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Common Cattle Breeds

Consumers may wish to be aware of the various breeds of livestock that are raised by local producers. Some of the more widely available breeds are listed below. For information on these breeds, visit to the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science which maintains comprehensive descriptions of livestock breeds.

Beef

  • Angus (Red & Black)
  • Hereford
  • Limousine
  • Charolais
  • Simmental
  • Highland
  • Galloway (Belted & Solid)
  • Shorthorn

Dairy

  • Holstein
  • Jersey
  • Ayrshire
  • Brown Swiss
  • Guernsey
  • Milking Shorthorn