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Breeds of Livestock - Irish Moiled Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Irish Moiled Cattle

Irish Moiled

irishmoiled-web-1.jpgAlso known by: Irish Polled

This breed is usually red or roan colorsided.  It was formerly also found as grey, dun, black and white.  The Irish Moiled is developed in northwestern Ireland and is used for both meat and milk production.

Some sources credit establish their ancestory with the cattle brought with the Vikings. in the 8th and 9th century.

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:
Alan Cheese, UK

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