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Breeds of Livestock - Blanca Cacereña/White Cáceres Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Blanca Cacereña/White Cáceres Cattle

Blanca Cacereña/White Cáceres

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Also Known As: White Cáceres, Blanca guadianese

The White Cáceres was developed in the region surrounding Extremadura in Spain and used primarily for meat production. They are one of the lyre horned breeds and are nearly extinct. In an effort to preserve this breed the Ministry of Agriculture selected a herd consisting of 30 cows and 2 bulls which is maintained at the artificial insemination center in Badajoz.

The females average 134 cm in height and weigh approximately 450 kg. The males are slightly larger at 140 cm in height and 670 kg.

Reference:

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

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

Photographs:
Alfonso Rodriguez, Spain

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