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Cover for Bos taurus (cattle)

Feral cattle can be distinguished from domestic stock only by their location and lack of ear marks or tags. Their size and conformation vary greatly...

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Cover for Ayrshire cattle

The original cattle of the Ayrshire region, Scotland, were of mixed type and colour, but they were mainly black or brown with white flecked faces and...

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Cover for Montbéliard cattle

Montbéliard cattle are a dual-purpose Bos taurus breed, derived from the Swiss Simmental. The breeding programme originated in the Montbéliard region...

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The Salers cattle breed originates from an indigenous population of the very hilly (between 600 and 1300 m altitude) region of Auvergne in the Massif...

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Cover for Shorthorn Cattle breeds

There were reports of superior shorthorn cattle in Yorkshire as early as the sixteenth century, which were probably mainly derived from red-and-white...

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Cover for Friesian cattle breeds

The origins of the Bos taurus Friesian cattle breed were the black and white animals of migrant European tribes, the Batavians and the Friesians, who...

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Cover for Simmental cattle

[This summary was compiled using the following sources: American Simmental Association website; Bradley and Cunningham, 1999; Gillespie, 1995; Mason,...

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The Santa Gertrudis breed was developed by the Kelberg brothers at King Ranch, Texas, one of the largest ranches in the USA, from about 1910 (Felius,...

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Cover for Brahman cattle

Evolutionary HistoryAll modern cattle trace their origins to Bos primigenius. Analyses of mitochondrial DNA have shown that divergence of Bos...

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Cover for Charolais cattle

The Charolais Bos taurus cattle breed has its origins in France in the south-eastern and west-central regions, in the former province of Charolles...