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Breeds of Livestock - Busa Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Busa Cattle


Also known by: Bosnian, Illyrian

Buša are a small native breed with numerous strains found throughout southern Yugoslavia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Serbia. A herdbook exists for this breed which, in 1984, represented about 20% of the cattle population of the country. The average cow stands 104 cm at the withers and weighs between 230 and 270 cm, while the average bull measures 115 cm at the withers and weighs between 340 and 430 kg. Color varies according to the regional strain. Buša from the Metohija region of Yugosalvia, for example, are red, while the Macedonian strain is blue-gray.

Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

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