The Latvian Brown cattle are a breed of cattle raised for milk production. When Angeln cows were imported for improving the noncows the breed began to be formed.
Latvian Brown cattle Breed information
The Latvian Brown cattle is large sized creature. Their colour range from light-red to dark-red. Head and legs of these Latvian cattle are darker.
They have a solid constitution. Their head is generally small, mild and long. Their skeleton is light, chest is heavy and body is extended.
Their udder is generally well designed and rump elevated. Both bulls and cows usually have little sized curved horns.
The live weight of the bulls is 750-850 kg, moving around 1000 kg. And the cow’s weight about 520-560 kg.
Latvian Brown cattle benefits
Latvian Brown cattle is a dairy cattle breed. It is largely utilized for milk production.
The Latvian Brown cows is a good dairy cows breed. Milk production of the Latvian Brown cows that are purebred is large.
Their normal daily production is still about 4537 liters per lactation, however, some cows create more. On average, their milk contain about 4.28 percentage of content.
The Latvian Brown cows breed started to be formed at the center of the last century. The spans had a higher milk yield but lower fat content.
Danish Red bulls were imported and utilized over the Angeln crosses and about the local cattle breeds at the conclusion of the 20th and early in the 21st century.
The long term breeding of the crosses with orderly selection for milk yield and fat content guaranteed the development of exceptionally milk productive cows.
The Brown cows were enrolled since 1885, and the herdbook was published in 1911. The breed has been given a name in 1947 — Red-Brown Latvian. And the numbers had attained more than one million.
Today the Brown cows is used for milk production.