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About Iberian CattleIberian

The Spanish Fighting Bull (Toro Bravo, toro de lidia, toro lidiado, ganado bravo, Touro de Lide) is an Iberian heterogeneous cattle breed. They are exclusively bred free-range on extensive estates in Spain, Portugal, France, and Latin American countries where bullfighting is organized. Fighting bulls are selected primarily for a certain combination of aggression, energy, strength, and stamina. In order to preserve their natural traits, during breeding the bulls rarely encounter humans, and if so, never encounter them on foot.

Some commentators trace the origins of the fighting bull to wild bulls from the Iberian Peninsula and their use for arena games in the Roman Empire. Although the actual origins are disputed, genetic studies ...

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About Icelandic CattleIcelandic

Icelandic cattle (Icelandic: íslenskur nautgripur ) are a breed of small dairy cattle native to Iceland. Cattle were first brought to the island during the Settlement of Iceland a thousand years ago. Icelandic cattle are an especially colorful breed with a wide variety of colors and markings. Icelandic cattle have been genetically isolated for centuries; cattle are not permitted to be imported into Iceland, so they have been protected by strict disease-prevention measures. However, Icelandic cattle are most closely related to Blacksided Troender- and Nordland Cattle from Norway.

95% of Idelandic cattle are naturally polled, but the rest are horned. An average cow can produce about 6,000 kg (13,200 lb) of milk per year, with the ...

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About Illawarra CattleIllawarra

Illawarras are one of the top ranking dairy cattle breeds in Australia. They have taken their name from the Australian aboriginal word for a piece of land 50 miles south of Sydney, between the Pacific Ocean and a near impenetrable escarpment to the west. Early settlers leared the Illawarra area with the assistance of convict labor.

The Australian dairy industry began 1840''s. Cattle grants from Government and private herds reached the Illawarra. These included Longhorn Durhams, Shorthorn Durhams, Red Lincolns, Red Ayrshires, and Jerseys. However, three members of the Osborne family from Northern Ireland had, since 1829, laid the foundations of a dairy industry, and in doing so, the evolution of the Australian Illawarras. The Osbo ...

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About Improved Red and White CattleImproved Red and White

Improved Red and White cattle is a breed of dairy cattle developed in the Netherlands. They are known for their high milk production, with some individuals producing over 9,000 pounds of milk per year. The breed has a distinctive red and white color pattern, with the majority of their body being white and red patches appearing on their face, legs, and tail. They have a gentle temperament, making them easy to handle, and they are also known for their high fertility and longevity. This breed is used in dairy production worldwide, making them an important contributor to the global dairy industry.

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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.

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About Irish Black / Red CattleIrish Black / Red

The Irish Black/Red breed is a true American breed founded in the United States by cattleman and genetic scholar, Maurice Boney in the 1960s and 70s.  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 specifically by successful line breeding.  The Irish Black/Red Breed was trademarked by the Founder in the 1990''s to protect the Breed''s genetic future.  By 2009, Irish Blacks and Irish Reds ...

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About Irish Moiled CattleIrish Moiled

The Irish Moiled is one of our most distinctive cattle breeds. They are a hornless (polled) breed, red in colour and characteristically marked by a white line or ‘finching’ on the back and white under parts with red ears and red nose. But they can vary from white with red ears and nose to nearly all red. The face is often roan or flecked.

The name Moile (or Maol) is derived from the Gaelic language and relates to the distinctive dome or mound on top of the head.

They are of medium size (a mature cow can weigh up to 650kg) and are generally easy to handle with a placid docile temperament. Animals are also easily maintained on less acreage and less concentrate than most other cattle breeds.

The Irish Moiled ...

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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 through 1962 Holstein bulls and cows were imported from the United States for cross breeding. Since 1963 nearly all Israeli dairy cows have been mated to bulls bred locally.

Currently, t ...

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About Israeli Red CattleIsraeli Red

The Israeli Red is a breed of cattle that originated in Israel. It is known for its distinctive red coat, which is why it is called the Israeli Red. This breed is medium to large in size, with good milk production and meat quality. They are known for their adaptability to harsh climates and resistance to diseases, making them a popular choice for dairy and beef production in the Middle Eastern region.

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About Istoben CattleIstoben

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

The historical origin of the Istoben 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 Istobensk cattle.  

They are black and motley, often with a white stripe along the ridge to the waist. They are not tall, their height at the withers is 124-126 cm. The weight of the adult ...

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