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Breeds of Livestock - German Red Pied Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - German Red Pied Cattle

German Red Pied

Also known by: Deutshe Rotbunte (German), Rotbuntes Niederungsvieh (German)

Development of the German Red Pied occurred simultaneously in several regions of Germany during the 1800's.  In 1934 Meuse-Rhine-Yssel blood was introduced and the regional German Red Pied herdbooks were combined.  Since that time the breed has slowly expanded until it was the third most number breed in the late 1970s.

These cattle are similar to, but somewhat sturdier than, Dutch Red-Pied.  Predominately red animals are preferred.  The cows average 135 cm in height and weigh 700 kg.  Bulls are 145 cm and average 1,000 kg in weight.

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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