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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...


These red-brown dairy cattle are native to France, where they are known as Flamande or Rouge Flamande. In 1850 they were to be found throughout the...


Although the ancestors of Guernsey cattle were introduced to the Channel Islands in the 10th and 11th centuries as draught animals, they were noted...

Cover for Pinzgauer cattle

Around 500 AD, Gaelic herdsmen in the alpine region began to develop a breed of red and black cattle that was larger than native cattle. The new...

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...


Tarentaise is a dual purpose Bos taurus cattle breed, originating in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps. It is hypothesised that the breed...

Cover for Red Poll cattle

The breed of Red Poll cattle was created in the East Anglia region of the United Kingdom in the early nineteenth century. It was developed by...

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...

Cover for Nelore cattle

The Nelore is a Bos indicus Brazilian cattle breed whose ancestry is the Ongole, a heavy draught animal with a good milk yield, which was imported...


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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