Carinthian Blondvieh

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Carinthian Blondvieh

The Carinthian Blondvieh is an old cattle breed that is native to Carinthia in Austria.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

The Carinthian Blondvieh is typically uniformly white or pale yellow, with a pale mouth, horns, and hooves. Cows weigh 500 kg (1,100 lb) to 600 kg (1,300 lb), bulls 800 kg (1,800 lb) to 850 kg (1,870 lb). The Blondvieh was once a draft animal as well as a milk and beef producer.

History[edit]

The breed's date of origin is unknown. Dr. Adolf Gstirner sees the Blondvieh as descendant of the Slovenian Cattle that came with Slavic people to Carinthia.[citation needed] They were crossed with the Gelbvieh to form a new breed.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

2002: 421 cows – 42 bulls

2005: 524 cows – 40 bulls – 323 calves

Notes[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Prof. Dr. A. Gstirner: Entstehung der steirischen Rinderrassen
  • Dr. Johann Burger: Die Lavanttaler Hornviehrasse
  • Dr. H. Sommeregger: Beitrag zur Geschichte der Kärntner Blondviehzucht, 1944

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