This is a milking or dairy Shorthorn cow, bred for milk production. Strawberry roan (pictured) and plain bronze-red are typical coat colours. Although they were popular in the late 19th century, milking Shorthorns are just a small minority of New Zealand's dairy herd in the 2000s.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Milking Shorthorn Association
Photograph by Mark McDonald
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