Cow breeds: From dairy to beef

There are many different breeds of cattle to choose from and the right breed for you and will depend upon many factors such as space, needs and more.

You have dairy cow breeds that will give you more milk than you ever know what to do with and can supply your whole extended family.

Then there are the beef breeds, these are generally bigger cows that grow at a faster rate and produce some of the finest meet you’ll ever taste.

In between are the hybrid breeds which have a high milk yield and also produce high-quality beef, these are the ones that most back garden farmers prefer.

Click on any of the breed profiles below to get a better understanding of the breed and whether it might be the one for you!

Cow Breeds

Hereford

Charolais

Simmental

What is the best diet to feed your cows to ensure they get the right nutrition and grow quickly? You can see in our definitive feeding article here!

Holstein-Freisian

Dexter

Jersey

Zebu

It’s important to look after your herd’s health so check out this article about common cattle health problems and treatments!

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