Shorthorn

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Shorthorn

a breed of red, red-roan, white, red and white, roan and white dual-purpose cattle. Polled varieties exist. Also Dairy Shorthorn, Australian Illawarra Shorthorn, Beef Shorthorn, Milking Shorthorn.
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Shorthorn dual-purpose cow.By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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The Shorthorn Society's annual show and sale saw a lively trade for females but bulls were more difficult to place, with the bulk of demand now seen in the spring sales.
The Shorthorn was initially brought to the United States in the late 1700s, and remained predominantly in the Ohio and Kentucky area until the late 1800s when the breed's popularity spread throughout the rest of the country.
Another Dairy Shorthorn merited an honourable mention, and Kayleigh Coole, showing on behalf of the family, was third in the young handlers class.
Kerry: There are also some rare breeds that can be used as dairy animals, including the Kerry cattle-descendants of the Celtic Shorthorn that was brought to Ireland as early as 2,000 B.
Shorthorns have been successfully crossbred with many other dairy and beef cattle breeds.
His family owns and operates Pearson's Elmhurst Dairy in Millbury, where the milk from 65 Holsteins and milking shorthorns is processed into milk and ice cream.
Bullocks per head (804) - Aberdeen Angus PS1800, PS1360 Sunnycroft, PS1360 Earlside, PS1350 Stobswood, PS1340 Craigsford Mains, PS13330 Wester Middleton, PS1310 Earlside, PS1300 Currie Inn, Wedderlie, Shorthorn PS1280 Wester Middleton, PS1195, PS1160, PS1130, PS1055 Bow, PS1145 Stagehall, PS1050 Muircleugh, Lincolnshire Red PS1240, PS1030 Ecclaw, Belgium Blue PS1180 Shoestanes, Charolais PS1060 Reidhaven Estate, Simmental PS1000, PS910 Upper Chatto, PS970 Berryfell, Hereford PS960 New Blainslie Bullocks per kilo - Aberdeen Angus 423.
Three beef shorthorn are now settled into their new home at Stirley Community Farm, in Newsome, below Castle Hill.
Gareth was glad they had kept some shorthorns because they were less greedy than the Friesians and were happier with feed.
While I do not know what would happen (we do not have mountain lions in this area--thankfully), I can state that the Milking Shorthorns are large animals (one of my girls weighed 1,800 lbs).
BEEF Shorthorn cattle will be back at the Royal Welsh Centenary Show after an absence of 30 years and two new breeds will be seen in the pig lines.
The Davies family Shorthorns have been prolific in the show ring for many years and nearly half of the herd are prize-winners.