Story: Beef farming

Dairy Shorthorn (2nd of 2)

Dairy Shorthorn

This is a milking or dairy Shorthorn cow, bred for milk production. Strawberry roan (pictured) and plain bronze-red are typical coat colours. Although they were popular in the late 19th century, milking Shorthorns are just a small minority of New Zealand's dairy herd in the 2000s.

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Robert Peden, 'Beef farming - Main beef cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008