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Types of Cattle

Afrikaner Cattle
Afrikaner Cattle

The Afrikaner, also known as the Africander, is a breed of taurine-indicine ("Sanga") cattle indigenous to South Africa. Huge herds of Sanga type cattle were herded by the Khoikhoi (Hottentots) when the Dutch established the Cape Colony in 1652.

Angus Cattle
Angus Cattle

Angus cattle, known as Aberdeen Angus in most parts of the world, are a breed of cattle commonly used in beef production. They were developed from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in Scotland.

Ankole-Watusi
Ankole-Watusi

The Ankole-Watusi is a modern American breed of domestic cattle.It derives from the Ankole group of Sanga cattle breeds of central Africa. It is characterized by very large horns.

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Ayrshire Cattle
Ayrshire Cattle

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
Beefalo

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.

Beefmaster
Beefmaster

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Belgian Blue
Belgian Blue

The Race de la Moyenne et Haute Belgigue, Belgian Blue-White, Belgian White-and-Blue Pied and simply Blue are all common names for the cattle. As the name suggests, they come in a range of colours from white, blue roan, black or even red. Belgian Blues are recognisable from their extremely muscled frame and huge size.

Belted Galloway
Belted Galloway

Belted Galloway cattle originated from western Scotland, a region whose weather is strikingly similar to Ireland’s own damp climate! This makes Belted Galloways perfectly suitable to the wet, cold winters and the boggy soft terrain of Irish farms.

Blonde d'Aquitaine
Blonde d'Aquitaine

Blonde d'Aquitaine. The American Blonde d’Aquitaine Association is a non-profit association organized to develop and promote the Blonde d’Aquitaine breed of beef cattle in the United States. Formed in 1973, the Association is an active group, with various programs and activities to support our many breeders throughout the US.

Boran Cattle
Boran Cattle

Boran cattle are a popular Zebu beef breed in eastern Africa.

Braford
Braford

Braford The Braford is a cross between a Hereford bull and a Brahman cow. ... The Braford is primarily used for beef, but sometimes used for rodeo. ... Brafords have heat and insect resistance because of the increased number of sweat glands and oily skin inherited from their Brahman heritage. ...

Brangus
Brangus

Brangus is an interesting type of beef cattle that has developed from the Angus and Brahman breeds. Most guidelines say that they should be about 37.5% Brahman and 62.5% Angus! Brangus cattle were bred to combine the excellent beef quality of Angus with something a little hardier, like the Brahman.

Braunvieh
Braunvieh

Braunvieh Cattle have been our choice of breeds for many years. We are located south of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Brown Swiss Cattle
Brown Swiss Cattle

Brown Swiss are often called Braunvieh, which is German for ‘brown cattle’. This is because Brown Swiss actually descended from the Braunvieh breed, which is a dual-purpose cow. Brown Swiss is considered the primarily dairy-focused strain of Braunvieh.

Charolais Cattle
Charolais Cattle

Charolais cattle usually mature quite late; this can be an advantage or disadvantage depending on the farmer’s needs. The breed may be suited to farms where a consistent, steady flow of available beef is needed, unless producers wish to complete the process in shorter, intense periods.

Chianina
Chianina

The Chianina (Italian pronunciation: ) is an Italian breed of cattle, formerly principally a draught breed, now raised mainly for beef. It is the largest and one of the oldest cattle breeds in the world. The famous bistecca alla fiorentina is produced from its meat.

Dairy Shorthorn
Dairy Shorthorn

Shorthorn is a British cattle breed that is establishing itself well in Ireland. It was first noticed in the north-east of England around the 1700s, and through genetic diversity, the breed actually split definitively into the Dairy Shorthorn and the slightly bigger Beef Shorthorn!

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Danish Red Cattle
Danish Red Cattle

Danish Red cattle are a popular European breed known for their excellent dairy abilities! Read more about them here.

Dexter Cattle
Dexter Cattle

Dexter cattle are a breed of cattle originating in Ireland. The smallest of the European cattle breeds, they are about half the size of a traditional Hereford and about one third the size of a Friesian (Holstein) milking cow.

English Longhorn
English Longhorn

English Longhorns (also known as Longhorns) are not related to the American or Texas Longhorn whose ancestors came from Spain. They do have a long and fascinating history linked to that of the great livestock pioneer of the 1700's, Robert Bakewell of Dishley.

Fleckvieh
Fleckvieh

The Fleckvieh is a breed of dual-purpose cattle suitable for both milk and meat production. It originated in Central Europe in the 19th century from cross-breeding of local stock with Simmental cattle imported from Switzerland. Today, the worldwide population is 41 million animals.

Galloway Cattle
Galloway Cattle

Galloway cattle. The Galloway is one of the world's longest established breeds of beef cattle, named after the Galloway region of Scotland, where it originated, during the 17th century. It is now found in many parts of the world, such as Canada, the United States and Australia.

Gelbvieh
Gelbvieh

How to Identify Gelbvieh Cattle. This is an article of how to identify Gelbvieh cattle. Note: Gelbvieh is pronounced "GELP-fee" Do a search on the Internet or in your cattle breeds book for "Gelbvieh."

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Guernsey Cattle
Guernsey Cattle

The Guernsey is a breed of cattle used in dairy farming. It is orange/red and white in colour, and is particularly renowned for the rich flavour of its milk, as well as its hardiness and docile disposition.

Hereford Cattle
Hereford Cattle

The Hereford (pronounced hair-uh-furd in the UK and hur-furd or hur-uh-ford in the US) is a British breed of beef cattle that originated in the county of Herefordshire, in the West Midlands of England.

Highland Cattle
Highland Cattle

Their coat is often the most discussed attribute of these cattle. When Highland cattle are mentioned, people often immediately think of their ginger-red coat. However, their colouring can vary between black, brindle, yellow and even white! Their hair is always long, sometimes reaching about 13 inches, with a slight wave.

Holstein Friesian Cattle
Holstein Friesian Cattle

Holstein Friesians (often shortened to Holsteins in North America, while the term Friesians is often used in the UK) are a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and what is now Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany and Jutland.

Jersey Cattle
Jersey Cattle

The Jersey is a breed of small dairy cattle.Originally bred in the Channel Island of Jersey, the breed is popular for the high butterfat content of its milk and the lower maintenance costs attending its lower bodyweight, as well as its genial disposition.

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Lakenvelder Cattle
Lakenvelder Cattle

The Dutch Belted (Lakenvelder) breed of dairy cattle is, according to records, the only belted breed of cattle tracing back directly to the original belted or "canvassed" cattle which were described in Switzerland and Austria.

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Limousin Cattle
Limousin Cattle

Limousin cattle are a French breed, supposedly originating from the Marche and Limousin regions. They haven't remained trapped on French soil however, as over 70 different countries are now home to the breed.

Maine-Anjou Cattle
Maine-Anjou Cattle

Maine-Anjou cattle. The Maine-Anjou is a French breed of domestic cattle, raised mainly in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France. It was created in the nineteenth century in the historic province of Maine by cross-breeding the local Mancelle dairy cattle with Durham stock from Britain, and was at first called the Durham-Mancelle.

Marchigiana
Marchigiana

Cattle Breeds - Marchigiana Marchigiana History The Marchigiana (pronounced as mar-key-jar-nah) origins are unsettled, the American International Marchigiana Society state that the breed descended from Asiatic cattle that were brought to Italy during the fourth Century AD following the barbarian invasions.

Montbliarde
Montbliarde

The Montbéliarde is a breed of red pied dairy cattle from the area of Montbéliard, in the département of Doubs, in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France. It is used mainly for dairying and particularly for cheesemaking

Normande
Normande

Welcome to North American Normande Association in Rewey Wisconsin, your source for information about and registration of Normande cattle.

North Devon Cattle
North Devon Cattle

The Devon is an ancient breed of cattle from the south western English county of Devon. It is a rich red or tawny colour, and this gives rise to the popular appellation of Devon Ruby or Red Ruby, also used as a marketing brand.

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Ongole Cattle
Ongole Cattle

Ongole cattle is an indigenous cattle breed that originates from Prakasam District in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The breed derives its name from the place the breed originates from, Ongole.

Parthenaise
Parthenaise

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.[3][4][5]

Piedmontese Cattle
Piedmontese Cattle

The Piedmontese (Italian: Piemontese or razza bovina Piemontese) is a breed of domestic cattle that originated in the region of Piedmont, in north-west Italy. The calves are born fawn coloured, and turn grey-white as they mature.

Pinzgauer Cattle
Pinzgauer Cattle

The Bavarian Pinzgauer Cattle Breeding Association was founded in 1896. By December 1890, the Pinzgauer population had grown to 101,880 in Bavaria, but it eventually collapsed as a result of industrialization after World War I.

Red Poll
Red Poll

Red Poll cattle have been profitable for their owners ever since first arriving in the United States ... Red Polls have been working and profiting on America’s ...

Salers Cattle
Salers Cattle

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).

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Santa Gertrudis Cattle
Santa Gertrudis Cattle

Santa Gertrudis cattle are a tropical beef breed of cattle developed in southern Texas on the King Ranch. They were named for the Spanish land grant where Captain Richard King originally established the King Ranch.

Senepol
Senepol

Senepol Genetic History . In the 1800s N'Dama Cattle were imported to the Caribbean Island of St. Croix from Senegal, West Africa. By 1889, Henry C. Nelthropp's Grenard Estates was one of the largest N'Dama breeders with over 250 head which he maintained as purebreds.

Shorthorn
Shorthorn

Shorthorn is a British cattle breed that is establishing itself well in Ireland. It was first noticed in the north-east of England around the 1700s, and through genetic diversity, the breed actually split definitively into the Dairy Shorthorn and the slightly bigger Beef Shorthorn!

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Simmental Cattle
Simmental Cattle

The Simmental or Swiss Fleckvieh is a Swiss breed of dual-purpose cattle. It is named after the Simmental – the valley of the Simme river – in the Bernese Oberland, in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is reddish in colour with white markings, and is raised for both milk and meat.

South Devon Cattle
South Devon Cattle

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. The breed is a rich, medium red with copper tints, though it varies in shade and can even appear slightly mottled.

Tarentaise Cattle
Tarentaise Cattle

Tarentaise A Brief History Lesson. The French Connection. We North Americans get excited about Tarentaise because to us they are a new breed, generally unrelated to existing breeds, which gives us that extra kick of hybrid vigor.

Texas Longhorn
Texas Longhorn

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to over 1.8 m (5.9 ft) tip to tip for bulls, and 2.1 m (6.9 ft) tip to tip for steers and exceptional cows.

Welsh Black Cattle
Welsh Black Cattle

The Welsh Black is a dual-purpose breed of cattle native to Wales.

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White Park Cattle
White Park Cattle

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.

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