German black pied cattle


German black pied cattle (Bos primigenius taurus)

Robust cattle from the North

The (German) black pied cattle was originally bred in the lowland of Northern Germany, the Netherland, and Denmark. It was utilized for both meat and milk. With around 5000 kg of milk per year, the milk production is less than in specialized dairy breeds. However, the black pied cattle is more muscular and therefore also used for meat.

The black pied cattle is long-lived, robust, and fertile. The breed is considered endangered.

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Category: Mammal

Stem type: Aurochs 10,000 years ago

Weight: ♂ 1000-1500 kg; ♀ 500-650 kg

gestation period: 9 month

feed: Grass, hay, silage, beets, cereals

Power: Milk output of 5000 kg; suitable as dual-use cattle (milk - meat) for suckler and nurse cattle for grassland locations in the lowlands.

Danger: endangered