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Identify these cattle breeds from the 70s?

  • 17-08-2022 10:13am
    Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭

    Can anyone help me ID the breeds? Is the top shorthorn?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,327 ✭✭✭✭patsy_mccabe

    In Ireland pure bred cattle are a minority. Even more so in the past. In the top pic, the animal with the head up would be called a "whitehead" or Hereford. It is most likely a cross breed with the sire or daddy being Hereford but the Dam or mother being a cross bred too.

    Lower pic look like Angus but probably cross bred too

    'To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail'

  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭Coralcoras

    Thank you so much. I wanted to id for a heritage site showing old photos from the past so this is super helpful! I dont have a good eye for cattle breeds as i grew up surrounded by sheep!