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Breeds of Livestock - Jaulan Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Jaulan Cattle


Also known by: Bisre, Khamissi

Although showing similar marking to a Holstein or Friesan, the Jaulan is an unrelated breed found in many moutainolus areas of Syria.  Found both with short horns and polled, the Jaulan is the strongest and most muscular of the Oksh group.  The oxen are good work animals and the females have suffiecient milk yeilds for family use.  A mature female will weight between 300 and 400 kg.

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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