CATTLE
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HALLIKAR
HARIANA
HARTÓN
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HEREFORD
HERENS
HIGHLAND
HINTERWALD
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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

ICELANDIC

Also Known By: Icelandic cattle, Íslenska kýrin (Iceland)


Icelandic

The Icelandic cattle are found on the island of Iceland in the North Atlantic Ocean. They originated from cattle brought from Norway during the settlement of Iceland in the 10th century.

It´s a dual-purpose breed and a very small one, total Icelandic cattle stock counts only 75,000 including 30,000 lactating cows.

The breed is usually polled and especially colourful with about 6 basic colours and more than 100 colours schemes.

The most common colours are red or red pied, brindle, brown and black or black pied. Icelandic cows average 430 kg while bulls average 600 kg. The breed is usually polled.

Cows are selected for milking potential with emphasis on protein percentage or yield in the milk.

The bulls are selected firstly by their pedigree and secondly on the basis of performance of  their daughters (progeny test). In 1997, cows yielded an average of 4,235 kg of milk containing 4,00% fat and 3,33% protein during lactation.
 

Reference:

Gudmundur Jóhannesson, Iceland

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

Photographs:
Gudmundur Jóhannesson, Iceland

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BREEDS
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KERRY
KHERIGARH
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KRISHNA VALLEY
KURDI
KURI
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LIMOUSIN
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LITHUANIAN RED
LOHANI
LOURDAIS
LUING
MAINE ANJOU
MALVI
MANDALONG
MARCHIGIANA
MASAI
MASHONA
MEUSE-RHINE-YSSEL
MEWATI
MILKING DEVON
MILKING SHORTHORN
MIRANDESA
MODICANA
MONGOLIAN
MONTBÉLIARD
MORUCHA
MURBODEN
MURRAY GREY