Blue Grey  - Cattle Breeds

About Bohus Polled CattleBohus Polled


Bohus Polled  - Cattle Breeds

About Bonsmara CattleBonsmara


Bonsmara  - Cattle Breeds

About Boran CattleBoran


Boran are beef cattle. They are a Zebu breed which was developed from the native shorthorned Zebu cattle of the Borana people of the southern Ethiopia. They are usually white or fawn with the bulls being darker with black points. They have many similarities to American Brahman cattle and they are descended from cattle from the western coast of India. Kenyan ranchers developed the Boran cattle and they are found in northern Kenya, southern Ethiopia, and southwestern Somalia.

They were imported to Australia in 1990. The Boran Ca ...

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About Braford CattleBraford


Braford cattle were developed by Alto Adams Jr. on his Florida ranch in 1947. He began experimenting with various types of Brahman-Hereford cross bulls. Eventually he identified Braford bulls that were producing calves that met his needs and he used these bulls and their offspring to form what is recognized as the Foundation Herd of the Braford breed in the United States.  

Brafords are known for superior maternal ability. Early puberty, fertility, calving ease, optimum milk production, maternal aptitude and produc ...

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About Brahman CattleBrahman


Brahman cattle originated from Bos Indicus cattle originally brought from India. Through centuries of exposure to inadequate food supplies, insect pests, parasites, diseases and the weather extremes of tropical India, the native cattle developed some remarkable adaptations for survival.

Brahman cattle are easily identified by the hump on their back and long floppy ears. Their most common colors are solid gray or solid red. They have loose saggy skin with sweat glands and the ability to sweat freely through the pores of the ...

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About Brahmousin CattleBrahmousin


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About Brangus CattleBrangus


Brangus cattle were developed to utilize the superior traits of Angus and Brahman cattle. Their genetics are stabilized at 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Angus. The combination results in a breed which unites the traits of two highly successful parent breeds.  

The Brahman, through rigorous natural selection, developed disease resistance, overall hardiness and outstanding maternal instincts. Angus are known for their superior carcass qualities. They are also extremely functional females which excel in both fertility and milkin ...

Brangus  - Cattle Breeds

About Braunvieh CattleBraunvieh


Braunvieh means "brown cattle" in German. Brown cattle found in the mountains of Switzerland during the 17th century formed the basis for the modern Braunvieh. They are gaining recognition as a breed for moderate frame, calving ease, and excellent disposition, efficiency in the pasture and in the feed yard.  

Braunvieh are various shades of brown ranging from light brown with gray to very dark brown. The border of the muzzle is very light, as is the poll, and often a lighter colored dorsal stripe is seen. The udder ...

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About Brava CattleBrava


Brava (also known as Espagnole Brava and Race de Combat ) cattle are principally bred for the bull-ring. But they are also used for meat production.   They were originated from France and raised mainly in the Camargue, the delta of the Rhone in the southern area. Joseph Yonnet first introduced the breeding stock of the Iberian fighting bulls to France in 1869, and there were no further such imports until 1975. A breed society for the Brava was established in 1920, and a herdbook for the breed was established in the year of 199 ...

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About British Friesian CattleBritish Friesian


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About British White CattleBritish White


British White are naturally-polled Cattle related to the ancient indigenous white cattle of Great Britain known today as White Park Cattle. They are white with distinctive black (or occasionally red) points – ears, nose and lower legs. Also sometimes they have color spots in their coat.

British White Cattle are historically regarded as a dairy breed, although some lines were dual-purpose in the past; today they are almost entirely bred for beef.

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About Brown Swiss CattleBrown Swiss


Brown Swiss cattle can be grey, dark brown, tan or even almost white in color. Their hooves, muzzle and switch are usually black. They are often noted for their docile temperament.

Perhaps the oldest of all dairy breeds, Brown Swiss originated in the valleys and mountain slopes of Switzerland around 4000 B.C., according to some historians.

Today, the beautiful Brown Cattle can still be found across the globe, including in the United States, where the largest concentration is in Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio. The world ...

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About Bue Lingo CattleBue Lingo


BueLingo cattle were developed by Russ Bueling, a respected cattle rancher and grain farmer from the Sandhills of South Eastern North Dakota along with Alfred Ostrum and with the assistance of Russ Danielson, Professor of Animal Science at North Dakota State University. Mr. Bueling's dream about "the ideal beef factory" has become a reality with the BueLingo breed.    

BueLingo cattle are a composite breed. The distinctive belt is largely derived from the Dutch Belt dairy cattle infused with genetics from S ...

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About Burlina CattleBurlina


The Burlina comes from the Venetian Prealpi at the sides of Mount Grappa.
It seems it dates back to the Roman times when the Cimbri Migrations led some northern European pied cattle breeds to these regions. The Cimbri belonged to populations living in the Jutland peninsula (Denmark).

As a pure breed there still exist very few examples in the provinces of Treviso, Vicenza and Verona nowadays, while in 1930 the stock was of about 15000 heads. The Burlina breed was officially accepted at the first Register office in 1980. ...

Burlina  - Cattle Breeds

About Busa CattleBusa


Busa (also known as Busha, Bosnian, or Illyrian) cattle are a small breed of cattle that belong to the shorthorn cattle group. They are found throughout southern parts of former Yugoslavia (Dinaric Alps), Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia. Some sources state that the breed has existed around the Balkan Peninsula since Neolithic times. Busa cattle from Croatia and Bosnia were crossed with an Austrian breed in the 19th Century. And this cross is larger than the original Busa and it is exclusively grey. The Yugoslav army brought Busa ca ...

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About Butana and Kenana CattleButana and Kenana


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About Cabannina CattleCabannina


This breed comes from the Ligurian Appennine (the provinces of La Spezia and Genoa), Italy; and is at risk of extinction.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlina, Cabannina, Calvana, Cinisara, Garfagnina, Modicana, Mucca Pisana, Pezzata Rossa d’Oropa ...

Cabannina  - Cattle Breeds

About Cachena CattleCachena


Cachena are small cattle from Portugal. They are a triple-purpose breed which are raised for milk, meat production, and also used for draught purposes. Along with Protugal, they are also bred in Galicia, Spain. Also there are similar but larger cattle available in Portugal which are known as Barrosao or Barrosa cattle. Sometimes Barrosa and Cachena cattle are considered different variants of the same breed. Cachena cattle were bred from the brown and yellow local cattle in Northern Portugal. The breed was originally bred in the Vila Real ...

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About Caldelana CattleCaldelana


Caldelana  - Cattle Breeds

About Calvanna CattleCalvanna


Calvana (or Calvanna) Cattle were once very common in the Tuscan Appennines, Italy. Today only a few heads are bred in the Calvana and Mugello mountains to the east of Prato. they is considered to be a type of Chianina Breed, but they are smaller.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, B ...

Calvanna  - Cattle Breeds

About Camargue CattleCamargue


Camargue, also known as Raco di Biou, are beef cattle from France. They are native to the Camargue marshlands of the river delta of the Rhone in southern France. They are one of the two cattle breeds which are raised in semi-feral conditions in the Camargue; the other are Brava cattle that are raised for fighting in the bull ring. Both breeds are associated with the rural and cultural traditions of the Camargue, including the guardians, mounted herders who manage the livestock and the small white Camargue horses they ride. Their herdbook ...

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About Campbell Island CattleCampbell Island


Campbell Island Cattle, as you would expect, are from Campbell Island. Campell Island is a subantarctic island that lies over 600 kilometers south of mainland New Zealand. They were first introduced to Campbell Island for the sustenance of any shipwreck survivors who happened to come ashore there.

Although there is a report of “an attempt at agriculture which failed in 1856” the veracity of this is in doubt. However, there are reliable records of pigs, guinea fowl, and geese being liberated in 1865, and goats and pigs were ...

Campbell Island  - Cattle Breeds

About Canadian Speckle Park CattleCanadian Speckle Park


Canadian Speckle Park, or simply Speckle Park, cattle are a beautiful breed of cattle native to the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. They are mainly raised for meat production. And one of only a few meat cattle breeds developed in Canada. As the name suggests, the Canadian Speckle Park cattle are a truly Canadian breed developed from the Aberdeen Angus, Teeswater Shorthorn, and British cattle with a white park pattern. The breed was named "Speckle Park" by Bill and Eillen Lamont. Both parts of the name refer to the color pattern. "Spec ...

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About Canadienne CattleCanadienne


Canadienne cattle arrived in Quebec between 1608 and 1660. They were the first cattle breed to be developed in North America, primarily from animals imported from Normandy and Brittany. The stock was blended on this continent and selected for hardiness and productivity in the New World.  

Canadienne were very popular until the beginning of the 19th century. Later, the breed was threatened by the introduction of larger sized British stock, before being taken in hand in 1883 by a small group of concerned breeders who ...

Canadienne  - Cattle Breeds

About Canaria CattleCanaria


Canaria  - Cattle Breeds

About Canchim CattleCanchim


Canchim cattle are medium-sized beef cattle developed in Central Brazil by crossing European Charolais cattle with Indu-brazil cattle. Those Indu-brazil cattle breeds were kept in Brazil where Asian Zebu type cattle are best suited to the tropical conditions. In the last century, the Zebu cattle were introduced to Brazil where they were extensively crossbred with the herds of native cattle. The Zebu type or Indian breed are well known for their ability to survive in the tropics, adapted quickly to Brazil and soon populated large areas, c ...

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About Caracu CattleCaracu


Caracu are Brazilian cattle raised for both milk and meat production. They are known for their hardiness, adaptability, and excellent maternal ability. They are mainly used as a cross to beef cattle. They were developed from Iberian cattle and possibly with some influence from African cattle from the Moorish occupation of the area. In 1534, the first entry of such animals occurred in Sao Vicente. Those animals faced all kinds of difficulties in feeding and parasites in Sao Vicente for several centuries. And this natural pressure evolved ...

Caracu  - Cattle Breeds

About Cardena andaluza CattleCardena andaluza


Cardena andaluza  - Cattle Breeds

About Carinthian Blondvieh CattleCarinthian Blondvieh


Carinthian Blondvieh  - Cattle Breeds

About Carora CattleCarora


Carora  - Cattle Breeds

About Charbray CattleCharbray


Charbray  - Cattle Breeds

About Charolais CattleCharolais


Charolais cattle have changed beef production concepts almost as much as the original British breeds did in the American Southwest more than a century ago.


They originated around Charolles in Central France. They became established there and achieved considerable regard as a producer of highly-rated meat in the markets at Lyon and Villefranche in the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1864 a herd book was established by Conte de Bouill? in Nevers for the Nevers-Charolaise breed. Another herd book was started in 1882 in Char ...


Charolais  - Cattle Breeds

About Chateaubriand CattleChateaubriand


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About Chiangus CattleChiangus


Chiangus cattle were developed by cross breeding Chianina and Angus to produce a black, polled composite breed. The Chiangus registry program was adopted in 1976 by the ACA.  

With the reality of value-based marketing, cattlemen using Chiangus are in the "driver's seat" as packers develop pricing systems that reward lean, high quality carcasses. The blend of the lean endomorphic Italian cattle with American Angus stock was immediately recognized for the optimum blend of modern carcass traits with traditional Angus m ...

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About Chianina CattleChianina


Chianina Cattle are an ancient breed that has been raised for over twenty-two centuries and is indigenous to Val di Chiana (near Arezzo, Italy). Their meats are both tender and flavorful, and because of the size reached by the animals the steaks can easily exceed 6 pounds.

They had spread throughout all the provinces in Central Italy and, following World War II, they had also crossed the ocean into South America, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The giant of the species, pure white and highly noble in its morphol ...

Chianina  - Cattle Breeds

About Chillingham CattleChillingham


Chillingham  - Cattle Breeds

About Chinese black pied CattleChinese black pied


Chinese black pied  - Cattle Breeds

About Chinese Central Plains Yellow CattleChinese Central Plains Yellow


Chinese Central Plains Yellow  - Cattle Breeds

About Chinese Northern Yellow CattleChinese Northern Yellow


Chinese Northern Yellow  - Cattle Breeds

About Cinisara CattleCinisara


It belongs to the group of Podoliche. As a bio-type it is different from the Modicana, characterized by a higher production due to more favorable breeding conditions. It is mainly spread in the Palermo province around Cinisi area. At serious risk of extinction.


Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the followi ...


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About Coloursided White Back CattleColoursided White Back


Coloursided White Back  - Cattle Breeds

About Commercial CattleCommercial


Commercial cattle are any cattle that are not registered with a breed association. The great majority of cattle in the country are commercial. They can be any type or color.

Commercial  - Cattle Breeds

About Corriente CattleCorriente


Corriente cattle can be traced back to the first cattle brought to the new world by the Spanish as early as 1493. They were hardy breeds chosen especially to withstand the ocean crossing and adapt to their new land. They were brought to the West Indies and south Florida, as well as to Central and South America. Over the centuries the descendants of these cattle were bred for different purposes - milk, meat, and draft animals.  

They also adapted through natural selection to the various regions in which they lived. E ...

Corriente  - Cattle Breeds

About Costeno con Cuernos CattleCosteno con Cuernos


Costeno con Cuernos  - Cattle Breeds

About Crioulo Lageano CattleCrioulo Lageano


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About Dajal CattleDajal


Dajal  - Cattle Breeds

About Danish Black-Pied CattleDanish Black-Pied


Danish Black-Pied  - Cattle Breeds

About Danish Jersey CattleDanish Jersey


Danish Jersey  - Cattle Breeds

About Danish Red CattleDanish Red


Danish Red (also known as Red Dane, Red Danish, Rodt Dansk Malkekvog, and Funen )cattle are a very important and major breed of dairy cattle in northern Europe. They are raised for both milk and meat production. They were developed in Denmark based on local cattle breeds bred with Angeln cattle form Angeln, Schleswig.  

They have been imported to many other countries throughout the world. They have been used for improving many other local breeds such as Estonian Red, Latvian Red, Belarus Red, Lithuanian Red, Polish Red ...

Danish Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Deep Red CattleDeep Red


Deep Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Devon CattleDevon


Devon cattle first reached what is now the United States in 1623. The ship Charity brought a consignment of red cattle (one bull and three heifers) from Devonshire, England to Edward Winslow, the agent for Plymouth Colony.  

These red cattle of Devonshire, brought in by the Pilgrims, were probably the first purebred cattle to reach North America.  

Devon cattle are red in color, varying in shade from a rich deep red to a light red or chestnut color. A bright ruby red color is preferred and account ...

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About Dexter CattleDexter


Dexter cattle are from the southern part of Ireland where they were bred by small ranches and roamed, almost wild, among the local mountains.

It is believed that Dexter cattle were developed as a cross between Kerry cattle and some other breed, perhaps Devon Cattle. It is also believed that a "Mr. Dexter," who was agent to Lord Hawarden, is responsible for developing the Dexter breed.

There are two varieties of Dexter Cattle, short legged and long legged, also referred to as Kerry type. Both types are about equa ...

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About Dhanni CattleDhanni


Dhanni cattle are a multipurpose breed of cattle originating in Punjab province of Pakistan (mainly in Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum. and Rawalpindi). They are used for milk, meat, and draught purposes and also for ploughing. They have many color patterns; and they have different names according to their color patterns. The animals with a white coat with black spots are called Chitta Burga. Black coat with white spots animals are called Kala Burga. The animals with white mottles with brown and black patches are called Nuqra. And the animals wi ...

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About Doayo CattleDoayo


Doayo  - Cattle Breeds

About Doela CattleDoela


Doela  - Cattle Breeds

About Dolafe CattleDolafe


Dolafe  - Cattle Breeds

About Droughtmaster CattleDroughtmaster


Droughtmaster cattle were developed by crossing Zebu cattle (Bos indicus) with Shorthorn and Shorthorn/Devon cattle in order to breed cattle that did well in the heat and frequent droughts of Northern Queensland in Australia's hot tropical north.  

Droughtmaster cattle contains approximately 50 percent Shorthorn and 50 percent Brahman bloodlines. They are found throughout most states of Australia, although they are found mainly in Queensland.  

They are most commonly red, but they can vary from a g ...

Droughtmaster  - Cattle Breeds

About Dulong CattleDulong


Dulong  - Cattle Breeds

About Dutch Belted CattleDutch Belted


Dutch Belted (also known as Lakenvelder) are a dairy cattle raised primarily for milk production; but are also good for meat production.

In the 1830s, the Dutch Belted cattle were first imported into the United States. There the breed was exhibited as a rare breed of cattle by P.T. Barnum in his traveling circus. The Dutch Belted Cattle Association of America herdbook was established in 1886. The Association still continues today as the oldest continual registry for the breed worldwide. And the breed became well established in ...

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About Dutch Friesian CattleDutch Friesian


Dutch Friesian  - Cattle Breeds

About Dwarf Lulu CattleDwarf Lulu


Dwarf Lulu  - Cattle Breeds

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About East Anatolian Red CattleEast Anatolian Red


East Anatolian Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Eastern Finn CattleEastern Finn


Eastern Finn  - Cattle Breeds

About Eastern Red Polled CattleEastern Red Polled


Eastern Red Polled  - Cattle Breeds

About Enderby Island CattleEnderby Island


Enderby Island  - Cattle Breeds

About English Longhorn CattleEnglish Longhorn


English Longhorn (also known as Longhorn, Dishley, Lancashire, Leicestershire, and Warwickshire ) cattle are raised for meat, milk and used to be employed as a draught animal. As the name suggests, the breed has long horn and originated from Craven, in the north of England. They were first breed and later improved by Robert Bakewell of Leicestershire, England in the mid-1700s. Bakewell pioneered the use of inbreeding technique in cattle selection. And he selected the English Longhorn cattle breed for quick growth and heavy hindquarters o ...

English Longhorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Ennstal Mountain Pied CattleEnnstal Mountain Pied


Ennstal Mountain Pied  - Cattle Breeds

About Estonian Holstein CattleEstonian Holstein


Estonian Holstein  - Cattle Breeds

About Estonian Native CattleEstonian Native


Estonian Native  - Cattle Breeds

About Estonian Red CattleEstonian Red


Estonian Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Evolene CattleEvolene


Evolene are dairy cattle raised mainly from the Valais canton of Switzerland. They are now an endangered breed and can be found extensively in Upper Wallis (Oberwallis). Earlier animals were exported to the Aosta Valley and to Austria and they were crossed with the cattle breeds found there such as the Valdostana or Tuxer cattle. They are very aggressive in behavior, with cows fighting for their ranking in very long fights.

Evolene cattle are medium sized and black pied or red pied. The white parts of their fur are mostly on t ...

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About Finnish CattleFinnish


Finnish  - Cattle Breeds

About Finnish Ayrshire CattleFinnish Ayrshire


Finnish Ayrshire  - Cattle Breeds

About Finnish Holstein-Friesian CattleFinnish Holstein-Friesian


Finnish Holstein-Friesian  - Cattle Breeds

About Fjall CattleFjall


Fjall (also known as Swedish Mountain, Fjallras, and Swedish Highland) are Swedish cattle raised for both milk and meat production. Their history goes back to at least the Viking age and they were first recognized in the late 19th century. They were introduced to Britain when the Vikings came and descended into the British White breed, which now populate areas of Viking inhabitation such as East Anglia. They were also mentioned in 1296 AD. They were nearly driven to extinction mainly in 1970-1980 mainly due to extensi ...


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About Fleckvieh CattleFleckvieh


Fleckvieh are Austria cattle raised for both milk and meat production. They were developed in the 19th century from cross-breeding of local stock with Simmental cattle that were imported from Switzerland in about 1830.

They can be used for crossing with dairy or with meat cattle breeds. Currently they are available in many countries throughout the world. They are mainly available in Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay. Today there are about 41 million of them availab ...

Fleckvieh  - Cattle Breeds

About Florida Cracker CattleFlorida Cracker


Florida Cracker (also known as Florida Scrub or Cracker cow) are a beef cattle breed developed in Florida, US. They are mainly used for meat production and named for the Florida Cracker culture in which they were kept. The Florida Cracker cattle are very closely related to Pineywoods cattle. Other related cattle breeds include Corriente and Texas Longhorn cattle.

Florida Cracker cattle are one of the rarest and oldest breeds of cattle in the United States. They descended from Spanish stock imported to the continent in the sixteenth ...

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About French Simmental CattleFrench Simmental


French Simmental (also known as Eastern red pied or pie rouge de l'est)are French cattle that originated from the Simmental cattle breed from Switzerland. They are raised for both milk and meat production. Simmental cattle were imported from Switzerland to France at the beginning of the 20th century. The stud book for the breed was opened in 1930. The French authorities tried to cross this breed with Montbeliard during the 1970s, but Montbeliard's breeders refused. The breed was also crossed with Fleckvieh and Swiss Simmental cattle, and ...

French Simmental  - Cattle Breeds

About Fribourg black and white CattleFribourg black and white


Fribourg black and white  - Cattle Breeds

About Fribourgeoise CattleFribourgeoise


Fribourgeoise  - Cattle Breeds

About Friesian Red and White CattleFriesian Red and White


Photo source: www.redpiedfriesiancattle.com
In the 18th century, herds of small black-and-white cattle were brought into northern Holland and Friesland from northern Jutland. They were brought to replace cattle that had fallen victim to disease and flooding. Those cattle were crossed with Dutch cattle and so were developed Friesian Cattle.

Both black-pied and red-pied Friesian Cattle were maintained separately until the establishment of the Netherlands herdbook in 1873 and the Friesland herdbook in 1879. Black-pied cattle were preferred, especially in the United States ...

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About Fulani Sudanese CattleFulani Sudanese


Fulani Sudanese  - Cattle Breeds

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About Galician Blond CattleGalician Blond


Galician Blond  - Cattle Breeds

About Galloway CattleGalloway


See our description of Belted Galloway cattle.

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About Garfagnina CattleGarfagnina


Garfagnina cattle are from Garfagnana (province of Lucca.- Tuscany). It seems it comes from the primitive Podalica. It has undergone a serious decrease after the World War II. It only counts few hundreds heads today. It is a free grazing breed.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, ...

Garfagnina  - Cattle Breeds

About Garvonesa CattleGarvonesa


Garvonesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Gascon CattleGascon


Gascon  - Cattle Breeds

About Gelbray CattleGelbray


Gelbray  - Cattle Breeds

About Gelbvieh CattleGelbvieh


Gelbvieh  - Cattle Breeds

About Georgian mountain CattleGeorgian mountain


Georgian mountain  - Cattle Breeds

About German Angus CattleGerman Angus


German Angus  - Cattle Breeds

About German Black Pied CattleGerman Black Pied


German Black Pied  - Cattle Breeds

About German Red Pied CattleGerman Red Pied


German Red Pied  - Cattle Breeds

About Gir CattleGir


Gir, also known as Gyr or Gur, are a medium to medium large cattle, depending on whether they were developed in the Gyr valley region or in the surrounding mountain area. They can be either spotted (very fine spotting similar to roan in shorthorn) or rich red with varying degrees of the two combined.  

Their undercoat is always red even on cattle that may almost appear white. Gyr are extremely intelligent and very willing cattle to work with. Their hair is coated with an oil that is secreted by the skin that is a natur ...

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About Glan CattleGlan


Glan  - Cattle Breeds

About Gloucester CattleGloucester


Gloucester  - Cattle Breeds

About Gobra CattleGobra


Gobra  - Cattle Breeds

About Goffa CattleGoffa


Goffa, and Goffa Dwarf, cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Goffa  - Cattle Breeds

About Greek Shorthorn CattleGreek Shorthorn


Greek Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Greek Steppe CattleGreek Steppe


Greek Steppe  - Cattle Breeds

About Grey Alpine CattleGrey Alpine


Grey Alpine (or Grauvieh) cattle in Italy are traditionally widespread in Alto Adige and in the Dolomite valleys of Trentino and Bellunese. In the last few years new breeding centers have emerged even outside this area, such as in the provinces of Udine, Como, Torino and Campobasso. Of the estimated 25,000 head of cattle about 16,000 are registered in the Herd Book. The National Association of Breeders of Grey Alpine cattle - A.N.A. GREY ALPINE - was founded on 19 June 1980 (www.grigio ...

Grey Alpine  - Cattle Breeds

About Greyman CattleGreyman


Greyman  - Cattle Breeds

About Gudali CattleGudali


Gudali  - Cattle Breeds

About Guernsey CattleGuernsey


Guernsey  - Cattle Breeds

About Guraghe CattleGuraghe


Guraphe cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Guraghe  - Cattle Breeds

About Guzerat CattleGuzerat


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About Halikar CattleHalikar


Halikar  - Cattle Breeds

About Hammer CattleHammer


Hammer cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. <a href="/Cattle/Breeds.asp?BreedLookupID=2337&amp;SpeciesID=8" class="body">See Zebu cattle to learn more.</a>



Hammer  - Cattle Breeds

About Harar CattleHarar


Harar cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Harar  - Cattle Breeds

About Hariana CattleHariana


Hariana  - Cattle Breeds

About Harton del Valle CattleHarton del Valle


Harton del Valle  - Cattle Breeds

About Harz Red mountain CattleHarz Red mountain


Harz Red mountain  - Cattle Breeds

About Hays Converter CattleHays Converter


Hays Converter cattle were developed by Senator Harry Hays of Calgary, Canada in the mid 1970's. They are a mixture of Holstein, Hereford and Brown Swiss.

Their Cows weigh about 1,250 to 1,500 pounds at maturity and are generally black, with white markings, although red and white animals are not uncommon. They are hardy cattle adapted to range conditions in Western Canada with good feet and legs, and nice udder conformation. They are also known for their fertility, excellent milk production, and early sexual maturity.

Hays ...

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About Heck CattleHeck


Heck  - Cattle Breeds

About Hereford CattleHereford


Herefords are primarily a beef cattle breed and are raised for meat production. They are one of the most popular types of cattle in the world today, with over five million that exist in over 50 different countries. 

Originally from Herefordshire, England, they were exported starting in 1817 and have become one of the most widespread breed across the world. They are popular among ranchers due to their hardiness, quality of meat, and stoutness as well as the ability to do well in just about any climate. 
 
The ...

Hereford  - Cattle Breeds

About Herens CattleHerens


Herens  - Cattle Breeds

About Hhybridmaster CattleHhybridmaster


Hhybridmaster  - Cattle Breeds

About Highland CattleHighland


Highland cattle (also known as Bò Ghàidhealach, Heilan coo or hairy cows) have long, flowing hair and majestic, sweeping horns. They originated in the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland and were first mentioned in the 6th century AD. They have since been exported worldwide, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, and the US.

Highland Cattle were developed in the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland from two types of now-extinct cattle, one originally black, and the other reddish. The original cattle w ...

Highland  - Cattle Breeds

About Hinterwald CattleHinterwald


Hinterwald  - Cattle Breeds

About Holando-Argentino CattleHolando-Argentino


Holando-Argentino  - Cattle Breeds

About Holstein CattleHolstein


<a href = http://livestockofamerica.com/Ranches/Ranchhome.asp?CurrentPeopleID=2005 class = body>Photo supplied by ChuloWat Farms</a>
Holstein Friesian Cattle, or just Holstein cattle, are considered the world's highest dairy production cows.

When European tribes settled the Netherlands close to 2,000 years ago, they wanted animals that would make the best use of the land. The black cattle of the Batavians and white cows of Friesians were bred and strictly culled to produce animals that were the most efficient, producing the most milk with limited feed resources. These animals genetically evolved into the efficient, high producing black-and-white dairy ...

Holstein  - Cattle Breeds

About Horro CattleHorro


Horro  - Cattle Breeds

About Hungarian Grey CattleHungarian Grey


Hungarian Grey  - Cattle Breeds

About Hybridmaster CattleHybridmaster


Hybridmaster cows are a strain of good fleshing, long, straight-muscled cattle with good grass capacity.

They give a lot of milk, are extremely fertile and grow well. Hybridmaster cattle are made of approximately 50% Angus, 25% Brown Swiss, 6.25% Brahman, 6.25% Simmental, 6.25% Gaur, and 6.25% Bison.

Developed by Joe Grose in Oklahoma, Hybridmasters have been selected for 35 years on four traits- Milk, Fertility, Longevity and Growth.

Hybridmaster  - Cattle Breeds

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About Iberian CattleIberian


Iberian  - Cattle Breeds

About Icelandic CattleIcelandic


Icelandic  - Cattle Breeds

About Illawarra CattleIllawarra


Illawarra  - Cattle Breeds

About Improved Red and White CattleImproved Red and White


Improved Red and White  - Cattle Breeds

About Indo-Brazilian CattleIndo-Brazilian


Indo-Brazilian cattle distinctly have extremely long, large, pendulous ears: they have the largest ears of any cattle breed. They are a type of Zebu cattle developed in Brazil.

They are white to dark gray to reddish tan in color. They are generally taller and lighter muscled than the Brahman.  They are hardy, heat and insect tolerant cattle that do well in hot, humid areas.

Indo-Brazilian  - Cattle Breeds

About Irish / Red Black CattleIrish / Red Black


The Irish Black/Red breed is a true American breed founded in the United States by cattleman and genetic scholar, Maurice Boney in the 1960's and 70's.  Boney developed his ideal American beef industry females and mated them with three imported beef Friesian sires, thus initiating the start of the Irish Black/Red breed.  After he scientifically confirmed their sound genetic foundation, he closed his herd books and officially formed the Irish Black/Red breed.  Decades of performance based development followed, dictated spec ...

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About Irish Moiled CattleIrish Moiled


Irish Moiled  - Cattle Breeds

About Israeli Holstein CattleIsraeli Holstein


For years Israeli cattle ranchers have been on a quest to produce a high-yielding dairy cow adapted the local climate conditions. To that end they have brought in genetic materials from many sources to improve locally available cattle. The effort began in the early 1920’s with the importation of Friesian bulls from the Netherlands and Germany to upgrade the indigenous Damascene and Baladi dairy cows. In 1947, ten Holstein bulls were imported from Canada and they and their sons were heavily used through artificial insemination. From 1950 ...

Israeli Holstein  - Cattle Breeds

About Israeli Red CattleIsraeli Red


Israeli Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Istoben CattleIstoben


Istobene are dairy cattle that originated near the village of Istobensk, in the Kirov region of Russia.  

The historical origin of the Istobene breed of cows, goes back to the times of settlement of the Vyatka River. Settlers from northern Russia, who in the 14th century firmly established themselves on the banks of the river, brought cattle of fairly large size to these lands. In the late 19th century these cattle were crossbred with Shvitsk, Kholmogorsk, Yaroslavl, and Ostfries cattle. The result is the modern Istoben ...

Istoben  - Cattle Breeds

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About Jamaica Black CattleJamaica Black


Jamaica Black  - Cattle Breeds

About Jamaica Hope CattleJamaica Hope


Jamaica Hope  - Cattle Breeds

About Jamaica Red CattleJamaica Red


Jamaica Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Jarmelista CattleJarmelista


Jarmelista  - Cattle Breeds

About Jem-Jem CattleJem-Jem


Jem-Jem, or black highland, cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Jem-Jem  - Cattle Breeds

About Jersey CattleJersey


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Jersey Cattle, or Alderney Cattle, are a small breed of dairy cattle from Jersey, a small British island in the English Channel off the coast of France. They are popular because their milk has high butterfat content and they are lower maintenance cattle. They are one of the oldest breeds of dairy breeds – they originated nearly six centuries ago. They were brought to the United States in the 1850's.

Jersey herds are found from Denmark to Australia and New Zealand, from Canada to South America, and from South Af ...


Jersey  - Cattle Breeds

About Jijiga CattleJijiga


Jijiga cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Jijiga  - Cattle Breeds

About Jutland CattleJutland


Jutland  - Cattle Breeds

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About Kalmyk CattleKalmyk


Kalmyk cattle are related to ancient Asian cattle. They were brought to the Caspian steppes in the 17th century by Kalmyks (Mongols in Russia whose ancestors migrated from Dzungaria in 1607). Kalmyk cows were influenced by the sharply continental climate, with year-round pasture content. They were bred for high meat productivity, good early maturity, and exceptional adaptability in conditions of dry steppes.

They have an exceptionally strong constitution; have an outstanding ability to obtain fodder from the snow on winter past ...

Kalmyk  - Cattle Breeds

About Kangayam Cow CattleKangayam Cow


Kangayam Cow  - Cattle Breeds

About Kankrej CattleKankrej


Kankrej  - Cattle Breeds

About Karan Swiss CattleKaran Swiss


Karan Swiss  - Cattle Breeds

About Kazakh Whiteheaded CattleKazakh Whiteheaded


Kazakh White-headed cattle are from the steppe regions of Kazakhstan and the southeast regions of Russia - Orenburg, Volgograd and Saratov. They were developed by crossing Hereford Bulls with local Kazakh breeds of cows, and also Kalmyk cattle; followed by line-breeding. In the new breed, they sought to combine the high meat quantity of Hereford cattle with the positive attributes of Kazakh and Kalmyk cattle. The Kazakh White-headed breed was approved in 1951.

Kazakh Whiteheaded  - Cattle Breeds

About Kerry CattleKerry


Kerry  - Cattle Breeds

About Kholomogory CattleKholomogory


Kholmogory cattle are one of the oldest dairy breeds. The first mention of them dates back to the 18th century. They were developed in the Kholmogory district, Russia; where favorable economic and local fodder conditions contributed to their formation. In the region from 1693 to 1728 foreign cows of different breeds were imported. The region was one of the commercial ports through which brisk trade with foreign countries was carried out. Ice cream milk, meat, and live cattle were exported in large quantities. Local Kholmogory cattle were ...

Kholomogory  - Cattle Breeds

About Kostroma CattleKostroma


Kostroma cattle are raised for Milk and meat production from the Yaroslavl, Russia. They were developed from Schwick, and Allgau cattle. Much attention was paid to the breeding of the Kostroma cattle, intensive cultivation of young animals, with abundant feeding, while keeping in unheated rooms, selecting and selecting animals for fatness, butterfat and fortress of the constitution, as well as full-fat feeding of adult cows. 

They range from light gray to dark brown. They have a strong constitution. In terms of appearance ...

Kostroma  - Cattle Breeds

About Krishna Valley CattleKrishna Valley


Krishna Valley  - Cattle Breeds

About Kurgan CattleKurgan


Kurgan  - Cattle Breeds

About Kuri CattleKuri


Kuri  - Cattle Breeds

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About Lampurger CattleLampurger


Lampurger  - Cattle Breeds

About Latvian Blue CattleLatvian Blue


Latvian Blue  - Cattle Breeds

About Latvian Brown CattleLatvian Brown


Latvian Brown are dairy cattle developed in the 1800’s by crossing local brown Latvian cattle with Angel and Red Danish cattle. Their milk yield and fat content is excellent.



Latvian Brown  - Cattle Breeds

About Levantina CattleLevantina


Levantina  - Cattle Breeds

About Limiana CattleLimiana


Limiana  - Cattle Breeds

About Limousin CattleLimousin


Limousin is a very old cattle breed that originated anywhere from 16000 to 13000 years ago as dated by cave drawings in the French Lascaux Cave. They were developed in the central Marche and Limousin regions of southern France. The area is relatively isolated and the cattle were allowed to develop with little to no external influences. Due to its environment, the Limousin attained excellent hardiness and adaptability.

In the 1700s and 1800s, there were attempts at producing a larger strain of Limousin cattle. The resulting cattle w ...

Limousin  - Cattle Breeds

About Limpurger CattleLimpurger


Limpurger  - Cattle Breeds

About Lincoln Red CattleLincoln Red


Lincoln Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Lineback CattleLineback


Lineback  - Cattle Breeds

About Lithuanian Black-and-White CattleLithuanian Black-and-White


Lithuanian Black-and-White  - Cattle Breeds

About Lithuanian Light Grey CattleLithuanian Light Grey


Lithuanian Light Grey  - Cattle Breeds

About Lithuanian Red CattleLithuanian Red


Lithuanian Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Lithuanian White-backed CattleLithuanian White-backed


Lithuanian White-backed  - Cattle Breeds

About Lohani CattleLohani


Lohani  - Cattle Breeds

About Lourdais CattleLourdais


Lourdais  - Cattle Breeds

About Luing CattleLuing


Luing  - Cattle Breeds

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About Madagascar Zebu CattleMadagascar Zebu


Madagascar Zebu  - Cattle Breeds

About Madura CattleMadura


Madura  - Cattle Breeds

About Maine Anjou CattleMaine Anjou


Maine-Anjou cattle originated in the northwestern part of France. Their name comes from the Maine and Anjou river valleys.  

They are one of the largest cattle breeds developed in France, with mature bulls weighing from 2200 to 2700 pounds on the average. Mature cows will range from 1500 to 1900 pounds. They are a very dark red with white markings on their head, belly, rear legs, and tail. Black and roan are also seen. White on other parts of their bodies is also common.

The first Maine-Anjou imported into No ...

Maine Anjou  - Cattle Breeds

About Mandalong Special CattleMandalong Special


Mandalong Special  - Cattle Breeds

About Mantequera Leonesa CattleMantequera Leonesa


Mantequera Leonesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Maramures Brown CattleMaramures Brown


Maramures Brown  - Cattle Breeds

About Marchigiana CattleMarchigiana


Marchigiana cattle are derived from long-horned cattle that reached Italy in the sixth century AD following barbarian invasions. Today, they have lost many of their original somatic traits and can be defined as "synthetic" beef cattle breed created in Italy.

During the second half of the nineteenth century, breeders from the Marches region had Chianina bulls mount their dams in order to improve the beef-production capacity of these work animals. The results were soon evident and not only did muscle development improve, but ...

Marchigiana  - Cattle Breeds

About Maremmana CattleMaremmana


Maremmana cattle areaa descendent of the bos Taurus Macroceros, a longhorned cattle that spread from the Eurasian steppes throughout Europe and that, in Italy, can be traced as far back as the Etruscan era, as evinced by the archeological findings from Caere (modern-day Cerveteri) and by the taurine head from the Vetulonia museum. This cattle (the bos Silvestris described by Pliny in his Natural History) was crossed with the Podolica cattle that reached Italy following the barbarian invasions, giving rise to the Maremmana breed whi ...


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About Marinhoa CattleMarinhoa


Marinhoa  - Cattle Breeds

About Maronesa CattleMaronesa


Maronesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Masai CattleMasai


Masai  - Cattle Breeds

About Mashona CattleMashona


Mashona  - Cattle Breeds

About Menorquina CattleMenorquina


Menorquina  - Cattle Breeds

About Mertolenga CattleMertolenga


Mertolenga  - Cattle Breeds

About Meuse-Rhine-Issel CattleMeuse-Rhine-Issel


Meuse-Rhine-Issel  - Cattle Breeds

About Milking Devon CattleMilking Devon


Milking Devon  - Cattle Breeds

About Milking Shorthorn CattleMilking Shorthorn


Milking Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Minhota CattleMinhota


Minhota  - Cattle Breeds

About Miniature CattleMiniature


Miniature cattle are cattle of any breed that are tiny. They are mostly kept as a hobby. The smallest ones are the most prized.

Miniature  - Cattle Breeds

About Mirandesa CattleMirandesa


Mirandesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Mocanita CattleMocanita


Mocanita  - Cattle Breeds

About Modenese CattleModenese


This breed seems to have been originated from the light golden -coated cattle quite similar to present day Reggiana, at several steps crossbred with Podolico grey cattle. It takes its name from the area of distribution around the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia, Mantova, Ferrara, Bologna, where it was highly appreciated for its very good milk production.

In 1960 there were about 142.000 heads, at present their number has greatly decreased because of the highly competitive diffusion of cosmopolitan breeds.

Si ...

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About Modicana CattleModicana


It comes from the ex-county of Modica (province of Ragusa-Sicily). From there it spread throughout the whole island. It was exported into Sardinia giving birth to the Modicana Sarda. It is the most important cattle breed in Sicily, for its consistency and quality as well. Very rustic and frugal breed, lately it has spread around the whole region being easily apt to any pedoclimatic situation.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to prote ...

Modicana  - Cattle Breeds

About Monchina CattleMonchina


Monchina  - Cattle Breeds

About Mongolian c CattleMongolian c


Mongolian c  - Cattle Breeds

About Montbeliard CattleMontbeliard


Montbeliard  - Cattle Breeds

About Morucha CattleMorucha


Morucha  - Cattle Breeds

About Murboden CattleMurboden


Murboden  - Cattle Breeds

About Murnau-Werdenfels CattleMurnau-Werdenfels


Murnau-Werdenfels  - Cattle Breeds

About Murray Grey CattleMurray Grey


Murray Grey cattle were evolved in the upper Murray River region in southern New South Wales, Australia in the early 1900’s. They are a cross between an Angus bull and a roan Shorthorn cow.  

Murray Grey cattle are medium in size and fairly early maturing. Their preferred color is silver-gray although there are many variations in the shading of gray. The calves of the breed are small at birth. The cows are good mothers and milk well, and the calves have good rates of growth.  

Docility seems to be a g ...

Murray Grey  - Cattle Breeds

About Mursi CattleMursi


Mursi cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Mursi  - Cattle Breeds

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About N'Dama CattleN'Dama


N'Dama  - Cattle Breeds

About Negra Andaluza CattleNegra Andaluza


Negra Andaluza  - Cattle Breeds

About Nelore CattleNelore


Nelore are a type of Zebu cattle that are very popular in South America. Brazil is the largest breeder of Nelore. They are hardy cattle well suited for tropical or sub-tropical areas. Their loose black skin is covered by a white or light gray coat which filters and reflects harmful sun rays.  

Nelores possess natural resistance to various insects, as their skin is thick and dense, making it difficult for blood sucking insects to penetrate. Nelores also have a well-developed subcutaneous muscle layer which enables them ...

Nelore  - Cattle Breeds

About Nguni CattleNguni


Nguni  - Cattle Breeds

About Niata CattleNiata


Niata  - Cattle Breeds

About Normande CattleNormande


Normande are a dual purpose cattle from the Normandy coastal area of France. They are tri-colored cattle with a dished face, short horns, large chest and big udders. They are known for a quiet temperament, ease of calving and handling and the ability to convert grass into milk. 
  
Normande females have good udder conformation, mothering ability and longevity. They have large pelvic areas and calve easily with calves showing excellent vigor. With their rich milk, Normande cows produce calves that grow rapidly. ...

Normande  - Cattle Breeds

About Northern Finncattle CattleNorthern Finncattle


Northern Finncattle  - Cattle Breeds

About Northern Shorthorn CattleNorthern Shorthorn


Northern Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Norwegian Red CattleNorwegian Red


Norwegian Red  - Cattle Breeds

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About Ogaden Zebu CattleOgaden Zebu


Ogaden Zebu, also known as Lowland Zebu, cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Ogaden Zebu  - Cattle Breeds

About Ongole CattleOngole


Ongole  - Cattle Breeds

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About Pajuna CattlePajuna


Pajuna  - Cattle Breeds

About Palmera CattlePalmera


Palmera  - Cattle Breeds

About Pantaneiro CattlePantaneiro


Pantaneiro  - Cattle Breeds

About Parda Alpina CattleParda Alpina


Parda Alpina  - Cattle Breeds

About Parthenais CattleParthenais


Parthenais  - Cattle Breeds

About Pasiega CattlePasiega


Pasiega  - Cattle Breeds

About Pasturina CattlePasturina


This breed was obtained in Tuscany (Italy) by crossbreeding and successive crosses between Maremmana and Chianina breeds.

It was extinguished because those breeding areas had been abandoned. Recently the above mentioned crossbreeding has been restored and there are some heads that in any case are not to be considered as a breed but simply a crossbreed between Maremmana and Chianina.

The heads have lyre shaped horns, white coat shading to grey, quite short strong limbs, dark skin. They are mainly apt to labor. ...

Pasturina  - Cattle Breeds

About Pembroke CattlePembroke


Pembroke  - Cattle Breeds

About Philippine Native CattlePhilippine Native


Philippine Native  - Cattle Breeds

About Pie Rouge des Plaines CattlePie Rouge des Plaines


Pie Rouge des Plaines  - Cattle Breeds

About Piedmontese CattlePiedmontese


The Piemontese seems to have a very antique origin. From archaeological findings, rock inscriptions and fossil remnants the antique history of the breed has been traced back. These findings indicate as its ancestor a cattle breed of the Aurochs type, which already in the Pleistocene - and therefore before in other regions of the Euro-Asiatic continent domestication started - populated the whole Piedmontese area, where on one side the mountains and on the other vast lake and marshy zones represented a kind of natural barrier.

I ...

Piedmontese  - Cattle Breeds

About Pineywoods CattlePineywoods


Pineywoods  - Cattle Breeds

About Pinzgauer CattlePinzgauer


Pinzgauer cattle were developed in the Pinzgau district in the province of Salzburg, Austria, and appeared for the first time in documents in the 1600's.

Horned or Polled, Pinzgauer have pigmented skin under a chestnut red coat and white markings on the back, tail and barrel. They adapt readily and easily to a variety of climates. Eye problems are rare. Smooth hair and firm, flexible skin discourages tick and other insect infestations. Bulls average 2000 pounds and up, while mature females level out at approximately 1,000 to 1,300 ...

Pinzgauer  - Cattle Breeds

About Pirenaica CattlePirenaica


Pirenaica  - Cattle Breeds

About Pisana CattlePisana


Its origins are in the low valley of Serchio in the Tuscan province of Pisa. Seemingly, this breed was born around the half of the nineteenth century from Bruna and Chianina breeds. At serious risk of extinction.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlin ...

Pisana  - Cattle Breeds

About Podolica CattlePodolica


The Podolica breed is a descendent of the bos Primigenius Podolicus, very large-sized long-horned cattle thought to have been domesticated in the Middle East during the fourth century BC. There are two theories about the origin of Podolica cattle. According to one, the Podolica derived from cattle that came to Italy in 452 BC following the Huns who, along their way from Mongolia, passed through the Ukrainian steppe, which can be considered the true birthplace of the Podolica breed. Instead, another theory states that as far back as the f ...

Podolica  - Cattle Breeds

About Polish Black-and-White CattlePolish Black-and-White


Polish Black-and-White  - Cattle Breeds

About Polish Red CattlePolish Red


Polish Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Polled Hereford CattlePolled Hereford


Polled Herefords were developed from the horned Hereford breed which was founded in the mid-18th century by the farmers of Hereford County, England. Among the horned Herefords an occasional calf would be born which did not develop horns. These cattle soon came to be called "polled," which means naturally hornless.  

Polled Hereford are medium framed cattle with distinctive red body color with the head and front of the neck, the brisket, underside, and switch in white. They have well developed fore-quarters, a deep brisk ...

Polled Hereford  - Cattle Breeds

About Polled Shorthorn CattlePolled Shorthorn


Polled Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Pontremolese CattlePontremolese


Around 1940 there were about 15.000 heads which decreased to 5.700 in 1960 until the sharp collapse to the number of 13 heads in 1983; at present there are only few dozens heads in the Magra and Vara valleys in the provinces of Massa Carrara and La Spezia. The destiny of this breed was determinated by the continuous crossbreeding of substitutions with the more productive Italian Bruna. In the Carrara area it was once applied to transport the precious marbles from the Apuane Mountains to the sea boarding.

Since 1985 the Re ...

Pontremolese  - Cattle Breeds

About Ponwar CattlePonwar


Ponwar  - Cattle Breeds

About Preta CattlePreta


Preta  - Cattle Breeds

About Punganur CattlePunganur


Punganur  - Cattle Breeds

About Pustertal Pied CattlePustertal Pied


Pustertaler (or Pustertal pied) Cattle originate from the side-valleys of the Pustertal in Southern Tyrol. For a long time, they were credited to be the best cattle breed of the imperial and royal monarchy. Continuous sale of the breed to Viennese dairies finally lead to the decline of the breed.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. ...

Pustertal Pied  - Cattle Breeds

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About Qinchaun CattleQinchaun


Qinchaun  - Cattle Breeds

About Queensland Miniature Boran CattleQueensland Miniature Boran


Queensland Miniature Boran  - Cattle Breeds

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About Ramo Grande CattleRamo Grande


Ramo Grande  - Cattle Breeds

About Randall CattleRandall


Randall  - Cattle Breeds

About Rathi CattleRathi


Rathi  - Cattle Breeds

About Ratische Grauvieh CattleRatische Grauvieh


Ratische Grauvieh  - Cattle Breeds

About Razzetta d'Oropa CattleRazzetta d'Oropa


It is also called “Pezzata Rossa d’Oropa”. This breed comes from the Biella area (Elvo Valley). It is called ‘razzetta’to underline the fact that it comes from a small area. Similarly to Simmenthal, it is said to come from Northern European pied cattle dating back to the fifth century Burgundi or Borgognoni. It is considered to be a Valdostana cross breed.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at ris ...

Razzetta d'Oropa  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Angus CattleRed Angus


Red Angus cattle originated in the British Isles and first recorded references to them date back to 1805.  

The first Angus herdbook, published in Scotland in 1862, entered both reds and blacks without distinction. Early in the development of the breed, Hugh Watson of Keilor, Scotland, arbitrarily decided that black was the proper color for the breed - he could just as easily have chosen red. The main difference between Red Angus and black Angus is their color.

Red Angus  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Brangus CattleRed Brangus


Red Brangus are a blend of 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Angus (Red or Black). Red Brangus Cattle have genetics that are ideal for tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Red Brangus Cattle combine the hardiness, disease resistance and unmatched maternal instincts of the Brahman breed with the superior carcass quality, fertility, maternal and milking ability of the Angus. Red Brangus calves are small at birth, averaging 70 to 75 pounds, but yield high weaning weights. These calves continue to gain efficiently in the feedlot and yield the l ...

Red Brangus  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Fulani CattleRed Fulani


Red Fulani  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Holstein CattleRed Holstein


Red Holstein  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Poll CattleRed Poll


Red Poll Cattle were developed in England from Norfolk and Suffolk cattle. The resulting cattle were selected for both meat and milk qualities and became very popular as a dual-purpose breed producing both good quality milk and beef. Red Poll offspring are highly predictable and uniform. Because they are only distantly related to many other commercial beef breeds, the Red poll can impart significant hybrid vigor when crossed with other breeds. Red Polls were used in the development of the Senopol breed in the Caribbean beginning in the 1 ...

Red Poll  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Polled Ostland CattleRed Polled Ostland


Red Polled Ostland  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Sindhi CattleRed Sindhi


Red Sindhi  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Steppe CattleRed Steppe


Red Steppe cattle are considered to be one of the oldest breeds of dairy cattle in the Ukraine. They originated in the northern part of the former Tavricheskaya province, near the Molochnaya River.  

During a 150-year breeding period, red steppe cattle underwent a complex evolutionary path. In the initial period (almost a century) they were improved only for dairy use. Therefore, they had a number of exterior deficiencies - narrow-chestedness, a backbone of the back,  high-grade and weak development of the muscul ...

Red Steppe  - Cattle Breeds

About Reggiana CattleReggiana


During the Barbaric Invasions around the year 568 following the new people the herds with a particular red coat; they had robbed this animal in the big plains of southern Russia and Pannonia.

Rustic cows, in that age with triple aptitude and quite good milk producers: they soon become a point of reference for the monks that in the twelfth century started to produce the ancestor of our today’s Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese. There were many breeds in Northern and Central Italy as a matter of fact the Italian Renaissance artistic tra ...

Reggiana  - Cattle Breeds

About Reina CattleReina


Reina  - Cattle Breeds

About Rendena CattleRendena


The area of origin is Rendena Valley (Trentino). Today this breed is mainly spread in the provinces of Padua, Trento , Vicenza, Verona and other northern Italy provinces. Very rustic, it is suitable to the most difficult grazing areas or in the mountains. Herd book since 1976, it is now slightly increasing after the 80s decrease. It is a very long lasting breed indeed.

Coat color: different shades of brown, darker almost black in the bulls. Harmonious animals; medium-small size and height; straight hair, mulina line with light ...

Rendena  - Cattle Breeds

About Retinta CattleRetinta


Retinta  - Cattle Breeds

About Riggit Galloway CattleRiggit Galloway


Riggit Galloway  - Cattle Breeds

About Ringamala CattleRingamala


Ringamala  - Cattle Breeds

About Rohjan CattleRohjan


Rohjan  - Cattle Breeds

About Romagnola CattleRomagnola


The origins of the Romagnola breed go very far back, deriving from the bos taurus macroceros (long-horned aurochs), cattle that originated in the steppes of Eastern and Central Europe and that gave rise to various breeds similar in constitution, type, coat and shape of the head and legs. During the fourth century AD, the barbarian hordes of the Goths, led by Aginulf, reached Europe with all their goods, including cattle. Part of these populations settled in the fertile lands of Romagna and their cattle were the ancestors of the Romag ...

Romagnola  - Cattle Breeds

About Romanian Baltata CattleRomanian Baltata


Romanian Baltata  - Cattle Breeds

About Romanian Steppe Gray CattleRomanian Steppe Gray


Romanian Steppe Gray  - Cattle Breeds

About Romosinuano CattleRomosinuano


Romosinuano  - Cattle Breeds

About Rossa Siciliana CattleRossa Siciliana


This breed is made up of various Sicilian cattle breeds from Modicana, also called Mezzalina and Montanina. The origin as well as the present spreading is situated around the Peloritani mountains, the Nebrodi and the Madonie (Sicily), all of them are difficult areas as to climate and food.

Withers height: from 125 to 130 cm. The color of the coat is golden red to dark red towards wine red and black. Horns: short lira-shaped in the heifer, shorter in the male. Wide muzzle: dark grey or very dark red.

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About Russian Black Pied CattleRussian Black Pied


Russian Black Pied  - Cattle Breeds

About RX3 CattleRX3


RX3  - Cattle Breeds

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About Sahiwal CattleSahiwal


Sahiwal  - Cattle Breeds

About Salers CattleSalers


Salers, pronounced 'Sa-Lair', Cattle originated in the mountainous Auvergne region of France. The area does not have much cereal grain production and the Salers cattle were forced to become foragers of the native grasses in summer and hay in winter.

Salers Cattle is one of the oldest breeds of cattle in the world, with prehistoric cave paintings suggesting that a similar type of animal had been bred in the area for 7-10,000 years. The drawings were found near Salers, a small medieval town in the France.

Histori ...

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About Salorn CattleSalorn


Salorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Sanga CattleSanga


Sanga  - Cattle Breeds

About Sanhe CattleSanhe


Sanhe  - Cattle Breeds

About Santa Cruz CattleSanta Cruz


Santa Cruz cattle represent over ten years of intense research and development by the King Ranch aimed at creating a more market acceptable beef animal that produced superior results as both a feeder and seed stock animal in hot, humid, and unfavorable environments.  

They are a composite of Santa Gertrudis, Red Angus, and Gelbvieh .  

There are both polled and horned individuals. They range from a light red or honey to a Santa Gertrudis cherry red. Mature weight in cows ranges from 1,100 - 1,200 po ...

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About Santa Gertrudis CattleSanta Gertrudis


Santa Gertrudis are considered to be America's first beef breed. They were developed on King Ranch to function in hot, humid, and unfavorable environments. They were developed by crossing Indian Brahman cattle with British Shorthorns. In 1920, years of experimentation culminated with the birth of Monkey, a deep red bull calf. Monkey became the foundation sire for not just a superior line of cattle, but an entirely new breed. In 1940, Santa Gertrudis was recognized by the U.S.  

Santa Gertrudis cattle are approximately ...

Santa Gertrudis  - Cattle Breeds

About Sarda CattleSarda


Sarda cattle come from Sardinia. It seems to belong to the Podolico breed. Although it is quite rustic, it is scarcely productive; it is bred in Sardinia in difficult areas.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlina, Cabannina, Calvana, Cinisara, ...


Sarda  - Cattle Breeds

About Sarda Bruno CattleSarda Bruno


The Sardo Bruna breed was the result of crossbreeding and subsequent crosses with Bruna cattle of the Alps on Sardinian autochthonous breed. It was once very spread in Sassari province.

These animals have quite similar characteristics to the old type Bruna breed. Solid heads with a powerful rough structure, brown coat and dark grey wide muzzle with lighter ridge.

Well-developed white yellowish horns with black tip.

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Sarda Bruno  - Cattle Breeds

About Sardo-Modicana CattleSardo-Modicana


Sardo-modicana cattle are milk cattle bred in the provinces of Cagliari and Oristano, Italy. They are the result of a cross on a Modicana instead of a Sarda.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlina, Cabannina, Calvana, Cinisara, Garfagnina, Modicana, ...

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About Savoiarda CattleSavoiarda


Savoiarda Cattle are an old Italian breed belonging to a branch of the French breed Tarantaise. They are used mainly for milk product, but often for meat. As to a census of half twentieth century there were about 12,500 heads only in the province of Turin, particularly in Susa Valley. Today this breed has undergone a great decrease, although some heads from the old Savoiarda breed still survive.

Dark golden red coat shading to tawny, particularly in the young head that have a quite dark color which gets lighter when growing ol ...

Savoiarda  - Cattle Breeds

About Sayaguesa CattleSayaguesa


Sayaguesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Schwyz CattleSchwyz


Schwyz  - Cattle Breeds

About Selembu CattleSelembu


Selembu  - Cattle Breeds

About Senepol CattleSenepol


Senepol cattle were developed on the Caribbean Island of St. Croix by Henry C. Nelthropp in the early 1900's by crossing Red Poll and N'Dama cattle. They combine the N'Dama characteristics of heat tolerance and insect resistance with the extreme gentleness, good meat, and high milk production of Red Poll cattle. They are selected for early maturity and maternal efficiency, no horns and solid red color, definite heat tolerance, and gentle disposition.

Since they were isolated on the island they were sheltered from the fads and fanci ...

Senepol  - Cattle Breeds

About Sheko CattleSheko


Sheko  - Cattle Breeds

About Shetland CattleShetland


Shetland  - Cattle Breeds

About Shorthorn CattleShorthorn


Shorthorn cattle originated in the Tees River Valley in the northeastern part of England in the counties of Northumberland, Durham, York, and Lincoln. They were brought to America in 1783 and were popular with America's early settlers.

The American Shorthorn Herd Book was published in 1846 and was the first registry for any breed in the US. Over 30 other breeds of cattle show traces of Shorthorn in their parentage, including Santa Gertrudis, Angus, and Milking Shorthorns.

Although their color ranges from red to roan ...

Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Siboney CattleSiboney


Siboney  - Cattle Breeds

About Sided Tronder CattleSided Tronder


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About Simbrah CattleSimbrah


Simbrah cattle are the result of an experiment combining Simmental and Brahman cattle that began in the pastures of a few dedicated cattlemen in the late 1960s. Their name is a combination of SIMmental and BRAhman. 

Brahman cattle contributed heat and insect tolerance, hardiness, and excellent foraging ability, as well as maternal calving ease and longevity. Simmental cattle complement these excellent traits with early sexual maturity, fertility, milking ability, rapid growth and good beef characteristics. The very docil ...

Simbrah  - Cattle Breeds

About Simford CattleSimford


Simford  - Cattle Breeds

About Simmental CattleSimmental


Simmental cattle are from Czechoslovakia and can be characterized as cattle with high size, good frame, high growth ability and good meat performance.  


The first US imports of Simmental Beef were realized in 1993 from Canada. Other importation followed from Denmark and Germany. At the same time Fleckvieh heifers were imported from Germany and Austria. Since the beginning of breeding, polled type Simmentals were is preferred, but horned cattle were not cut out.



Simmental  - Cattle Breeds

About Smada CattleSmada


Smada cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more.

Smada  - Cattle Breeds

About South Devon CattleSouth Devon


South Devon cattle have existed in south-west England for about 400 years. They are believed to have evolved from the large red cattle of Normandy which were imported to England during the Norman invasion. Over 100 years of selection for performance have given the South Devon outstanding qualities of beef and maternal characteristics.

They are the largest of the British native breeds, being large-framed, more muscular in shape and later maturing. They are a rich, medium red with copper tints, though it varies in shade and can even ...

South Devon  - Cattle Breeds

About Spanish Fighting Bull CattleSpanish Fighting Bull


Spanish Fighting Bull  - Cattle Breeds

About Speckle Park CattleSpeckle Park


Speckle Park  - Cattle Breeds

About Square Meater CattleSquare Meater


Square Meater  - Cattle Breeds

About Sussex CattleSussex


Sussex  - Cattle Breeds

About Swedish Friesian CattleSwedish Friesian


Swedish Friesian  - Cattle Breeds

About Swedish Red CattleSwedish Red


Swedish Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Swedish Red Poll CattleSwedish Red Poll


Swedish Red Poll  - Cattle Breeds

About Swedish Red-and-White CattleSwedish Red-and-White


Swedish Red-and-White  - Cattle Breeds

About Symons Type CattleSymons Type


Symons Type  - Cattle Breeds

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About Tabapua CattleTabapua


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About Tarentaise CattleTarentaise


Tarentaise cattle are from the rugged Savoie region of France.

In the early 1970s, Dr. Ray Woodward of Miles City, Montana, was director of the beef program for American Breeders Service. Woodward was looking for a breed that would work on commercial cows in the U.S. while retaining milking ability and, most importantly, avoid the calving and fertility problems of the then known exotics. He found the answer with Tarentaise cattle.  

The first Tarentaise bull calf arrived at a Canadian quarantine station in ...

Tarentaise  - Cattle Breeds

About Tasmanian Grey CattleTasmanian Grey


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About Telemark CattleTelemark


Telemark  - Cattle Breeds

About Texas Longhorn CattleTexas Longhorn


Longhorn cattle were brought by the Spanish via Mexico into Texas in the sixteenth century. After the Civil War (1861-65) there was an explosive increase in their population. Cattle intended for slaughter were driven slowly along the wide 'cattle trails', often taking two years to reach market in the more densely populated north east.  

In the extremely hard winter of 1885/86, up to 85% of the animals died in many areas. After the subsequent extremely dry summer and an unusually severe blizzard in January 1887, holdings ...

Texas Longhorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Texon CattleTexon


Texon  - Cattle Breeds

About Tharparkar CattleTharparkar


Tharparkar  - Cattle Breeds

About Tswana CattleTswana


Tswana  - Cattle Breeds

About Tudanca CattleTudanca


Tudanca  - Cattle Breeds

About Tuli CattleTuli


Tuli cattle are a medium-sized, pure African Sanga breed. Sanga have descended from cattle that have been in Africa for over 5000 years.  

Tuli were brought to Zimbabwe by the migrating Nomadic African tribes from East Africa. Over the years these cattle became extremely docile with culling of shy and poor breeders and those cattle that showed poor temperament.  

The Tuli are naturally polled cattle that have three basic coat colors - red, yellow and white and variations of these colors. High ...

Tuli  - Cattle Breeds

About Tulim CattleTulim


Tulim  - Cattle Breeds

About Turkish Grey Steppe CattleTurkish Grey Steppe


Turkish Grey Steppe  - Cattle Breeds

About Tux CattleTux


Tux  - Cattle Breeds

About Tyrolese Grey CattleTyrolese Grey


Tyrolese Grey  - Cattle Breeds

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About Ushuaia Wild CattleUshuaia Wild


Ushuaia Wild  - Cattle Breeds

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About Vaca Toposa or Vaquilla CattleVaca Toposa or Vaquilla


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About Valdostana Pezzata Rossa CattleValdostana Pezzata Rossa


This is the autochthonous breed from Valle d’Aosta, where almost all heads are bred (85%). It is either for milk or meat, with a fairly good milk production considering the size of the animals (on average 500 kg alive), their frugality as well as their quite good meat production and good butchery yield.

There are three breeds which differ by their morphological characteristics, coat, milk and meat production and temperament. These are: Valdostana Pezzate Rossa, Valdostana Pezzata Nera and Castana. There are two genealogical bo ...

Valdostana Pezzata Rossa  - Cattle Breeds

About Väne CattleVäne


Väne  - Cattle Breeds

About Varzese CattleVarzese


This is the only autochthonous breed from Lombardia: its origin is around the Apennines situated in five regions, Lombardia, Emilia, Toscana, Liguria and Piedmont.

Today it is at serious risk of extinction. Probably it reached Italy following the barbarians during the sixth century. Actually it is known that the Longobards had brought dark golden red coated cattle into the Po Valley in the sixth century.

Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been fou ...

Varzese  - Cattle Breeds

About Vaynol CattleVaynol


Vaynol  - Cattle Breeds

About Vechoor cow CattleVechoor cow


Vechoor cow  - Cattle Breeds

About Vestland Fjord CattleVestland Fjord


Vestland Fjord  - Cattle Breeds

About Vianesa CattleVianesa


Vianesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Vorderwald CattleVorderwald


Vorderwald  - Cattle Breeds

About Vosges CattleVosges


Vosges  - Cattle Breeds

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About Wagyu CattleWagyu


The word Wagyu refers to all Japanese beef cattle ('Wa' means Japanese and 'gyu' means cattle). This is the breed that produces Kobe beef, named for the city where the cattle were first bred 170 years ago. The original import of these cattle to the U.S. in 1976 consisted of two Tottori Black Wagyu and two Kumamoto Red Wagyu bulls.

 

Wagyu were derived from native Asian cattle which were crossed with British and European breeds in the lat ...


Wagyu  - Cattle Breeds

About Wangus CattleWangus


Wangus  - Cattle Breeds

About Watusi CattleWatusi


Watusi are medium-sized cattle, with long, large-diameter horns. They can easily trace their ancestry back more than 6,000 years and have often been referred to as "cattle of kings."

Their horns are long and symmetrical, with a base large and proportional to horn length. Lyre and circular shapes are preferable to flat. 

Watusi  - Cattle Breeds

About Welsh Black CattleWelsh Black


Welsh Black  - Cattle Breeds

About Western Finncattle CattleWestern Finncattle


Western Finncattle  - Cattle Breeds

About Western Fjord CattleWestern Fjord


Western Fjord  - Cattle Breeds

About Western Red Polled CattleWestern Red Polled


Western Red Polled  - Cattle Breeds

About White Caceres CattleWhite Caceres


White Caceres  - Cattle Breeds

About White Fulani CattleWhite Fulani


White Fulani  - Cattle Breeds

About White Park CattleWhite Park


White Park  - Cattle Breeds

About Whitebred Shorthorn CattleWhitebred Shorthorn


Whitebred Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

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About Xingjiang Brown CattleXingjiang Brown


Xingjiang Brown  - Cattle Breeds

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About Yanbian CattleYanbian


Yanbian  - Cattle Breeds

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About Zebu CattleZebu


Zebu cattle are usually red or grey, are horned, have loose skin, large ears, and have a hump above their shoulders. They have evolved mainly from thee breeds of Indian cattle (Guzerat, Nelore, and Gir). They are thought to be the world’s oldest domesticated cattle. The name Zebu today can be used as a direct name for that breed of cattle but it is also used as a general name for breeds such as Brahman, Gir, Guzera, and Nelore cattle.  

They originated in Southwest Asia but many were taken to Africa at an early date an ...

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