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Breeds of Livestock - Damietta Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Damietta Cattle

Damietta

damietta-web-1.jpgAlso Known By: Domiatta, Domiatti, Domyati, Dumiati, Dumyati

The Damietta is found in the north eastern portion of the Nile delta and the Mediterranean coast. A variety of Egyptian, it is an important dairy animal for the region. The breed bears a strong resemblance to the Shami (Damascus) breed of Syria but has finer and more erect horns. Damietta are usually red but will occasionally have some white markings.

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.

Photographs:

R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University

 


Added December 17, 1996

 

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