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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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There are the following breeds of Cattle:

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About Abigar CattleAbigar


Abigar cattle are found in Eastern Africa,


Abigar  - Cattle Breeds

About Abkhazskaya CattleAbkhazskaya


Abkhazskaya  - 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 ric ...

Abondance  - Cattle Breeds

About Abruzzese CattleAbruzzese


Abruzzese  - Cattle Breeds

About Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu CattleAbyssinian Shorthorned Zebu


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

Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu  - 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


See Belmont Adaptaur cattle.

Adaptaur  - Cattle Breeds

About Adwa CattleAdwa


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

Adwa  - Cattle Breeds

About Afghan CattleAfghan


Afghan  - Cattle Breeds

About African Boran CattleAfrican Boran


African Boran  - Cattle Breeds

About African Wild Ass (Âne Africain) CattleAfrican Wild Ass (Âne Africain)


African Wild Ass (Âne Africain)  - Cattle Breeds

About Africangus CattleAfricangus


Africangus  - Cattle Breeds

About Afrikaner CattleAfrikaner


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  - 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 Albanian Dwarf CattleAlbanian Dwarf


Albanian Dwarf  - Cattle Breeds

About Alberes CattleAlberes


Alberes  - 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


Aleutian wild  - Cattle Breeds

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


Allmogekor  - Cattle Breeds

About Alur CattleAlur


Alur  - Cattle Breeds

About AMBO CattleAMBO


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



AMBO  - Cattle Breeds

About American CattleAmerican


American  - Cattle Breeds

About American Angus CattleAmerican Angus


Sir George Macpherson-Grant brought four Angus bulls, without any cows, to Victoria, Kansas On 17 May 1873. They were the first Angus cattle to come to America. Angus cattle are hornless and were considered odd at the time in the US where most cattle were Shorthorns and Longhorns. However, ranchers noticed the good qualities of the bulls and afterwards, many more cattle of both sexes were imported.

On 21 November 1883, the American Angus Association was founded in Chicago, Illinois. The first herd book was published on Marc ...

American Angus  - Cattle Breeds

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


Andalusian Grey  - Cattle Breeds

About Âne du Gourma CattleÂne du Gourma


Âne du Gourma  - Cattle Breeds

About Âne du Miankala CattleÂne du Miankala


Âne du Miankala  - Cattle Breeds

About Âne du plateau Dogon CattleÂne du plateau Dogon


Âne du plateau Dogon  - Cattle Breeds

About Âne du Sahel CattleÂne du Sahel


Âne du Sahel  - Cattle Breeds

About Âne du Yatenga CattleÂne du Yatenga


Âne du Yatenga  - Cattle Breeds

About Âne Locale CattleÂne Locale


Âne Locale  - Cattle Breeds

About Âne Wallon CattleÂne Wallon


Âne Wallon  - Cattle Breeds

About Ânes CattleÂnes


Ânes  - Cattle Breeds

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.

Angeln  - Cattle Breeds

About Angoni CattleAngoni


Angoni  - Cattle Breeds

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. < ...

Angus  - Cattle Breeds

About Ankina CattleAnkina


Ankina  - Cattle Breeds

About Ankole-Watusi CattleAnkole-Watusi


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 Crillo CattleArgentine Crillo


Argentine Crillo  - Cattle Breeds

About Argentine Criollo CattleArgentine Criollo


Argentine Criollo  - Cattle Breeds

About Argentine Friesian CattleArgentine Friesian


Argentine Friesian  - Cattle Breeds

About Armorican CattleArmorican


Armorican  - Cattle Breeds

About Arouquesa CattleArouquesa


Arouquesa  - Cattle Breeds

About Arsi CattleArsi


Arsi, or Arusi, cattle are a sub-breed of Zebu Cattle. See Zebu cattle to learn more

Arsi  - Cattle Breeds

About Asturian Mountain CattleAsturian Mountain


Asturian Mountain  - Cattle Breeds

About Asturian Valley CattleAsturian Valley


Asturian Valley  - Cattle Breeds

About Aubrac CattleAubrac


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 Breeds

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 ...


Australian Lowline  - Cattle Breeds

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  - Cattle Breeds

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


Baherie  - Cattle Breeds

About Bakosi CattleBakosi


Bakosi  - Cattle Breeds

About Balancer CattleBalancer


Balancer  - Cattle Breeds

About Bale CattleBale


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

Bale  - Cattle Breeds

About Baoule CattleBaoule


Baoule  - Cattle Breeds

About Barrosa CattleBarrosa


Barrosa  - Cattle Breeds

About Barzona CattleBarzona


Barzona  - Cattle Breeds

About Batangas CattleBatangas


Batangas  - Cattle Breeds

About Bazadais CattleBazadais


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 Breeds

About Belgian Blue CattleBelgian Blue


Belgian Blue  - Cattle Breeds

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


Belgian White-and-red  - Cattle Breeds

About Belmont Adaptaur  CattleBelmont Adaptaur


Belmont Adaptaur cattle was 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.

Belmont Adaptaur   - Cattle Breeds

About Belmont Red CattleBelmont Red


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 thoug ...

Belted Galloway  - Cattle Breeds

About Bernese CattleBernese


Bernese  - Cattle Breeds

About Berrenda CattleBerrenda


Berrenda  - Cattle Breeds

About Betizu CattleBetizu


Betizu  - Cattle Breeds

About Bianca Val Padana CattleBianca Val Padana


Bianca Val Padana  - Cattle Breeds

About Blaarkop CattleBlaarkop


Blaarkop  - Cattle Breeds

About Black Angus CattleBlack Angus


Black Angus  - Cattle Breeds

About Black Baldy CattleBlack Baldy


Black Baldy  - Cattle Breeds

About Black Hereford CattleBlack Hereford


Black Hereford  - Cattle Breeds

About Black Pied Dairy CattleBlack Pied Dairy


Black Pied Dairy  - Cattle Breeds

About Blanca Cacerena CattleBlanca Cacerena


Blanca Cacerena  - Cattle Breeds

About Blanco Orejinegro BON CattleBlanco Orejinegro BON


Blanco Orejinegro BON  - Cattle Breeds

About Blonde d'Aquitaine CattleBlonde d'Aquitaine


Blonde d'Aquitaine  - Cattle Breeds

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  - Cattle Breeds

About Braford CattleBraford


Braford  - Cattle Breeds

About Brahman CattleBrahman


Brahman  - Cattle Breeds

About Brahmousin CattleBrahmousin


Brahmousin  - Cattle Breeds

About Brangus CattleBrangus


Brangus  - Cattle Breeds

About Braunvieh CattleBraunvieh


Braunvieh  - Cattle Breeds

About Brava CattleBrava


Brava  - Cattle Breeds

About British Friesian CattleBritish Friesian


British Friesian  - Cattle Breeds

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.

Source: New Zealand Rare Breeds (

British White  - Cattle Breeds

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 ...

Brown Swiss  - Cattle Breeds

About Bue Lingo CattleBue Lingo


Bue Lingo  - Cattle Breeds

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  - Cattle Breeds

About Butana and Kenana CattleButana and Kenana


Butana and Kenana  - Cattle Breeds

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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  - Cattle Breeds

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  - Cattle Breeds

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  - Cattle Breeds

About Canadienne CattleCanadienne


Canadienne  - Cattle Breeds

About Canaria CattleCanaria


Canaria  - Cattle Breeds

About Canchim CattleCanchim


Canchim  - Cattle Breeds

About Caracu CattleCaracu


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 Breeds

About Chateaubriand CattleChateaubriand


Chateaubriand  - Cattle Breeds

About Chiangus CattleChiangus


Chiangus  - Cattle Breeds

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 ...


Cinisara  - Cattle Breeds

About Coloursided White Back CattleColoursided White Back


Coloursided White Back  - Cattle Breeds

About Commercial CattleCommercial


Commercial  - Cattle Breeds

About Corriente CattleCorriente


Corriente  - Cattle Breeds

About Costeno con Cuernos CattleCosteno con Cuernos


Costeno con Cuernos  - Cattle Breeds

About Crioulo Lageano CattleCrioulo Lageano


Crioulo Lageano  - Cattle Breeds

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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  - Cattle Breeds

About Deep Red CattleDeep Red


Deep Red  - Cattle Breeds

About Devon CattleDevon


Devon  - Cattle Breeds

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 ...

Dexter  - Cattle Breeds

About Dhanni CattleDhanni


Dhanni  - Cattle Breeds

About Doayo CattleDoayo


Doayo  - Cattle Breeds

About Doela CattleDoela


Doela  - Cattle Breeds

About Dolafe CattleDolafe


Dolafe  - Cattle Breeds

About Droughtmaster CattleDroughtmaster


Droughtmaster  - Cattle Breeds

About Dulong CattleDulong


Dulong  - Cattle Breeds

About Dutch Belted CattleDutch Belted


Dutch Belted  - Cattle Breeds

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  - 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  - Cattle Breeds

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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  - Cattle Breeds

About Fleckvieh CattleFleckvieh


Fleckvieh  - Cattle Breeds

About Florida Cracker CattleFlorida Cracker


Florida Cracker  - Cattle Breeds

About French Simmental CattleFrench Simmental


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


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 ...

Friesian Red and White  - Cattle Breeds

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


Galloway  - Cattle Breeds

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  - Cattle Breeds

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 Groningen CattleGroningen


Groningen  - Cattle Breeds

About Groningen White-Headed CattleGroningen White-Headed


Groningen White-Headed  - 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


Guzerat  - Cattle Breeds

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



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 Breeds

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. 

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


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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

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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 Breeds

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


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 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 Whiteheaded  - Cattle Breeds

About Kerry CattleKerry


Kerry  - Cattle Breeds

About Kholomogory CattleKholomogory


Kholomogory  - Cattle Breeds

About Kostroma CattleKostroma


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  - Cattle Breeds

About Levantina CattleLevantina


Levantina  - Cattle Breeds

About Limiana CattleLimiana


Limiana  - Cattle Breeds

About Limousin CattleLimousin


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 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 ...


Maremmana  - Cattle Breeds

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 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 ...

Modenese  - Cattle Breeds

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 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  - Cattle Breeds

About Nguni CattleNguni


Nguni  - Cattle Breeds

About Niata CattleNiata


Niata  - Cattle Breeds

About Normande CattleNormande


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 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 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 Breeds

About Red Brangus CattleRed Brangus


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 Breeds

About Red Polled Ostland CattleRed Polled Ostland


Red Polled Ostland  - Cattle Breeds

About Red Sindhi CattleRed Sindhi


Red Sindhi  - 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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Rossa Siciliana  - Cattle Breeds

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.

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Salers  - Cattle Breeds

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 Breeds

About Santa Gertrudis CattleSanta Gertrudis


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, ...

Sardo-Modicana  - Cattle Breeds

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 Breeds

About Sheko CattleSheko


Sheko  - Cattle Breeds

About Shetland CattleShetland


Shetland  - Cattle Breeds

About Shorthorn CattleShorthorn


Shorthorn  - Cattle Breeds

About Siboney CattleSiboney


Siboney  - Cattle Breeds

About Sided Tronder CattleSided Tronder


Sided Tronder  - Cattle Breeds

About Simbrah CattleSimbrah


Simbrah  - Cattle Breeds

About Simford CattleSimford


Simford  - Cattle Breeds

About Simmental CattleSimmental


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 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 Mountain CattleSwedish Mountain


Swedish Mountain  - 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


Tabapua  - Cattle Breeds

About Tarentaise CattleTarentaise


Tarentaise  - Cattle Breeds

About Tasmanian Grey CattleTasmanian Grey


Tasmanian Grey  - Cattle Breeds

About Telemark CattleTelemark


Telemark  - Cattle Breeds

About Texas Longhorn CattleTexas Longhorn


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 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


Vaca Toposa or Vaquilla  - Cattle Breeds

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


Wagyu  - Cattle Breeds

About Wangus CattleWangus


Wangus  - 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 ...

Zebu  - Cattle Breeds
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