The Lebedyn Cattle is a dairy cattle breed from Ukraine. The breed is also known by some other names such as Lebedin cattle or Ukrainian: Лeбeдинcькa, Lebedynska. Actually the Lebedyn Cattle breed was formed by crossing Ukrainian Grey cattle with Brown Swiss bulls. It was recognized as a breed in 1950.
And the breed was first bred in the Sumy region and are now raised in the Sumy, Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions. More recently, American Brown Swiss bull have been used for further improving the Lebedyn Cattle breed. Read more info about the breed below.
Lebedyn Cattle Characteristics
Lebedyn Cattle are large animals with well-proportioned bodies. The breed has similarities with the Brown Swiss cattle in appearance. Color of the Lebedyn Cattle vary from almost grey to dark brown. The forequarters, muzzle and sides are a darker shade. Mature bulls on average weight about 850 to 950 kg. And a mature cow on average weights about 500 to 650 kg.
Lebedyn Cattle are mainly used for milk production. They produce good quality milk with high butterfat content.
The Lebedyn cows are very good milk producers. The cows on average produce about 3,000 to 3,700 kg of milk per lactation, but sometimes produce more. The milk of the Lebedyn cows is of very good quality. Their milk contain high butterfat levels. Butterfat levels averaging 3.76 percent with some cows giving over 5 percent. The Lebedyn is a pretty fast growing cattle breed, and they mature early. However, review full breed profile of the Lebedyn Cattle breed in the following table.
Lebedyn Cattle | Breed Profile
|Other Names||Lebedin cattle or Ukrainian: Лeбeдинcькa, Lebedynska|
|Special Notes||Hardy, Active|
|Bulls||About 850-900 kg|
|Cows||About 500-650 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Skin Color||Vary from almost grey to dark brown|
|Country of Origin||Ukraine|