CATTLE BREEDS OF THE WORLD

A list of cattle breeds, varieties, moocows, and crosses that are found around the world.
This 950+ name list contains no synonyms, bantengs, or moose.
Compiled by John Pukite. Additions, corrections, comments can be sent to info@embryoplus.com.

INDEX

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]
SOUTH AFRICAN INDIGENOUS BREEDS

AAA

 

BBB

CCC

DDD

 

EEE

FFF

  • Faeroes
  • Fellata
  • Ferrandais
  • Fighting Bull
  • Finnish
  • Finnish Ayrshire
  • Fjall
  • Flemish
  • Flemish Red
  • Florida Cracker/ Scrub
  • Fogera
  • Fort Cross
  • Franqueiro
  • Frati
  • French Brown
  • French Friesian
  • Friesland
  • Frijolillo
  • FRS

GGG

HHH

III

 

 

JJJ

  • Jamaica Black
  • Jamica Brahman
  • Jamica Hope
  • Jamica Red
  • Japanese Black
  • Japanese Brown
  • Japanese Native
  • Japanese Poll
  • Japanese Shorthorn
  • Jarmelista
  • Jaulan
  • Javanese
  • Javanese Ongole
  • Javanese Zebu
  • Jellicut
  • Jem-Jem Zebu
  • Jenubi
  • Jerdi
  • Jersey
  • Jersian
  • Jersind
  • Jiddu
  • Jijjiga Zebu
  • Jinnan
  • Jochberg
  • Jotko

KKK

  • Kabota
  • Kabyle
  • Kachcha Siri
  • Kalakheri
  • Kalmyk
  • Kamasia
  • Kamba
  • Kamdhino
  • Kandahari
  • Kanem
  • Kangayam
  • Kaningan
  • Kankrej
  • Kaokoveld
  • Kappiliyan
  • Kapsiki
  • Karamajong
  • Karan Fries
  • Karan Swiss
  • Kashivi
  • Katerini
  • Kavirondo
  • Kazkh
  • Kazkh Whitehead
  • Kedah-Kelantan
  • Kenana
  • Kenkatha
  • Kenran
  • Kenya Boran
  • Kenya Zebu
  • Kerry
  • Keteku
  • Khamala
  • Kherigarh
  • Khevsurian
  • Khillari
  • Kholmogory
  • Khurasani
  • Kigezi
  • Kikuyu
  • Kilara
  • Kilis
  • Kinniya
  • Kisantu
  • Kochi
  • Kolubara
  • Konari
  • Korean Native
  • Kostroma
  • Kravarsky
  • Krishnagiri
  • Krishina Valley
  • Kuchinoshima
  • Kumamoto
  • Kumauni
  • Kurdi
  • Kurgan
  • Kuri
  • Kyoga

LLL

  • Ladakhi
  • Lagune
  • Lakenvelder
  • Las Bela
  • Latuka
  • Latvian Blue
  • Latvian Brown
  • La Velasquez
  • Lavinia
  • Lebanese
  • Lebedin
  • Lesser Caucasus
  • Liberian Dwarf
  • Libyan
  • Lim
  • Limiana
  • Limousin
  • Limpurger
  • Lincoln Red
  • Lithuanian Red
  • Llanero
  • Lobi
  • Local Indian Dairy
  • Lohani
  • Longhorn
  • Lourdais
  • Lowline
  • Lucanian
  • Lucerna
  • Lugware
  • Luing
  • Luxi

MMM

  • Macedonian Blue
  • Madagascar Zebu
  • Madaripur
  • Madura
  • Magal
  • Maine-Anjou
  • Makaweli
  • Malawi Zebu
  • Malnad Gidda
  • Malselv
  • Maltese cow
  • Malvi
  • Mampati
  • Manapari
  • Mandalong Special
  • Mangwato
  • Mantiqueira
  • Marchigiana
  • Maremmana
  • Marianas
  • Marinhoa
  • Maronesa
  • Maryuti
  • Masai
  • Mashona
  • Matabele
  • Maure
  • Mauritius Creole
  • Mazandarani
  • Mazury
  • Meknes Black Pied
  • Menufi
  • Merauke
  • Mere
  • Mertolenga
  • Messaoria
  • Metohija Red
  • Meuse-Rhine-Yssel
  • Mewati
  • Mezzalina
  • Mhaswald
  • Milking Devon
  • Milking Shorthorn
  • Mingrelian Red
  • Minhota
  • Miniature Hereford
  • Miniature Zebu
  • Minocran
  • Mirandesa
  • Mishima
  • Modenese
  • Modicana
  • Moi
  • Monchina
  • Mongalla
  • Mongolian
  • Montafon
  • Montbeliard
  • Morang
  • Morenas del Noroeste
  • Morucha
  • Mottled Hill
  • Mozambique Angoni
  • Mpwapwa
  • Munshigunj
  • Murcian
  • Murgese
  • Murle
  • Murnau-Werdenfels
  • Murray Grey
  • Muris
  • Muturu

NNN

  • Nagori
  • Nakali
  • Nama
  • Nandi
  • Nantais
  • Nanyang
  • Ndagu
  • N'Dama
  • N'Dama Sanga
  • Nejdi
  • Nelore
  • Nepalese Hill
  • N'Gabou
  • Nganda
  • N'Gaoundere
  • Nguni
  • Nilotic
  • Nimari
  • Nkedi
  • Nkone
  • Normande
  • Normanzu
  • North Bangladesh
  • North Finnish
  • North Malawi Zebu
  • North Somali
  • Norwegian Red
  • Nuba Mountain
  • Nuer
  • Nuras
  • Nyoro

 

OOO

  • Okayama
  • Ongole
  • Oran
  • Orapa
  • Oulmes Blond
  • Ovambo

PPP

  • Pabna
  • Pajuna
  • Palmera
  • Pakota Red
  • Pantaneiro
  • Pantelleria
  • Paphos
  • Parthenias
  • Pechora
  • Pee Wee
  • Peloponnesus
  • Perijanero
  • Pester
  • Philippine Native
  • Piedmont
  • Pie Rouge de l'Est
  • Pie Rouge des Plaines
  • Pinzgauer
  • Pinzhou
  • Pisana
  • Pitangueiras
  • Polish Black-and-White Lowland
  • Polish Red-and-White Lowland
  • Polish Simmental
  • Polled Charolais
  • Polled Gir
  • Polled Guzera
  • Polled Hereford
  • Polled Jersey
  • Polled Lincoln Red
  • Polled Nelore
  • Polled Shorthorn (US)
  • Polled Simmental
  • Polled Sussex
  • Polled Welsh Black
  • Polled Zebu
  • Poll Friesian
  • Poll Hereford
  • Poll Shorthorn (Aussie)
  • Pontremolese
  • Ponwar
  • Porto Amboim
  • Posavina
  • Preti
  • Prewakwa
  • Puerto Rican
  • Pul-Mbor
  • Punganur
  • Purnea
  • Pyrenean

QQQ

  • Qinchuan
  • Quasah

RRR

  • Ramgarhi
  • Ramo Grande
  • Rana
  • Randall Lineback
  • Ranger
  • Rath
  • Raya-Azebo
  • Red and White Friesian
  • Red and White Holstein
  • Red Angus
  • Red Belted Galloway
  • Red Bororo
  • Red Brangus
  • Red Chianina
  • Red Desert
  • Red Galloway
  • Red Kandhari
  • Red Poll
  • Red Sindhi
  • Red Steppe
  • Reggiana
  • Regus
  • Rendena
  • Renitelo
  • Retinta
  • Rhaetian Grey
  • Rio Limon Dairy Criollo
  • Riopardense
  • Rodopi
  • Rojhan
  • Romagnola
  • Roman
  • Romana Red
  • Romanian Brown
  • Romanian Red
  • Romanian Simmental
  • Romanian Steppe
  • Romosinuano
  • Russian Black Pied
  • Russian Brown
  • Russian Simmental
  • Rustaqi
  • RX3

SSS

  • Sabre
  • Sahford
  • Sahiwal
  • Saidi
  • Salers
  • Salorn
  • Sanganer
  • Sanhe
  • San Martinero
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Gertrudis
  • Sarabi
  • Sardinian
  • Sardinian Brown
  • Sardo-Modicana
  • Savinja Grey
  • Sayaguesa
  • Schwyz-Zeboid
  • Seferihisar
  • Senepol
  • Sengologa
  • Serbo-Cro Pied
  • Serbo-Cro Pinzau
  • Serere
  • Seshaga
  • Shahabadi
  • Shakhansurri
  • Shandong
  • Sharabi
  • Sheko
  • Shendi
  • Shetland
  • Shimane
  • Shkodra
  • Shuwa
  • Siberian Black Pied
  • Siberian White
  • Siboney
  • Simbrah
  • Simford (Australia)
  • Simford (Israel)
  • Simmalo
  • Simmental
  • Sinhala
  • Siri
  • Sistani
  • Slovakian Pied
  • Slovakian Pinzgau
  • Slovenian Brown
  • Slovenian Podolian
  • Small East African Zebu
  • Socotra
  • Sokoto Gudali
  • Somali
  • Somba
  • Sonkheri
  • Son Valley
  • South African Brown Swiss
  • South Anatolian Red
  • South China Zebu
  • South Devon
  • Southern Tswana
  • Southern Ukrainian
  • South Malawi Zebu
  • Spanish Brown
  • Spreca
  • Sudanese Fulani
  • Suia
  • Suisbu
  • Suk
  • Suksun
  • Sunkuma
  • Sunandini
  • Sussex
  • Swedish Ayrshire
  • Swedish Friesian
  • Swedish Jersey
  • Swedish Mountain
  • Swedish Polled
  • Swedish Red-and-White
  • Swiss Black Pied
  • Swiss Brown
  • Sychevka
  • Sykia

 

 

TTT

  • Tabapua
  • Tagil
  • Taino
  • Taiwan Zebu
  • Tajma
  • Tamankaduwa
  • Tambov Red
  • Tanzanian Zebu
  • Tarai
  • Tarentaise
  • Tarina
  • Taylor
  • Telemark
  • Texas Longhorn
  • Thai
  • Thailand Fighting cow
  • Thanh-Hoa
  • Thari
  • Thatparkar
  • Thessaly
  • Thibar
  • Thillari
  • Tibetan
  • Tinima
  • Tinos
  • Tonga
  • Toposa
  • Toro
  • Toronke
  • Tottori
  • Toubou
  • Toupouri
  • Transylvanian Pinzgua
  • Tropical
  • Tropical Dairy Cattle
  • Tropicana
  • TSSHZ-1
  • Tawana
  • Tudanca
  • Tuli
  • Tuni
  • Turino
  • Tukana
  • Turkish Brown
  • Turkish Grey Steppe
  • Turkmen
  • Tux-Zillertal
  • Tuy-Hoa
  • Tyrol Grey

UUU

  • Uganda Zebu
  • Ujumqin
  • Ukrainian Grey
  • Ukrainian Whiteheaded
  • Umblachery
  • Ural Black Pied

VVV

  • Valdres
  • Vale and Vaalbonte
  • Vaynol
  • Vendee Marsh
  • Venezuela Criollo
  • Venezuelan Zebu
  • Verinesa
  • Vianesa
  • Victoria
  • Vietnamese
  • Villard-de-Lans
  • Vogelsberg
  • Volnsk
  • Voderwald
  • Vosges

WWW

  • Wakwa
  • Watusi (USA)
  • Welsh Black
  • Wenshan
  • West African Dwarf Shorthorn
  • West African Shorthorn
  • West Finnish
  • West Macedonian
  • Whitebred Shorthorn
  • White Caceres
  • White Fulani
  • White Galloway
  • White Nile
  • White Park
  • White Sange
  • White Welsh
  • Witrik
  • Wodabe
  • Wokalup

 

XXX

  • Xinjiang
  • Xuwen

YYY

  • Yacumeno
  • Yakut
  • Yanbian
  • Yaroslavl
  • Yellow Franconian
  • Yemeni Zebu
  • Yunnan Zebu
  • Yurino

ZZZ

  • Zambia Angoni
  • Zanzibar Zebu
  • Zaobei
  • Zavot
  • Znamensk

 

 

OUR JOURNEY

Embryo Plusstarted as a family practise by husband and wife in 1980. Embryo Plushad to lead the way in the then unknown embryo industry. Since then they stayed in touch with the new technologies available in commercial embryo transfer in the world. Embryo Plusgrew enormously in staff and facilities to stay ahead in the growing embryo and semen industry in South Africa.


Embryo Plusfacilitate three veterinarians. The MD of Embryo Plusis also chairman of both the official bodies for the past three years (since their origination) i.e. SAVSEG (South African Veterinary Semen and Embryo Group) and SASEG (SA Semen and Embryo Group).

We employ well trained staff with qualifications ranging from degrees in veterinary science, mathematics and diplomas in veterinary nursing, veterinary technology and agriculture. All further training necessary for embryo and semen work are done at Embryo Plus, Brits.

Embryo Plusoperates currently out of 6 registered quarantine centres (in terms of the Livestock Improvement Act) around the country. The main registered Embryo and A.I. centre is Embryo Plus, Brits near Onderstepoort, Faculty of Veterinary Science and 30 minutes from Johannesburg, which make logistics easy for travelling, movement of cattle and shipment of embryos and semen around the country and the world.

Embryo Plus, Eastern Cape, is located in the highest concentrated dairy area in the country and hence specializes in embryo work in dairy breeds i.e. Embryo collection and embryo sexing (again Embryo Plus was the first in South Africa). Embryo Plusspecializes in bovine embryo transfes and semen collection, but work in close collaboration with Ramsem at Bloemfontein, who specializes in A.I. and embryo transfers in sheep and goats.

Embryo Plus specializes in bovine embryo transfers and semen collection. Since Brits is located in the South African bushveld where the indigenous breeds of South Africa occurs, we were the first and have done 90% of all embryo exports of these breeds: Afrikaner, Bonsmara, Nguni and Tuli embryos to Canada and Argentina.

Embryo Plus works in close collaboration with Ramsem at Bloemfontein, who specializes in A.I. and embryo transfers in sheep and goats. We were associated in exporting Dorper, Merino, Angora and Boergoat embryos to countries like Canada, Germany and Australia.

  • Embryo collection, transfer and freezing
  • Embryo splitting and sexing
  • Inner cell mass transfers
  • Embryo exports and imports
  • Semen collection and freezing
  • Semen exports and imports
  • Approved team leaders


Courses are given to veterinarians in embryo transfers at the centre in Brits, with ongoing back-up for supplies, knowledge and help if necessary. All laboratory technicians used by Embryo Plus are trained in the centre at Brits.


Embryo Plus is a member of the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) and frequently works in association with numerous embryo centres throughout the world. The high quality of work has proven itself in the international arena.

Therefore Embryo Pluscan arrange and support all back-up necessary for imports and exports of embryos, semen and cattle. Ongoing negotiations for protocols will soon open many parts of the world for further exports of South African genetics.

We are also associated in many projects in Africa for export and import like Boran embryos which we flushed in a quarantine centre in Kenya to establish the first Boran herds ever in South Africa.

We are in contact with all the superior genetics in the country and as we have a registered quarantine centre in every area of the country it will make transport arrangements very easy. Embryos can be supplied by all breeds on request. The following breeds are present in the country and embryos are immediately available as follows:

BEEF
Embryos for
local use
Embryos ready
for export
(Canadian
protocol)
Yes
Yes
Aberdeen Angus
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Brown Swiss
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
-
-
-
Limousin
Yes
Yes
Pinzgauer
Yes
-
Red Poll
-
-
Romagnola
Yes
Yes
-
-
Shorthorn
-
-
Simbra
-
-
Simmental
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
DAIRY
Ayrshire
Yes
Yes
Dairy Shorthorn
-
-
Dairy Swiss
-
-
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Since Brits is located in the South African bushveld where the indigenous breeds of South Africa occurs, we were the first and have done 90% of all embryo exports of these breeds: Afrikander, Bonsmara, Nguni and Tuli. We also do embryo projects in Africa like importing Boran embryos from East Africa.


Staying in Africa, the passion for our wildlife prompted us in doing valuable research work on preserving our wildlife.

In the mid 1980's Embryo Pluswas the first ever to do embryo flushings on superovulated African Buffalo. Viable embryos were recovered and transferred in Simmental cattle, where pregnancies were created. Because of the success of inner cell mass transfer in sheep and goats, we are pursuing this technique in buffalo and cattle.

We are working with game ranches and breeding systems and using the technologies currently available might create a breakthrough in different species.

Other research we are currently doing is flushing Roan Antelope and transferring the embryos to Sable Antelope in order to create more of the rarer Roan Antelope. We are also collecting and freezing semen of numerous antelope species for A.I. Programs.

Embryo Plusis also involved in the rest of the livestock industry and worked with the exports of ostriches to Hong Kong and China.

Please contact Drs Ronnie & Morné de la Rey at the following contact numbers:

 

EMBRYO PLUS
Tel. (+27) - 12 - 250 2359
Fax. (+27) - 12 - 250 2299

PO Box 2644
Brits
0250

Dr. Morné de la Rey
Mobile +27 - (0)82 - 553 1260

Dr. Ronnie de la Rey
Mobile +27 - (0)82 - 551 5090

Dr. Robert Treadwell
Mobile +27 - (0)83 - 651 0188

E-mail: info@embryoplus.com