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Breeds of Livestock - Galician Blond Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Galician Blond Cattle

Galician Blond

Also Known As: Rubia gallega

The Galician Blond are of the North Spanish type and are used primarily for meat production. Their normal coloration is cream to golden red. Originating in northwestern Spain, the original type, which was found in Monteroso and Carballino, is almost extinct. Simmental, Swiss Brown and South Devon have been used at different times to improve the breed during the 1900s.

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Reference:

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

Photographs:

Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Ganado Vacuno Selecto de Raza Rubia Gallega (ACRUGA ), España.

Professor Ricardo Rodríguez Iglesias, Departamento de Agronomía, Universidad Nacional del Sur, 8000 – Bahía Blanca, Argentina

 


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