Cattle Breeds

Cattle Breeds

Cattle BreedsPart of the charm of a larger homestead is that there is room for cattle. But what kind?

The answer to this question will depend primarily on why you want to keep cattle. Do you want fresh milk? Grassfed beef? Pulling power in the field? Some of each?

When choosing a breed of cattle, there are other factors to consider as well. Each breed has its own advantages and disadvantages, and what will work well for one family probably won’t suit another.

With this in mind, it is wise to learn about the history, uses, temperament, health, and pros and cons of each breed before making a selection. Hopefully our guide will answer your questions. Enjoy!

 

Beef Breeds

AngusAngus

 

Ankole WatusiAnkole Watusi

 

Belgian BlueBelgian Blue

 

Black BaldyBlack Baldy

 

Blonde d’AquitaineBlonde d'Aquitaine

 

BrafordBraford

 

BrahmanBrahman

 

BrangusBrangus

 

CharolaisCharolais

 

ChianinaChianina

 

English LonghornEnglish Longhorn

 

GallowayGalloway

 

HerefordHereford

 

HighlandHighland

 

LimousinLimousin

 

Red PollRed Poll

 

SenepolSenepol

 

South DevonSouth Devon

 

Texas LonghornTexas Longhorn

 

White ParkWhite Park

 

 

Dairy Breeds

AyrshireAyrshire

 

Dutch BeltedDutch Belted

 

GuernseyGuernsey

 

HolsteinHolstein

 

JerseyJersey

 

 

Dual-Purpose Breeds

DevonDevon

 

LinebackLineback

 

NormandeNormande

 

RandallRandall

 

ShorthornShorthorn

 

SimmentalSimmental

 

TarentaiseTarentaise