Eastern Finncattle

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Eastern Finncattle heifer.

Eastern Finncattle are a breed of cattle from eastern Finland.[1] They are a dual purpose breed, used in dairy and beef production.

Cows produce approximately 4100 kg of milk per lactation, with about 4.4% fat and 3.5% protein.

The Eastern Finncattle cows were recognized as a separate breed in the 1890s. There was a need to improve milk production and the recognition of breeds was part of the development work. The general interest in wellcharacterized breeds coincided with strong nationalistic feelings at the time.