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Breeds of Livestock - Costeño con Cuernos Cattle

Costeño con Cuernos


Also Known As: Andaluz, CCC, Cornigero de la costa, Sinuano de cuernos

The Costeño con Cuernos are of the Criollo type and were developed from Spanish cattle brought to America in the 16th century. This breed is typically utilized as a draft animal and milk production. They are usually red or orange, sometimes chestnut, with lyre shaped horns.

They were selected for milk production due to their udder conformation and increased milk yield in comparison to the other indigenous breeds of South America of larger size.

Cows weight approximately 500 kg at maturity and bulls 700 to 750 kg. The Romosinuano breed of northern Columbia was developed from this breed.


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.

Baez, Giovanni M., Francisco de Paula Santander University, Cúcuta, NS, Colombia


R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University



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