It's time to make your mooove! Cozy up to these remarkable breeds of cattle while you find out some awesome facts about each one.
It is truly amazing to know that the wide variety of cattle breeds which can be found around the world today can all be traced back to a single small herd domesticated 10,500 years ago in the region which is now Turkey. Selective breeding and adaptation of herds to their particular environment have given rise to many distinctive-looking cattle breeds numbering around 1.5 billion heads of cattle, worldwide.
Cattle breeders around the world have refined different breeds for their dairy or beef production, as well as for their strength as draft animals. A trained eye will likely be able to tell them apart, but do you think you could name the specific breed of each one? Start beefing up on your cattle knowledge with this quiz!
There are some easy-to-recognize breeds thanks to the coloring of their coats, size of their horns or their pronounced hump and neck folds. That breed from the southern US with its expansive horns springs to mind. So, too, do those two European breeds with a band of white around the middle. Can you name the ones we're hinting at? Better graze into the quiz and see if you are right!
Cattle enthusiasts will probably make minced meat of this quiz but how will you do? Grab the bull by the horns and let's find out!