Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Polish Red Cattle  (Read 458 times)

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Polish Red Cattle
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:32:55 pm »
I just wanted you guys to see that beautiful old breed of cow from Poland. It was nearly wiped out because of government policy of crossing all cows with friesian holstein bulls.
It was saved by stubborn Highlander and monks who kept the biggest herd on their monastery farm (as they do until today).

The breeds weight is 300-400kg and average milk yield is 2700-4000kg.

In 1930s 25% of all cattle in Poland were Polish red! A large proportion was Polish white backed - another lovely breed.

Just look at her:


Photo has been take from a website of a Polish organisation similar to the British Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 09:38:27 pm by macgro7 »
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, geese rabbits and a little boy on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Polish Red Cattle
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 08:49:55 am »
More than like  :love: :love: :love: Similar story to our lovely Shetlands - except they were crossed to beef bulls. Estimated over 20,000 head at one point - now about 750.

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Polish Red Cattle
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 09:32:01 am »
More than like  :love: :love: :love: Similar story to our lovely Shetlands - except they were crossed to beef bulls. Estimated over 20,000 head at one point - now about 750.
These guys had 2,000,000 (yes, 2 million!) Registered in 1950s until early 1960s! 25% of all cattle in the country at that time!
They are similar to shetlands in their size and body type I think.

Today it's difficult to find actual pure breed examples. Most have been crossed with either swedish red or holstein...
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, geese rabbits and a little boy on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

 

cattle

Started by chris123

Replies: 10
Views: 5874
Last post June 05, 2009, 09:02:10 am
by dexterlady
Cattle

Started by truckspace.co.uk

Replies: 9
Views: 3594
Last post October 13, 2012, 09:15:50 pm
by princesspiggy
New use for cattle

Started by Factotum

Replies: 2
Views: 1912
Last post October 15, 2013, 08:29:12 pm
by zarzar
Considering Cattle

Started by bplegs

Replies: 15
Views: 5591
Last post May 28, 2014, 07:22:23 am
by waterbuffalofarmer
highland cattle

Started by The Chicken Lady

Replies: 25
Views: 32118
Last post October 28, 2008, 04:32:12 pm
by The Chicken Lady

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2020. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS