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Breeds of Livestock - Murboden Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Murboden Cattle

Murboden

The Murboden is a dairy and meat breed that is used as a draft animal. During the 1950's several Austrian mountain breeds were amalgamated to form the Murboden breed. In Austria, the Murboden has been absorbed by the Austrian Yellow cattle, but in Yugoslavia, where the breed is called the Pomurska, small herds still remain. Coats vary from yellowish to light red, with deeper red areas about the horns, eyes, and along the nose. Cows stand 130 to 140 cm and weigh from 700 to 800 kg; bulls are 140 and 150 cm and weigh 1,200 kg.

Status: Nearly extinct

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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