Ayrshire cattle were first brought to the United States in 1822, primarily to Connecticut and other parts of New England. The environment was similar to their native land of Scotland. The American Ayrshire Breed Association was founded in 1875. The Approved Ayrshire Milk programme, which licensed farms that owned Ayrshire cattle, began in the 1930s. Ayrshire milk was identified as being of higher quality compared to that of other breeds.
Beefalo, also referred to as cattalo or the American hybrid, are a fertile hybrid offspring of domestic cattle (Bos taurus), usually a male in managed breeding programs, and the American bison (Bison bison), usually a female in managed breeding programs.
Beefmasters were first established on the Lasater Ranch, then in Texas, in 1908 when Brahman bulls were purchased to use on Ed C. Lasater's Hereford and Shorthorn cows. Following his death in 1930, Ed's son Tom continued the breeding operation and creation of this breed.
Blonde d’Aquitaine cattle are one of the most popular beef breeds in France, surpassed only by Charolais and Limousin! They originated in a south-western area of France called Aquitaine, from which they get their name. The breed is often simply called ‘Blonde’ for ease.
Boran cattle are known for their fertility, early maturation (more so than other Zebu breeds), hardiness, and docility. Types. The Orma Boran is the smallest of the Boran breeds, smaller than the Kenyan Boran. Mature male Orma Boran range in size from 225 to 395 kg, while females are from 250 to 355 kg.
Bradford Bulls. Bradford Bulls R.L.F.C. are a professional rugby league club in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, currently playing in Betfred League One. They have won the Challenge Cup five times, the league championship six times and the World Club Challenge three times.
Brangus is a hardy and popular breed of beef cattle, a cross between an Angus and a Brahman. Animals eligible for registration as Brangus cattle are 5/8 Angus and 3/8 Brahman. Brangus is a registered trademark of the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA).
Braunvieh are known as a balanced breed, possessing body confirmation for optimum physiological performance. This and the fact that their hair is sleek and fine in warm weather and can grown heavy in response to extended cold weather makes Braunvieh adaptable to different environments.
The Brown Swiss is known for a long gestation period, immense size, large furry ears, and an extremely docile temperament. Regardless, the Brown Swiss is quite a resilient breed of cattle; they are hardy and capable of subsisting with little care or feed.
The Charolais breed of cattle is used quite often in Ireland, bred commonly amongst farmers and often reported as the leading terminal sire for suckler cow herds. The continental cattle are thought to have originated in a French area near Burgundy called Charolles, first being recognised around 800 AD!
English Longhorn. English Longhorn cattle are a long-horned brown and white breed of beef cattle originating from Craven, in the north of England. The breed was initially used as a draught animal, which its body is well suited for; the milk was also collected for butter and cheese because of its high butterfat content.
The Belted Galloway, primarily used in beef production, is a genetic strain of the original Galloway breed, which are much bigger than the belted variety. Belted Galloway bulls weigh about 850kg and cows usually weigh up to 675kg, while original Galloway bulls can weigh up to 1000kg.
Bulls weigh an average of 1,200kg, with cows weighing around 800kg. Hereford cattle are bred to thrive in temperate climates such as in Britain and Ireland. Considering our weather is temperate, damp and without extreme temperature changes, Hereford won’t have many problems.
Highland cattle (Scottish Gaelic: Bò Ghàidhealach; Scots: Heilan coo) are a Scottish cattle breed. They have long horns and long wavy coats that are coloured black, brindle, red, yellow, white, silver (looks white but with a black nose) or dun, and they are raised primarily for their meat.
In 1909, though, the society was formed as the British Holstein Cattle Society, soon to be changed to British Holstein Friesian Society and, by 1918, to the British Friesian Cattle Society. The Livestock Journal of 1900 referred to both the "exceptionally good" and "remarkably inferior" Dutch cattle.
The States of Jersey took a census of stock in 1866, and Jersey then supported 12,037 head of cattle, of which 611 were bulls, and no fewer than 6,322 pigs and 517 sheep. This was before the motor age and 3,227 horses were kept, Saint Helier being responsible for 888.
Limousin cattle. Limousin cattle are a breed of highly muscled beef cattle originating from the Limousin and Marche regions of France. The breed is known as Limousine in France. Limousins were first exported from France in significant numbers in the 1960s and are now present in about 70 countries.
The Maine-Anjou breed originated in the northwestern part of France. This area is excellent for beef production as it has both grassland and tillable land. At the beginning of the 19th century, the cattle in this region were large, well-muscled animals with light red coats spotted with white.
Vigorous bulls Climatic adaptability Outstanding rustlers Terrific crossbreeding Red meat & less fat Higher dressing percentage Distribution The Marchigiana has been exported to many countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Great Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia.
Nearly 400,000 milk recorded Montbéliarde cows are in France with an average adult lactation of 7486 litres at 3.9% butterfat and 3.45% protein. The milk protein is of a type well suited to cheesemaking, and some herds are fed a hay-based diet to produce milk specifically for this purpose. Cull cows and bull calves are worth more than Holsteins.
Now Normande Genetics is pleased to make them available to you, as well. Some of these links are translated, at least approximately, while others are not, in which case guidelines are provided. Please note that only full blood Normande bulls proven in France are in the database. If the bull you are searching doesn't appear, it may be because it is a U.S. bull that has no records in France. In any case, please make sure you have the spelling right.
The Parthenaise is a French cattle breed. It is named for the town of Parthenay in the département of Deux-Sèvres, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of western France. It was formerly a triple-purpose breed, raised for milk, meat and draught work, but is now raised mainly for beef.
Pinzgauer cattle. The Pinzgauer is a breed of domestic cattle from the Pinzgau region of the federal state of Salzburg in Austria. It has distinctive colouring, with chestnut-brown sides and white back and underside. It was in the past a triple-purpose breed, raised for meat, milk and draught use.
How to Identify Salers Cattle This is a good article that tells how to identify Salers cattle. Salers is a French breed, and is pronounced not "SAY-lers" but "Sa-LAIR" with the "s" at the end of this name being silent (as it always is in the French language).
A Senepol bull The Senepol breed of beef cattle was developed on the Caribbean Island of St. Croix. It has long been thought that Senepol originated from crosses between N'Dama cattle, imported in the late 19th century, and Red Poll cattle, but it is actually an admixed breed between a European taurina (Red Poll) zebu.
The Shorthorn breed of cattle originated in the North East of England in the late 18th century. The breed was developed as dual-purpose, suitable for both dairy and beef production; however, certain blood lines within the breed always emphasised one quality or the other.
A bull and two calves. South Devon cattle are a breed of British beef cattle. They are the largest of the British native breeds, and are believed to have descended from the large red cattle of Normandy which were imported during the Norman invasion of England.
In 1863, the Tarentaise breed was officially recognized by France at the French National Agricultural Fair. Work began in 1866 to decide the elements to select for in the Tarine/Tarentaise cattle. The first Herd Book was created in 1888, and the official name “Tarentaise” for the cattle breed was adopted at that time.
The Welsh Black is a native British breed descended from cattle of Pre-Roman Britain in the rough mountain and hill country of Wales. There is evidence that the breed, or its forerunners, existed in Roman times and it has been suggested that the breed is based on cattle from the Iberian Peninsula.
White Park cattle. The White Park is a rare breed of ancient horned cattle primarily residing in Great Britain. Two similar semi-feral populations, the Chillingham Wild Cattle in Northumbria and the Vaynol cattle from Gwynedd in North Wales, have a separate breed status.