Do you know your cattle?

When reporting a cattle incident, you may be asked to identify which breed was involved. If you don’t know your Aberdeen Angus from your Whitebred Shorthorn, here are some useful sites to help you decide.

10 Native British Cattle Breeds

A selection of the ten most common native breeds in the UK, from the excellent Countryfile team.

How to identify cattle after an attack
10 Native British Cattle Breeds: and how to recognise them.

Rare and Native Breeds Cattle

18 common and rare breeds found in the UK, supplied by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) with links to further information on each one.

rare breeds of cattle - identify your cows and bulls 
Rare and Native Breeds Cattle

List of Cattle Breeds – Wikipedia

If you can’t find what you need above, Wikipedia lists 800 breeds of cattle, from around the world, including photographs of most of them.

wikipedia cattle index - to identify cows and bullsList of cattle breeds on Wikipedia

Don’t forget, you don’t need to be able to identify the breed before you report an incident to us, but it helps if you can.  Report an Incident here.


Featured photo credit: lydia harper

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