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Title: Introduction to Dairy Cattle Breeds 3092 Josh Miller


1
Introduction to Dairy CattleBreeds3092Josh
Miller

2
Dairy Cattle Breeds
  • There are 6 breeds
  • Holstein
  • Brown Swiss
  • Jersey
  • Milking Shorthorn
  • Guernsey
  • Ayrshire

3
Holstein
  • Color
  • Black and white or Red and white markings clearly
    defined
  • Size
  • Mature cow would weight a minimum of 1500 lbs
  • Characteristics
  • Rugged, feminine qualities with size and vigor

4
Holstien cont.
  • http//www.gsdp.net/holstein.htm

5
Brown Swiss
  • Color
  • Solid brown varying from very light to dark
  • Hooves, switch and tongue are black
  • Size
  • A mature cow would weight 1500 lbs

6
Brown Swiss Cont.
  • Characteristics
  • Strong and vigorous, but not coarse
  • Size and ruggedness desired

7
Brown Swiss cont.
  • http//www.gsdp.net/swiss.htm

8
Jersey
  • Color
  • Shade of fawn with white markings
  • Tongue and switch may be either black or white
  • Size
  • A mature cow should weight about 900 lbs
  • Characteristics
  • Sharpness and strength indicating productive
    efficiency

9
Jersey cont.
  • http//www.gsdp.net/jersey.htm

10
Milking Shorthorn
  • Color
  • Red or white or any combination
  • Size
  • A mature cow should weight 1400 lbs
  • Characteristics
  • Strong and vigorous but not coarse

11
Milking Shorthorn cont.
  • http//www.gsdp.net/shorthorn.htm

12
Guernsey
  • Color
  • A shade of fawn with white markings clearly
    defined
  • Size
  • A mature cow should weight at least 1150 lbs
  • Characteristics
  • Size and strength with quality and character
    desired

13
Guernsey cont.
  • http//www.gsdp.net/guernsey.htm

14
Ayrshire
  • Color
  • Light to deep cherry red, mahogany, brown, or a
    combination of any of these colors and white
  • Size
  • A mature cow should weight at least 1200 lbs

15
Ayrshire cont.
  • Characteristics
  • Strong and robust
  • Symmetry, style and balance throughout

16
Ayrshire cont.
  • http//www.gsdp.net/ayrshire.htm

17
Summary
  • There are 6 Dairy Cattle breeds
  • Holstein
  • Brown Swiss
  • Jersey
  • Milking Shorthorn
  • Guernsey
  • Ayrshire
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