About Evolene Cattle
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 the back and the abdomen. They are
very muscular with noticeable neck muscles in the cows.
Evolene cattle have short but strong legs and a short and
broad head. Both bulls and cows usually have horns, and their horns are very
strong and long. The average height of the mature bulls is about 130 cm. And
the cows are smaller than the bulls with an average height of 115 to 125 cm.
The cows on average weight around 400 to 500 kg. And average live body weight
of the mature bulls varies from 600 to 700 kg.