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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 pastures, and reproductive ability in extreme conditions of keeping and feeding.

  Kalmyk cows are able to accumulate 50-60 kg of internal fat for pasture season, which is used to mai ...

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About Kangayam CattleKangayam

Kangayam, or Kangeyam, are an Indian breed of draught cattle from the state of Tamil Nadu, in South India. They were developed in Kongu Nadu, the region surrounding Coimbatore, close to the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, but they are widely distributed. Their name is derived from the town of Kangeyam. They are also called Kangeyam, Kanganad, or Kongu cattle. They have been exported to Brazil, where they are called Cangaian cattle.

Kangayam cattle are medium size, with a height at the withers of some 125–140 cm and a body weight of 340–525 kg. The calves are born red, but change to gray by the age of two; cows are gray or dark gray, bulls are darker and may be black on the head and foreparts. The color of cows and oxen fad ...

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About Kankrej CattleKankrej

The Kankrej are an Indian breed of zebu cattle. They originated from the arid region of the Rann of Kutch in the state of Gujarat, and in neighboring Rajasthan. They are also known as Kankaraj Bannai, Nagar, Talabda, Vaghiyar, Wagad, Waged, Vadhiyar, Wadhiar, Wadhir and Wadial cattle. They are raised for draught work and for milk production.

Since 1870 they were exported to Brazil, where they were used to create the Guzerá breed,? which was later used to develop the American Brahman breed.

The last official census data for the Kankrej population in India dates from 1977, when there were 465 000. In Pakistan, the population was recorded in 2006 at 273 000.

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About Karan Swiss CattleKaran Swiss

The Karan Swiss is a breed of cattle originating from Switzerland. They are primarily used for dairy production, known for their high milk yields and good butterfat content. They have a distinctive brown and white color pattern, with a sturdy and compact build. The breed is well adapted to mountain pastures and harsh climates, making them well suited for dairy farming in Switzerland and other countries with similar conditions. They are also known for their docile temperaments and good health. The breed is a result of crossbreeding between Swiss Brown and Swiss Simmental cattle. The mature cows typically weigh between 550 to 600 kg (1200 to 1300 lbs.), while a bull can weigh between 1000 to 1200 kg (2200 to 2600 lbs.). During a lactation per ...

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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.

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About Kerry CattleKerry

Kerry cattle (Irish: Bo Chiarrai or Bollatach or Buinin) are a rare breed of dairy cattle, native to Ireland. They are believed to be one of the oldest breeds in Europe, probably derived from small black cattle brought to Ireland by Neolithic man. They were probably also the first cattle bred mainly for milk production, with other breeds being developed mainly for draught and meat. The climate of southwestern Ireland was suitable for milk production year-round, and the Celts also stored milk in the form of cheese and butter.

Their coat is almost entirely black, with a little white on the udder. The horns are whitish with dark tips, but they are usually dehorned. Cows weigh about 350 to 450 kg (770 to 990 lb) and produce 3,000 to ...

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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 bred to Dutch and Holstein cattle. The newly-received Kholmogory breed of cows was officially registered and presented to the agricultural community in 1937.  

They are large and hav ...

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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 and productivity Kostroma cows are very similar to Schwitz cattle, but there are a number of differences, such as an elongated body, slightly raised withers, a head with a narrower forehead, and wider b ...

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About Krishna Valley CattleKrishna Valley

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About Kurgan CattleKurgan

The Kurgan cattle is a breed of domestic cattle native to the Kurgan Oblast region in Russia. They are primarily used for beef production, and are known for their good meat quality and high weight gain. Kurgan cattle are medium-sized with a solid build, and typically have a light red or brown coat. They are well-adapted to harsh climates, with good resistance to cold and high tolerance for heat. The breed is also known for its hardiness and good temperament, making it well-suited for outdoor grazing.

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About Kuri CattleKuri

Kuri are a humpless-longhorned group of cattle from central Africa. They are raised for meat, milk and work. They are intolerant of heat, sunlight, and can not stand long periods of drought. They are good swimmers and spend much of their time in Lake Chad. They are heavy, ranging anywhere from 800 to 1100 pounds, which makes it unusual that they are good swimmers; however, they have huge unusual horns that some believe help them stay afloat.

While Kuri cattle are specific to the lands around Lake Chad, it has been hard to get a stable number of how many exist. However, there is evidence that shows declining populations throughout the last couple of decades. One of the reasons for Kuri''s declining numbers is believed to be due ...

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