Pie Rouge des Plaines cattle breed (Lowland Red Pied Cattle) is a dairy cattle breed from France.
It was made by crossbreeding cattle with German and Meuse-Rhine-Issel Red cattle in 1966. The breed is bred in Brittany and Normandy, in the portion of France.
The Pie Rouge des Plaines cattle differ in the superficially similar Red Holstein.
Even the Red Holstein is an easy selection of Holstein cows that are red.
Pie Rouge des Plaines breed information
Pie Rouge des Plaines cows are moderate to large sized animals. These animals are often red-pied in coloration as its name suggests.
They have low horns and pale skin.
Typical height of the bulls is approximately 150 cm at the withers, and about 138 for its cows.
The bulls on average weight about 1000 kg. And bodyweight of these cows is approximately 700 kg.
Pie Rouge des Plaines benefits
Pie Rouge des Plaines cows are a dairy cattle breed. They are mostly useful for milk production.
Pie Rouge des Plaines cattle are good milk producers.
As well as also their milk is of quite great quality, containing approximately 4.13% fat and about 3.44 percent protein.
A cow on average can create approximately 6900 kg of milk each year. Sometimes these animals have been trapped with beef cattle breeds for producing calves.
Along with their meat quality can be larger than Holstein cows.
They are mostly located with a few in Normandy and departments, in Brittany.
There were about 25,000 breeding cows, even together with 4000 from the herdbook in 2001.