There is only one breed of cattle that originated in the rugged Savoie region of the French Alps, and that is the Tarentaise. For thousands of years it grazed the mountainsides, expected by its owners to produce high-quality milk and cheese on forage alone. Although the Tarentaise is an ancient breed, perhaps dating back toContinue reading “Tarentaise”
The Simmental is now one of the top breeds in America, as well as one of the most popular breeds of cattle in the world.
Shorthorns have found niches in crossbreeding programs, and the milking type has won a place on grass-based dairy farms across the country.
Recent interest in grassfed beef and heritage livestock breeds has brought the Red Poll back to the attention of America.
Although still one of the most endangered cattle breeds in America, the Randall lives on.
With a long history of producing gourmet food, no wonder that France was the country of origin of cattle like the Normande (NOR-man-dee). Introduced to the northwestern part of France by Vikings in the 9th and 10th centuries, for many years the breed provided high-quality meat and milk on rough forage. No one in thoseContinue reading “Normande”
The story of the traditional Lineback is essentially the story of the American melting pot. In the early days of our country’s settlement, people arrived from many different parts of Europe, often bringing their native breeds of cattle with them. Most of these, naturally, were various breeds of the British Isles: From Ireland, the IrishContinue reading “Lineback”
The Jersey is a favorite both as a family cow and as a breed for direct marketing and organic production
The purebred Holstein is exclusively a dairy breed and is primarily suited to large commercial operations.
There is only one difference between A1 and A2 beta casein—the amino acid in position 67. The question is: Does that little difference affect human health?