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Other common names: English Longhorn Cattle

The basics:
The Longhorn Cattle is believed to be one of the oldest pure breeds of cattle in England. The English Longhorn was developed in the northern counties of England, and in the 17th and 18th centuries was used as a draught animals and for its milk, which was made into butter and cheese. By the mid-twentieth century their numbers were dangerously reduced, and was rescued by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

English Longhorns are not related to Texas Longhorn Cattle, whose ancestors came from Spain.

Appearance / health:
The Longhorn is a large cattle breed, and is named for its extra-long, typically down-curving, horns. The body may be any one of a wide range of brindle colors, and it always has a characteristic white line along the back and down the tail.


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