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About Abigar CattleAbigar


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

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About Abondance CattleAbondance


Abondance Cattle is a mixed race breed 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; they stand about 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 in both fat and protein, with a good balance between the two. The milk is traditionally used to produce, Appellation d''Origine Contrôlée (AOC) cheese such as reblochon, Abondance, tome des Bauges, an ...


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About Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu CattleAbyssinian Shorthorned Zebu


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


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About Aceh CattleAceh


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


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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, Bajhang, Bajura, and Doti districts.   

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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.


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About Adaptaur CattleAdaptaur


Adaptaur (also known as Belmont Adaptaur or just Adaptaur) cattle were developed in Australia in the 1950’s 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 to care: sleek coat, well pigmented eyes and good resistance to heat, ticks and internal parasites.





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About Africangus CattleAfricangus


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





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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.



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About Agerolese CattleAgerolese


It comes from the province of Naples; today only few hundreds head 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 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 ...


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About Ala Tau CattleAla Tau


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


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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 average, an adult Alambadi bull weights about 317-362 kg and cow about 290 kg.  

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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.


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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 Empordà in the Catalan province of Girona, and partly in the comarca of Vallespir in the French département of Pyrénées-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 from 1957. At that time three sub-types were distinguished within the breed: a dark-coated type; a variable paler type; and a third type deriving from cross-breeding with Braunvieh stock. More recently, the types are considered to be tw the Negra, or dark type, and the Fagina, or paler type. ...


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About Alderney CattleAlderney


Alderney cattle were a breed of dairy cattle from the British Channel Island of Alderney; however, they are no longer found on the island. Pure Alberney cattle are now extinct, though hybrids still exist. Alderney cattle were one of three Channel Island cattle breeds, the others being the Jersey and the Guernsey.

Pure-breed Alderney cattle were smaller, more slender boned animals than the cattle of the other Channel Islands and in some ways they were more deer-like than bovine. They were docile and would even follow children passively back to their pastures. Their milk was copious and produced very rich butter. A 1912 writer said, "The Alderney ranks as the best butter cow in the world, whilst its abundant yield of milk ...


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About Alentejana CattleAlentejana


Alentejana cattle are energetic and gentle bovines from the Alentejo region of Portugal. They are raised for meat production and as draft animals. They are similar to the Retinta cattle breed found in Spain. Alentejana cattle are golden red with long horns. 

Both the Mertolenga and Southern Crioulo cattle breeds from Brazil originated from the Alentejana cattle breed.

Alentejana cattle have the protected geographical status of DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) from the European Commission



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About Aleution Wild CattleAleution Wild


Aleutian wild cattle are feral wild cattle found on the Alaskan Aleutian islands. Several attempts have been made to round up these cattle for ranching. In 1985–6 the cattle on the Shumagin Islands were eliminated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but they still remained on Umnak Island and Chirikof Island.

See the Chirikof Island Cattle breed description for more information.



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About Aliab Dinka CattleAliab Dinka


Aliab Dinka, or Nilotic Sanga, cattle are a variation of Sanga cattle raised by the Aliab Dinka people. The Aliab Dinka people are a subdivision of the Dinka people of South Sudan. They traditionally lived in an area west of the upper White Nile River. 

Aliab Dinka cattle have large bodies, long horns, and small cervico-thoracic humps. Their coats are generally white, grey or light fawn. 

The original Sanga stock evolved in Ethiopia, and the Nilotic Sanga appear to have developed from early migrations and spread across south-western Ethiopia into Southern Sudan. 



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About Alistana-Sanabresa CattleAlistana-Sanabresa


Photo from <a target = blank href='http://breedingback.blogspot.com/2014/05/some-other-aurochs-like-cattle-pt-i.html' class = body>The Breed Back Blog </a> Alistana-Sanabresa cattle are a crossbreed of Alistana and Sanabresa cattle. They produce high yields of good quality meat even on poor pasture. They are housed and given fodder only under extreme environmental conditions.

Adult females are 131-142 cm high, weight 500-535 kg., and have a chestnut coat that darkens towards their front. Adult males are 145-155 cm high, weight 650-900 kg., and have a chestnut coat with the same pattern as females but darker.

They are very hardy. While they tend to be less productive than more mainstream breeds, they adapt better to a wide range of environments (fewer sanitary problems, fewer calving difficulties, and they are better at utilizing local pastures).


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About Allmogekor CattleAllmogekor


Allmogekor is a generic term for old native breeds of cattle from Sweden. Including the following breeds: ·


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About Alur CattleAlur


Alur Cattle (also known as Nioka or Blukwa) cattle are a crossing of Ankole cattle with Lugware and Nkedi cattle (both Small East African Zebu breeds).




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About American CattleAmerican


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About American Beef Friesian CattleAmerican Beef Friesian


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About American Brown Swiss CattleAmerican Brown Swiss


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About American White Park CattleAmerican White Park


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About Amerifax CattleAmerifax


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About Amiata CattleAmiata


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About Amrit Mahal CattleAmrit Mahal


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About Amsterdam Island CattleAmsterdam Island


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About Anatolian Black CattleAnatolian Black


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About Ancient Egyptian CattleAncient Egyptian


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About Andalusian Black CattleAndalusian Black


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About Andalusian Blond CattleAndalusian Blond


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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.

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About Angoni CattleAngoni


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About Angus CattleAngus


Angus Beef, also known as Aberdeen cattle, are 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 1800s.  

Hugh Watson. Both Hugh Watsons father and grandfather had been cattle buyers and breeders. The family is known to have owned cattle as early as 1735. Hugh Watson became tenant ...


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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 been developed in a number of different combinations using different continental carcass breed genetics to achieve the desired carcass performance. True Angus hybrids are at least 5/8 American Angus and often have as much as 3/4 Angus blood. Data collected over the past 10 years has suggested superior carcass performance can be expected without sacrifice of the normal Angus genetic traits. Most Angus hybrids have the performance data available and some strains have demonstra ...


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About Ankina CattleAnkina


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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 also have fairly large ears through which they lose heat. Most often the coloration is red but fawn, black or pied are not uncommon. They are highly prized as status symbols, for ceremonial functions ...


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About Aosta CattleAosta


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About Apulian Podolian CattleApulian Podolian


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About Aracena CattleAracena


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About Arado CattleArado


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About Argentine Criollo CattleArgentine Criollo


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About Argentine Friesian CattleArgentine Friesian


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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 Léon 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. Currently the breed is pretty rare, and in 2007 the Armorican cattle breed was listed by the FAO as “critically endangered”. Their total population was estimated at about 240 head in 2005, and was 26 ...


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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 Northe ortuguese 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 then up. They have pretty strong legs, and their hind legs are very muscular. The bulls can reach a height of about 134 cm, and the cows about 123 cm. Average live body weight of the mature co ...


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About Asturian Mountain CattleAsturian Mountain


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About Asturian Valley CattleAsturian Valley


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

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

Their importance as dairy cattle has reduced since otherrnhighly productive dairy cattle breeds have been introduced to Spain. They werernthe most abundant breed in the northern part of the country during the 19thrncentury. But a massive addition of highly productive foreign breed ...


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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 Aubrac breed has placed strong emphasis on cows that calve on a regular basis -- or they leave the herd. Maternal calving ease is exceptional. Cows have sound udders and optimal milk production for our majo ...


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About Aulie-Atta CattleAulie-Atta


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About Aure et Saint-Girons CattleAure et Saint-Girons


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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 as 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.  

Australian Brafords are mainly found in NSW and Queensland. Semen of the breed has been exported to some countries especially to South Africa and South America. Live cattle exports have also bee ...


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About Australian Brangus CattleAustralian Brangus


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About Australian Charbray CattleAustralian Charbray


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About Australian Friesian Sahiwal CattleAustralian Friesian Sahiwal


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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 1992 a herd that bred true for small size and early maturity had been developed and an Association was formed to promote what was to be known as the Australian Lowline cattle. Al ...


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About Australian Milking Zebu CattleAustralian Milking Zebu


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About Australian Shorthorn CattleAustralian Shorthorn


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About Austrian Simmental CattleAustrian Simmental


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About Austrian Yellow CattleAustrian Yellow


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About Avetonou CattleAvetonou


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About Avilena CattleAvilena


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About Avilena-Black Iberian CattleAvilena-Black Iberian


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About Aweil Dinka CattleAweil Dinka


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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 (height at the withers is 124 - 125 cm).



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About Azaouak CattleAzaouak


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About Azebuado CattleAzebuado


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About Azerbaijan Zebu CattleAzerbaijan Zebu


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About Azores CattleAzores


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