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Cattle Breeds II


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4.Most popular dairy breed that is black and white in color. Produces the most amount of milk and are the largest dairy breed in size.
6.Originated in Switzerland; developed in the Swiss Alps. One of the oldest dairy breeds of cattle. They are solid brown in color ranging from light to dark. The nose and tongue are black. Horns are forward and slightly upward, medium length with black tips. They are a large framed breed and have a high heat tolerance.
8.Caribbean breed of beef cattle that were originally bred on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They are a cross between Red Poll and N’Dama. They are polled and do not have a hump and range in color from tan to dark red. They are resistant to ticks and other insects and tolerate hot weather and a wide range of rainfall conditions.
11.Originated in Italy near Rome during the fifth century. It is a cross between native cattle including the Chianina. They are grayish white in color, and the skin, muzzle, and switch are darker in color. They are used in crossbreeding programs in the U.S.
13.This breed has the same background and traits as the Shorthorn breed, it is a dual purpose breed used for milk and meat production. More angular and less thickly fleshed than the Shorthorn.
15.Originated in northeastern Italy. They were originally used as draft animals in the fields. They are a horned breed; females having lyre-shaped horns and bulls having half moon-shaped horns. Skin is black and hair coat is ivory; bulls have gray hair around the shoulders and eyes. Calves are a light reddish color at birth and turn white at about 3 months of age. The breed is noted for rapid gains, a high dressing percentage, and early maturity.
16.The smallest dairy cattle that is light fawn to almost black in color and produces the most milkfat of any dairy cattle.
17.This breed of cattle originated on the Isle of Guernsey. Color can be any shade of fawn with white markings. Horns curve outward and to the front.
18.Originated in eastern England in the early 1800’s. Native cattle of the shires of Norfolk and Suffolk were crossed to produce this breed. The color is light red to very dark red with some natural white on the switch. It is a polled and dual-purpose breed. Carcass has a high proportion of lean meat and little waste fat.
1.This breed is native to the Auvergne region of south-central France. Used for beef, milk, and draft. It is a horned breed. They are a dark mahogany red in color. There is a strain of this breed that is naturally polled and black in color which adds to their value in crossbreeding programs. They are noted for their ease of calving and good mothering abilities.
2.This breed originated from Spanish Andalusian cattle that were brought to Santa Domingo by Columbus. From there they were brought to Mexico by Spanish explorers and than to the region that became Texas. They have many shadings and combinations of colors. Their horns curve upward and spread to four feet or more.
3.Developed in 1946 in Texas. Red in color and are a polled breed. Similar to the Brangus breed except red in color.
5.Naturally hornless Hereford
7.This breed originated in Norway. They are used as a dual-purpose cattle in Norway and are the major breed found there. It is a horned breed and are red or red and white in color. They are noted for their good carcasses and feed efficiency.
9.This breed was developed by crossing Brahman and Angus cattle. They are solid black and polled. They have a good mothering ability, feed efficiency, and produce a desirable carcass.
10.This breed was developed in Canada by Harry Hays of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Developed from Hereford, Brown Swiss, and Holstein cattle. Breeds were selected for traits such as large, strong frames, sound feet and legs, well attached udders, high fertility, ease of calving, and winter hardiness. Their color is usually black with white face, feet, and tail.
12.Originated in the Alpine regions of Austria, Italy, and Germany. They are a horned breed and brown in color. There is some white on top and underlines. It is a hardy breed and is used in crossbreeding programs in the U.S.
14.This breed originated in the county of Ayr in the southwestern part of Scotland. They are vigorous and strong and have an excellent grazing ability. They can be any shade of cherry red, other colors are mahogany, brown, and white. The udders are attached high behind and extend forward and teats are medium in size.

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