Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - Caucasian Cattle
Also known by: Kavkazskaya, Transcaucasian
This breed is named for the northern part of the mountain range that separates Europe and Asia. Caucasian cattle are hardy mountain animals found from Georgia to Dagestan. They are probably related to the cattle of Asia Minor with which they share the characteristics of raised withers and a low back.
Pure Caucasian animals are black to gray-brown.
Reference:Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.Photographs:
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.Giorgi Khatiashvili, Milk Production Specialist, Scanagri Sweden AB, Integrated Dairy Project in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia