History and Breeds of Cattle

This category covers the History and breeds of cattle.

  • The History of Hereford Cattle

    Big, brawny, and red with white faces, Herefords have been popular in the United State cattle industry for decades. These cattle are easy to keep and versatile. Currently, they are very popular to cross with Angus cattle. The resultant offspring are usually black with white faces and feature the hybrid vigor that heterosis brings. Origins During the 1700s, cattle breeders in England set out to improve the red and white cattle that were native to their region. Their desire was to create a...
  • Cattle Breeds: Jersey Cows

    Jersey cows are one of the most appealing breeds in the cow world. They have a delicate, refined face with lovely, wide brown eyes. Jersey cows have typically feminine facial features with a distinctive, tipped-up black nose bordered by white. They are smaller in frame, usually between 800-1000 pounds in weight, with the typical bony dairy conformation. Their udders are large and most often, are white or pinkish. Jerseys can vary in color from charcoal gray to black. However, most Jerseys...
  • Texas Longhorns

    A symbol of the Wild West, the Texas Longhorn is the only breed of cattle that evolved to adapt to life in the Western United States. Currently, the Longhorn is much less popular than British Breeds like the Angus and Charolais, but for decades the Longhorn was the backbone of the American beef herd. Origins Not long after Columbus discovered America, Spanish explorers brought Andalusian cattle to Central America. These cattle interbred with native Mexican cattle. Over the years, the herds...
  1. The History of Hereford Cattle

    Big, brawny, and red with white faces, Herefords have been popular in the United State cattle industry for decades. These cattle are easy to keep and versatile. Currently, they are very popular to cross with Angus cattle. The resultant offspring are usually black with white faces and feature the hybrid vigor that heterosis brings. Origins During the 1700s, cattle breeders in England set out to improve the red and white cattle that were native to their region. Their desire was to create a...
  2. Texas Longhorns

    A symbol of the Wild West, the Texas Longhorn is the only breed of cattle that evolved to adapt to life in the Western United States. Currently, the Longhorn is much less popular than British Breeds like the Angus and Charolais, but for decades the Longhorn was the backbone of the American beef herd. Origins Not long after Columbus discovered America, Spanish explorers brought Andalusian cattle to Central America. These cattle interbred with native Mexican cattle. Over the years, the herds...
  3. Cattle Breeds: Jersey Cows

    Jersey cows are one of the most appealing breeds in the cow world. They have a delicate, refined face with lovely, wide brown eyes. Jersey cows have typically feminine facial features with a distinctive, tipped-up black nose bordered by white. They are smaller in frame, usually between 800-1000 pounds in weight, with the typical bony dairy conformation. Their udders are large and most often, are white or pinkish. Jerseys can vary in color from charcoal gray to black. However, most Jerseys...
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