Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Kerry

Contributor(s): CABI, Vetstream Ltd, Mo Kemp

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Biological Data

Normal

Weight

  • Cows weigh 410–450 kg liveweight.
  • Bulls similarly have increased in weight from up to 550 kg in the 1960s and 1970s to ca. 550–650 kg.
  • Weight is determined largely by the conditions under which the animals are kept.

Colors and distuingishing features

  • Kerry cattle are small and fine-boned.
  • The conformation is typically dairy, being lean and angular.
  • They are black, but may have a little white on the udder or immediately in front of scrotum.
  • The head is fine, with slender horns which have a graceful upward curve.

Breed History and Information

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Societies

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