Story: Beef farming

Modern beef Shorthorns (1st of 2)

Modern beef Shorthorns

The Shorthorn breed has been specialised into beef and milking types by selective breeding for different traits. These beef Shorthorns display most of the range of coat colours found in the old Durham cattle, from which they are descended.

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Robert Peden, 'Beef farming - Main beef cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17327/modern-beef-shorthorns (accessed 1 April 2020)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008