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Breeds of Livestock - Swedish Red-and-White Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Swedish Red-and-White Cattle

Swedish Red-and-White

swedishredandwhite-web-1.jpgAlso Known By: Svensk Röd och Vit Boskap, SRB, Swedish Red Spotted

The Swedish Red-and-White is the most common dairy breed found in Sweden. It is red with small white markings. The breed originated from Red Pied Swedish and Swedish Ayrshire. The cows weigh around 550 kg, and they give about 7500 kg milk in one year. The SRB is a resilient breed of cattle and they are also used for meat production.

Reference:

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

Anette Eriksson, Luleå, Sweden

Photographs:

Anette Eriksson, Luleå, Sweden


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added Friday, March 10, 2000, updated February 11, 2003

 

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