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Breeds of Livestock - Andalusian Black Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Andalusian Black Cattle

Andalusian Black

Also known by: Negra andaluza, Negra campiñesa, Negra de las Campiñas andaluzas

This breed is similar to the Black Iberian cattle.  The Andalusian Black is found in western Andalucía in Spain.  They are typically black or black-brown in coloration.

The Andalusian Black is an old work breed which was brought from Castilla to its current location.  It can still be found in isolated herds in the regions around Sevilla, Cordoba, Cadiz and Huelva.  Females average 135 cm in height and 400 kg in weight.  Bulls stand 140 cm and weigh 750 kg.

Reference:
Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

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