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Dairy Cattle
Dairy Cattle
Ayrshire
• Originated in Scotland
• Red and white only recognized color
• Mature cattle weigh over 1200 lbs.
• Average milk prod. is 12,000 lbs. per yr.
• Top producers can top over 20,000 lbs.
Pictures from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/
Brown Swiss
• Originated in Switzerland
• Light to dark brown
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Canadienne
• Originated in Canada
• Mature cows weigh 1000-1100 lbs.
• Red to black in color
Pictures from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/
Guernsey
• Originated on an island near France
• Known for high butterfat, high protein milk
• Average milk prod. is 14,667 lbs. per yr.
• Light red with white body marks
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Holstein
• Originated in Switzerland
• Black and white or red and white
• Mature cattle weigh about 1500 lbs.
• Av. milk production is 17,408 lbs. per yr.
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Icelandic
• Originated in Iceland
• Various colors
• Polled
• Average milk prod. is 9337 lbs. per yr.
• High fat (4%) and protein (3.33%)
Pictures from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/
Jersey
• Originated on an island near France
• One of the oldest dairy breeds
• Mature cows weigh about 900 lbs.
• Mature bulls weigh 1200-1800 lbs.
• Average milk prod. is 11,700 lbs. per yr.
• Light brown with black points
Pictures from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/
Milking Devon
• Originated in the US from Devon breed
• Breed split by different breeders interests
• Light red to dark red in color
Pictures from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/
Milking Shorthorn
• Originated in England
• One of the oldest breeds in the world
• Light gray to tan in color
Pictures from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/
For more information on the
cattle breeds visit:
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/
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