Dairy Shorthorn Cattle


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    Dairy Shorthorn Cattle

    The Shorthorn breed of cattle has evolved over the last two centuries, from Teeswater and Durham cattle found originally in the North East of England in the Tees river valley and Durham. In the late 18th Century two brothers, Charles and Robert Colling started to improve these Durham cattle using line breeding techniques established so successfully by Robert Bakewell on Longhorn cattle. In 1783 Charles Colling found four particular cows recorded as Duchess, Cherry, Strawberry, and Old Favourite among others, and at the same time his brother Robert had noticed the superiority of calves in the local market bred from a bull known as Hubback, which he subsequently bought for £8.

    It was a combination of these bloodlines, which led to the birth of the bull Comet bred by Charles Colling in 1804, and later sold at the Ketton sale in 1810 for 1,000gns. This was the first 1,000 guinea bull ever recorded, but the wisdom of this bid was later to be justified by his progeny and he has since become a legend in cattle breeding.

    The breed was used in the early part of the 20th Century, primarily as a dual purpose breed, but specialisation for beef and milk led to the beef breeders starting their own section of the herd book in 1958.

    The dairy breeders sought to improve the dairy aspect of their animals, and a blending scheme to introduce outside blood from other breeds was introduced in 1970. Some breeders did not wish to participate in this scheme, and so there is now quite a diversity of type within the Shorthorn breed. This diversity of type means that the Shorthorn can be used in a variety of different systems. In Ireland, the majority of Shorthorns are used for their suckler/beef capabilities, whereas in the UK the milking qualities of the breed have been developed.

    The importance of the Shorthorn breed in the development of other cattle breeds is enormous, and Shorthorn genetics have been used worldwide in the development of over 40 different breeds. The breed has a very long and distinguished history, and developments on both the beef and dairy sides have ensured that the breed also has a very bright future.

    The Dairy Shorthorn is also called the Milking Shorthorn in the USA and Canada.

    Hereford cow
    Product Type: Livestock

    Style: Alive

    Type: Cattle

    Certification: ALL

    Weight (kg): 720 – 875 Place of Origin: USA
    Brand Name: Dairy Shorthorn 

    Model Number: D7HP21NM

    Supply Ability: 85 Unit/Units per Day
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    Dairy Shorthorn Cattle for sale

    Product Type: Livestock Style:

    Alive Type: Cattle

    Certification: ALL Weight (kg): 720 – 875

    Place of Origin: USA

    Brand Name: Dairy Shorthorn Cattle

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    Cattle Type

    Bulls, Calves, Cow/Calf Pairs, Cows, Heifers


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