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Dairy Cattle Breeds. FIVE MAJOR BREEDS. AYSHIRE. Scotland – U.S. 1822 Cherry red and white Up and out horns Vigrous – Excellent grazers 3 rd in milk production. BROWN SWISS. Switzerland – U.S. 1869 Light to dark brown Horns forward and up Docile – Good grazers

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Dairy Cattle Breeds

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five major breeds
FIVE MAJOR BREEDS

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ayshire
AYSHIRE
  • Scotland – U.S. 1822
  • Cherry red and white
  • Up and out horns
  • Vigrous – Excellent grazers
  • 3rd in milk production

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brown swiss
BROWN SWISS
  • Switzerland – U.S. 1869
  • Light to dark brown
  • Horns forward and up
  • Docile – Good grazers
  • 2nd in milk production

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guernsey
France U.S. 1831

Fawn shades & white

Horns outwards to the front

Extremely gentle

4th in milk production

GUERNSEY

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holstein
hOLSTEIN
  • Netherlands – U.S. 1621
  • Black & white
  • Red & white recessive
  • Horns forward and inwards
  • Large capacity
  • 1st in milk production

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jersey
JERSEY
  • Isle of Jersey – U.S. 1875
  • Light fawn to nearly black
  • Horns forward and inwards
  • Smallest dairy breed
  • Efficient feed users
  • 5th in milk production
  • Cows nervous and the bulls have a bad tempered and can be dangerous

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milking shorthorn
MILKING SHORTHORN
  • England – U.S. 1783
  • More angular & less fleshy than the Shorthorn breed.
  • Horned or polled
  • Maternal instinct – Gentle

THE 6TH BREED

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