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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...

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...


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


The Beefmaster is a composite beef breed, developed in the USA by crossing Brahman bulls with Hereford and Shorthorn cows. Brahman-Hereford and...

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...

Cover for Texas Longhorn cattle

Texas Longhorns are descended from Iberian cattle, which were trailed north and raised by Hispanic colonists in what is now Texas in the USA. Most of...


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...

Cover for Simmental cattle

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


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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