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HALLIKAR
HARIANA
HARTÓN
HAYS CONVERTER
HEREFORD
HERENS
HIGHLAND
HINTERWALD
HOLSTEIN
HOLANDO-ARGENTINO
HORRO
HUNGARIAN GREY
ICELANDIC
ILLAWARRA
INDO-BRAZILIAN
IRISH MOILED
ISRAELI HOLSTEIN
ISRAELI RED
ISTOBEN
JAMAICA BLACK
JAMAICA HOPE
JAMAICA RED
JAULAN
JERSEY
KANGAYAM
KANKREJ
KARAN FRIES
KASHIVI
KAZAKH
KENWARIYA

HERENS

Also Known By: Valais, Eringer (German)

The Herens is a small, triple purpose breed native to the Swiss Alps with a range as far as Chamonix, at the foot of Mt. Blanc, in France.


Numbers have decrease since World War II due to a decrease in farming done in the higher mountain regions.

The Herens was originally a sporting breed with herd leaders received special care and are trained for the cowfight in which animals push against each other, head to head, until one backs away, the loser.

Coats are dark red to brown, often with a lighter stripe down the back. The average female height is approximately 119 cm and weight from 450 to 500 kg; males are somewhat large with an approximate height of 122 cm and weighing from 600 to 650 kg. The average milk yield was estimated in 1975 at 2909 kg.

Reference:

Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.

Mason, I.L. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 1988

Photographs:

Pierre Bonard, Brûlées 54, CH - 1093 La Conversion (VD), Switzerland


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KERRY
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LUING
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