Best 197 Cattle Breeds For Cattle Farming Business

Cattle is the most important among the domestic animals. Cattle farming is very profitable, easy to maintain and a traditional business. But for getting better profit from cattle farming business, you must have to select suitable and productive cattle breeds for for your farm.

There are many cattle breeds available around the world. Some of those cattle breeds are highly milk productive and some are highly meat productive. And some cattle are famous for both milk and meat production.

Different Types of Cattle Breeds

The cattle breeds are classified below on the basis of their origin and production purpose.

On the Basis of Production

According to the effectiveness and production of milk and meat, the cattle breeds are of four types.

Dairy Breeds

This types of cattle breed become highly milk productive. Some famous milk productive cattle breeds are Holstein Friesian, Sahiwal, Jersey, Red Sindhi, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire etc.

Beef Breeds

This breeds are very famous for their meat production. Highly meat productive cattle breeds are Angus, Beefmaster, Brahman, Devon, Shorthorn, Hallikar etc.

Dual Purpose Breeds

This type of cattle breeds are popular for both milk and beef production. Hariana, Tharparkar, red pool, Kankrej, Milking Shorthorn etc. are famous for both milk and beef production.

Draft Breeds

The bull of this types of cattle breed are very suitable for hard working. Some important draft cattle breeds are hariana, Amritmahal, Malvi, Krishna Valley, Bhagnari etc.

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On the Basis of Origin

The cattle breeds on the basis of origination are of three types which are described below.

Local Breeds

This type of cattle breeds are local breeds. They are very calm and quite in nature and medium sized. Their body colors are different from each to another. They produce less milk and beef than other breeds, but suitable for small scale family farming. Red Chittagong is a famous deshi cattle breed.

Foreign Breeds

This types of cattle breeds were originated from different parts of the world. Sahiwal, Holstein Friesian, Jersey, Red Sindhi, Hariana, Ayrshire etc. are famous foreign cattle breed.

Hybrid Breeds

Hybrid cattle breed were made through the artificial insemination of different types of cattle. For example inseminating Holstein Friesian cow with Sahiwal bull creates a high productive hybrid cattle.

A list of popular and famous breeds of cattle around the world are listed below.

NameOriginPurpose
AbondanceFranceMilk, meat
AdaptaurAustraliaMeat
AfrikanerSouth AfricaMeat
AgeroleseItalyMilk
AlambadiIndiaDraught
AlberaFrance, SpainMeat
American Milking DevonUnited StatesMilk, meat, draught
Anatolian BlackTurkeyMilk, meat, draught
Andalusian BlackSpainMeat
AngusScotlandMeat
Ankole-WatusiEast AfricaMilk, meat, draught, show
Argentine CriolloArgentinaMilk, meat
ArmoricanFranceMilk, meat
ArouquesaPortugalMilk, meat
Asturian ValleySpainMilk, meat
AubracFranceMilk, meat
Australian BrafordAustraliaMeat
AyrshireScotlandMilk
BargurIndiaMilk, draught
BarzonaUnited StatesMeat
BazadaiseFranceMeat
Belgian BlueBelgiumMilk, meat
Belgian RedBelgiumMilk, meat
Belmont RedAustraliaMeat
Belted GallowayScotlandMeat
BlaarkopNetherlandsMilk
Black HerefordEnglandMeat
Blonde d’AquitaineFranceMeat
BoranEastern AfricaMeat
BrahmanIndiaMilk, meat, draught
BrangusUnited StatesMeat
BraunviehSwitzerlandMilk, meat
BravaFranceMeat
Brown SwissSwitzerland/United StatesMilk, meat, draught
BurlinaItalyMilk
BusaDinaric AlpsMilk, meat, draught
CachenaPortugal/SpainMilk, meat, draught
CamargueFranceMeat, draught, sport
Canadian Speckle ParkCanadaMeat
CanadienneCanadaMilk, meat
CanchimBrazilMeat
CaracuBrazilMilk, meat, draught
CastaFranceMilk, meat
CharolaisFranceMeat, draught
ChianinaItalyMeat, draught
Chinese Black PiedChinaMilk
CorrienteSpainMilk, meat, draught, sport
CorsicanFranceMeat
DangiIndiaMilk, draught
Danish RedDenmarkMilk, meat
DeoniIndia 
DevonEnglandMilk, meat
DexterIrelandMilk, meat
DhanniPakistanMilk, meat, draught
DroughtmasterAustraliaMeat
Dutch BeltedNetherlandsMilk, meat
English LonghornEnglandMilk, meat
EvoleneSwitzerlandMilk
FinnFinlandMilk, meat
FjallSwedenMilk, meat
FleckviehAustriaMilk, meat
Florida CrackerUnited StatesMeat
French SimmentalFranceMilk, meat
GallowayScotlandMeat, draught
GangatiriIndiaMilk, draught
GaolaoIndiaMilk, draught
GasconFranceMeat, draught
GelbviehGermanyMilk, meat, draught
German AngusGermanyMeat
GirIndiaDairy
GlanGermanyMilk, meat, draught
GloucesterEnglandMilk, meat, draught
Greek ShorthornGreeceMilk, meat
HalikarIndiaDraught
HarianaIndiaMilk, draught
Hays ConverterCanadaMeat
HeckGermanyScience
HerefordEnglandMeat
HerensSwitzerlandMeat, cow fighting
HighlandScotlandMeat
HinterwaldGermanyMilk, meat
Holando-ArgentinoArgentinaMilk, meat
Holstein FriesianNetherlandsMilk
Hungarian GreyHungaryMeat, draught
IcelandicIcelandMilk
IllawarraAustraliaMilk, meat
Irish MoiledIrelandMilk, meat
IstobenKirov regionMilk, meat
Jamaica HopeJamaicaMilk
JerseyChannel IslandsMilk
JutlandDenmarkMilk, meat
KankrejIndiaDraught
KangayamIndiaDraught
Kazakh WhiteheadedKazakhstan, RussiaMilk, meat
KenkathaIndiaDraught
KerryIrelandMilk, meat
KherigarhIndiaDraught
KhillariIndiaDraught
KostromaRussiaMilk, meat
Krishna ValleyIndiaMilk, draught
KuriAfricaMilk, meat, draught
LourdaisFranceMilk, meat, draught
LowlineAustraliaMeat
LuingScotlandMeat
LohaniPakistanMeat, draught
Lithuanian RedLithuaniaMeat
Lincoln RedUnited KingdomMeat
LimousinFranceMeat, draught
LimiaSpainMilk, meat, draught
LebedynUkraineMilk
Latvian BrownLatviaMilk, meat
MaduraIndonesiaMilk, meat, draught, racing
Maine-AnjouFranceMilk, meat, draught
Malnad GiddaIndiaMilk, draught
MalviIndiaDraught
MarchigianaItalyMeat, draught
MaremmanaItalyMilk, meat, draught
MaronesaPortugalMilk, meat, draught
MewatiIndiaMilk, draught
Milking ShorthornGreat BritainMilk, meat
MirandesaPortugalMeat, draught
MongolianChinaMeat, draught
MontbéliardeFranceMilk, meat
MurbodenAustriaMilk, meat, draught
Murnau-WerdenfelsGermanyMilk
Murray GreyAustraliaMeat
NagoriIndiaDraught
N’damaGuineaMilk, meat
NeloreIndiaMeat, draught
NguniAfricaMilk, meat
NimariIndiaDraught
NormandeFranceMilk, meat
Norwegian RedNorwayMilk, meat
OngoleIndiaMeat, draught
PajunaSpainMeat, draught
PantaneiroBrazilMeat, milk
ParthenaisFranceMeat, draught
PembrokeWalesMilk, meat
Pie Rouge des PlainesFranceMilk
PiedmonteseItalyMilk, meat
PinzgauerAustriaMilk, meat
PirenaicaSpainMeat, draught
PodolicaItalyMilk, meat, draught
Polish RedPolandMilk, meat, draught
PonwarIndiaDraught
PunganurIndiaMilk, meat, draught
Pustertaler SprinzenItalyMeat
Ramo GrandePortugalMilk, meat, draught
RandallUnited StatesMilk, meat, draught
RathiIndiaMilk, draught, domestic
Red AngusScotlandMilk, meat
Red KandhariIndiaDraught, domestic
Red PollEnglandMilk, meat
Red SindhiIndia/PakistanMilk, meat
RingamalaSwedenMilk
RomagnolaItalyMeat, draught
RomosinuanoColombiaMeat
Rubia GallegaSpainMilk, meat
SahiwalIndiaMilk
Santa GertrudisUnited StatesMeat
SayaguesaSpainMeat, draught
SenepolCaribbean IslandMeat
ShetlandScotlandMeat, draught
ShorthornEnglandMeat
SimmentalSwitzerlandMilk, meat, draught
SiriBhutanMilk, draught
South DevonEnglandMilk, meat
Southern YellowChina, Vietnam, TaiwanMilk
Spanish Fighting BullSpainMeat, sport
Square MeaterAustraliaMeat
SussexEnglandMeat
Swedish RedSwedenMilk
TarentaiseFranceMilk, meat
TelemarkNorwayMilk, meat
Texas LonghornUnited StatesMilk, meat
TharparkarIndiaMilk, draught
TswanaBotswanaMilk, meat
TudancaSpainMilk, meat, draught
TuxAustriaMilk
Tyrolese GreyAustriaMilk, meat
Ukrainian GreyUkraineDomestic
UmblacheryIndiaDraught
VaynolScotlandMeat
VechurIndiaMilk
VorderwaldGermanyMilk, meat
Welsh BlackWalesMeat
White FulaniAfricaMeat
White ParkUnited KingdomMilk, meat
Whitebred ShorthornUnited KingdomMeat
YakutianRussiaMilk, meat, draught
YanbianChinaDraught
YurinoUkraineDomestic

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