Milking Shorthorn

The Milking Sorthorn was developed in Northeatern England in the Valley of the Tees River.  They were first introduced to the U.S. in 1783.  The breed was brought to its present high standard of perfection by selected animals that were best suited to meet the demands of practical farmers.  One line of the breed was noted for their style and good milking qualities and the other line was noted for being thicker, blockier and meatier.  The Milking Shorthorn is not a separate or distinct breed but rather a segment of the Shorthorn breed.  They are red, red and white, white or roan in color.  the are the most versatile of all breeds.  They are docile cattle that efficiently produce larger volumes of nutritious milk each lactation and are large enough to have a high salvage value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 1999-2001
New Bolton Center Field Service Department
Students:  Keith Javic - Class of 2003, C. Nikki Conroy - Class of 2003