List of Cattle Breeds


Cattle are one of the most important sources of animal protein in the world. Beef (meat of cattle) is consumed in virtually all the countries in the world. There are numerous cattle breeds across the globe. There are beef cattle; dairy cattle; and dual-purpose cattle.

  • The beef cattle breeds are primarily for meat (beef) production.
  • The dairy cattle breeds are basically for milk production.
  • The dual-purpose breeds can be used for both beef and milk production. There are some cattle or cow breeds that can be raised for both beef and milk. They have body conformation for meat and milk.

There are also draft or draught cattle breeds, and these cattle are used basically as beasts of burden, used to pull farm tools like the plough, harrow, seed planter, etc. Bulls are mostly used for this and they are usually very strong.

List of popular cattle breeds across the world are presented in the table below:


List of Cattle Breeds

S/NCattle BreedOriginPurpose
1AbondanceFranceMilk; Beef
2AdaptaurAustraliaBeef
3AfrikanerSouth AfricaBeef
4AgeroleseItalyMilk
5AlambadiIndiaDraught
6AlberaFrance; SpainBeef
7American Milking DevonUnited StatesMilk; Beef; Draught
8Anatolian BlackTurkeyMilk; Beef; Draught
9Andalusian BlackSpainBeef
10AngusScotlandBeef
11Ankole-WatusiEast AfricaMilk; Beef; Draught
12Argentine CriolloArgentinaMilk; Beef
13ArmoricanFranceMilk; Beef
14ArouquesaPortugalMilk; Beef
15Asturian ValleySpainMilk; Beef
16AubracFranceMilk; Beef
17Australian BrafordAustraliaBeef
18AyrshireScotlandMilk
19BargurIndiaMilk; Draught
20BarzonaUnited StatesBeef
21BazadaiseFranceBeef
22Belgian BlueBelgiumMilk; Beef
23Belgian RedBelgiumMilk; Beef
24Belmont RedAustraliaBeef
25Belted GallowayScotlandBeef
26BlaarkopNetherlandsMilk
27Black HerefordEnglandBeef
28Blonde d’AquitaineFranceBeef
29BoranEastern AfricaBeef
30BrahmanIndiaMilk; Beef; Draught
31BrangusUnited StatesBeef
32BraunviehSwitzerlandMilk; Beef
33BravaFranceBeef
34Brown SwissIndiaMilk; Beef; Draught
35BurlinaItalyMilk
36BusaDinaric AlpsMilk; Beef; Draught
37CachenaPortugal/SpainMilk; Beef; Draught
38CamargueFranceBeef; Draught; sport
39Canadian Speckle ParkCanadaBeef
40CanadienneCanadaMilk; Beef
41CanchimBrazilBeef
42CaracuBrazilMilk; Beef; Draught
43CastaFranceMilk; Beef
44CharolaisFranceBeef; Draught
45ChianinaItalyBeef; Draught
46Chinese Black PiedChinaMilk
47CorrienteSpainMilk; Beef; Draught; sport
48CorsicanFranceBeef
49DangiIndiaMilk; Draught
50Danish RedDenmarkMilk; Beef
51DeoniIndia
52DevonEnglandMilk; Beef
53DexterIrelandMilk; Beef
54DhanniPakistanMilk; Beef; Draught
55DroughtmasterAustraliaBeef
56Dutch BeltedNetherlandsMilk; Beef
57English LonghornEnglandMilk; Beef
58EvoleneSwitzerlandMilk
59FinnFinlandMilk; Beef
60FjallSwedenMilk; Beef
61FleckviehAustriaMilk; Beef
62Florida CrackerUnited StatesBeef
63French SimmentalFranceMilk; Beef
64GallowayScotlandBeef; Draught
65GangatiriIndiaMilk; Draught
66GaolaoIndiaMilk; Draught
67GasconFranceBeef; Draught
68GelbviehGermanyMilk; Beef; Draught
69German AngusGermanyBeef
70GirIndiaDairy
71GlanGermanyMilk; Beef; Draught
72GloucesterEnglandMilk; Beef; Draught
73Greek ShorthornGreeceMilk; Beef
74HalikarIndiaDraught
75HaryanaIndiaMilk; Draught
76Hays ConverterCanadaBeef
77HeckGermanyScience
78HerefordEnglandBeef
79HerensSwitzerlandBeef; cow fighting
80HighlandScotlandBeef
81HinterwaldGermanyMilk; Beef
82Holando-ArgentinoArgentinaMilk; Beef
83Holstein FriesianNetherlandsMilk
84Hungarian GreyHungaryBeef; Draught
85IcelandicIcelandMilk
86IllawarraAustraliaMilk; Beef
87Irish MoiledIrelandMilk; Beef
88IstobenKirov regionMilk; Beef
89Jamaica HopeJamaicaMilk
90JerseyChannel IslandsMilk
91JutlandDenmarkMilk; Beef
92KankrejIndiaDraught
93KangayamIndiaDraught
94Kazakh WhiteheadedKazakhstan; RussiaMilk; Beef
95KenkathaIndiaDraught
96KerryIrelandMilk; Beef
97KherigarhIndiaDraught
98KhillariIndiaDraught
99KostromaRussiaMilk; Beef
100Krishna ValleyIndiaMilk; Draught
101KuriAfricaMilk; Beef; Draught
102LourdaisFranceMilk; Beef; Draught
103LowlineAustraliaBeef
104LuingScotlandBeef
105LohaniPakistanBeef; Draught
106Lithuanian RedLithuaniaBeef
107Lincoln RedUnited KingdomBeef
108LimousinFranceBeef; Draught
109LimiaSpainMilk; Beef; Draught
110LebedynUkraineMilk
111Latvian BrownLatviaMilk; Beef
112MaduraIndonesiaMilk; Beef; Draught; racing
113Maine-AnjouFranceMilk; Beef; Draught
114Malnad GiddaIndiaMilk; Draught
115MalviIndiaDraught
116MarchigianaItalyBeef; Draught
117MaremmanaItalyMilk; Beef; Draught
118MaronesaPortugalMilk; Beef; Draught
119MewatiIndiaMilk; Draught
120Milking ShorthornGreat BritainMilk; Beef
121MirandesaPortugalBeef; Draught
122MongolianChinaBeef; Draught
123MontbéliardeFranceMilk; Beef
124MurbodenAustriaMilk; Beef; Draught
125Murnau-WerdenfelsGermanyMilk
126Murray GreyAustraliaBeef
127NagoriIndiaDraught
128N’damaGuineaMilk; Beef
129NeloreIndiaBeef; Draught
130NguniAfricaMilk; Beef
131NimariIndiaDraught
132NormandeFranceMilk; Beef
133Norwegian RedNorwayMilk; Beef
134OngoleIndiaBeef; Draught
135PajunaSpainBeef; Draught
136PantaneiroBrazilBeef; Milk
137ParthenaisFranceBeef; Draught
138PembrokeWalesMilk; Beef
139Pie Rouge des PlainesFranceMilk
140PiedmonteseItalyMilk; Beef
141PinzgauerAustriaMilk; Beef
142PirenaicaSpainBeef; Draught
143PodolicaItalyMilk; Beef; Draught
144Polish RedPolandMilk; Beef; Draught
145PonwarIndiaDraught
146PunganurIndiaMilk; Beef; Draught
147Pustertaler SprinzenItalyBeef
148Ramo GrandePortugalMilk; Beef; Draught
149RandallUnited StatesMilk; Beef; Draught
150RathiIndiaMilk; Draught; domestic
151Red AngusScotlandMilk; Beef
152Red KandhariIndiaDraught; domestic
153Red PollEnglandMilk; Beef
154Red SindhiIndia/PakistanMilk; Beef
155RingamalaSwedenMilk
156RomagnolaItalyBeef; Draught
157RomosinuanoColombiaBeef
158Rubia GallegaSpainMilk; Beef
159SahiwalIndiaMilk
160Santa GertrudisUnited StatesBeef
161SayaguesaSpainBeef; Draught
162SenepolCaribbean IslandBeef
163ShetlandScotlandBeef; Draught
164ShorthornEnglandBeef
165SimmentalSwitzerlandMilk; Beef; Draught
166SiriBhutanMilk; Draught
167Sokoto GudaliNigeriaMilk; Beef
168South DevonEnglandMilk; Beef
169Southern YellowChina; Vietnam; TaiwanMilk
170Spanish Fighting BullSpainBeef; sport
171Square BeeferAustraliaBeef
172SussexEnglandBeef
173Swedish RedSwedenMilk
174TarentaiseFranceMilk; Beef
175TelemarkNorwayMilk; Beef
176Texas LonghornUnited StatesMilk; Beef
177TharparkarIndiaMilk; Draught
178TswanaBotswanaMilk; Beef
179TudancaSpainMilk; Beef; Draught
180TuxAustriaMilk
181Tyrolese GreyAustriaMilk; Beef
182Ukrainian GreyUkraineDomestic
183UmblacheryIndiaDraught
184VaynolScotlandBeef
185VechurIndiaMilk
186VorderwaldGermanyMilk; Beef
187Welsh BlackWalesBeef
188White FulaniNigeriaMilk; Beef
189White ParkUnited KingdomMilk; Beef
190Whitebred ShorthornUnited KingdomBeef
191YakutianRussiaMilk; Beef; Draught
192YanbianChinaDraught
193YurinoUkraineDomestic
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AfricanderBoranSudanese FulaniOropaKerrySussex
AkaushiBordelaisGalician BlondOvamboKherigarhSwedish Friesian
AlberesBrafordGallowayParthenaisKhillariSwedish Red And White
AlentejanaBrahmanGaolaoPhilippine NativeKholmogorySwedish Red Polled
AllmogekorBrahmousinGasconPied MonteseKilisTarentaise
AmericanBrangusGelbrayPinzgauerKrishna ValleyTelemark
American WhiteparkBraunviehGelbviehPolish RedKurdiTexas Longhorn
AmerifaxBritish WhiteGerman AngusPolled HerefordKuriTexon
AmritmahalBrown SwissGerman RedpiedPolled HighlandLatvian BrownTharparkar
AnatolianblackBusaGirPonwarLimousinTswana
Andalusian BlackCachenaGlanQinchuanLimpurgerTuli
Andalusian GreyCanadienneGloucesterRathLincoln RedTurkish Grey Steppe
AngelnCanaryislandGobraRathiLithuanianredUkrainian Beef
AngusCanchimGreek ShorthornRatien GrayLohaniUkrainian Grey
AnkoleCarinthianblondGreek SteppeRed AngusLourdaisUkrainian Whitehead
AnkolewatusiCaucasianGroningeRed BrangusLuingUmblachery
Argentine Criollo CattleChanniGroningenRed Pied FriesianMadagascar ZebuUral Blackpied
Asturian MountainCharbrayGudaliRed PollMaine-AnjouVestland Fjord
Asturian ValleyCharolaisGuernseyRed Polled OstlandMalviVestland Red Polled
AubracChianinaGuzeratRed SindhiMandalongVestlarp
AulieataChinampoHallikarRed SteppeMarchigianaVosges
Australian BrafordChinese Black AndwhiteHarianaRed FulaniMaremmanaWagyu
Australian Friesian SahiwalCholistaniHartonReggianaMarkyWelsh Black
Australian LowlineCorrienteHays ConverterRetintaMasaiWhitepark
Australian Milking ZebuCosteño Con CuernosHerefordRojhanMashonaXinjiang Brown
AyrshireDajalHerensRomagnolaMaureYanbian
AzaouakDamascusHighlandRomosinuanoMazandarani
BachaurDamiettaHinterwaldRpostlanMeuserhineyssel
BaladiDangiHolando ArgentinoRussian Black PiedMewati
Baltata RomaneascaDanish JerseyHolsteinRx3Miniature Zebu
BarkaDanish RedHorroSahiwalMilking Devon
BarzonaDeoniHungarian GreySalersMilking Shorthorn
BazadaisDevonIcelandicSalornMirandesa
BearnaisDexterIllawarraSanheModicana
BeefaloDhanniIndo BrazilianSanmartineroMongolian
Beef MakerDjaliIrish MoiledSantacruzMontbeliard
Beef MasterDolafeIsraeli HolsteinSanta GertrudisMorucha
Belarus RedDrought MasterIsraeli RedSarabiMurboden
Belgian BlueDulongIstobenSenepolMurray Grey
Belgian RedDutch BeltedJamaica BlackSharabiMuturu
Belmont AdaptaurDutch FriesianJamaica HopeShetlandNagori
Belmont RedEast Anatolian RedJamaica RedShorthornNanyang
Belted GallowayEnderby IslandJaulanSiboneyNdama
BengaliEnglish LonghornJerseySimbrahNelore
BerrendasEstonian RedKangayamSimmentalNguni
BhagnariEvoleneKankrejSindhiNimari
Blanca CacerenaFighting BullKaran FriesSiriNormande
Blanco OrejinegroFinnishKaran SwissSloveniancikaNorwegian Red
Blonded AquitaineFjallKazakhSouth DevonOngole
BonsmaraFlorida CrackerKenwariyaBlacksided Trondheim And NorlandOrmaboran
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