Russian Black Pied Cattle
-Known as a planned breed in 1925-
The Black Pied breed developed from crossing the local cattle in various areas with the Dutch Black Pied and East Friesian breeds.
Country of origin: Central (mid-Russian), Baltic, Ural, Siberian, and other zones, namely Ukraine, Byelorussia, Central Asia, and parts of Transcaucasia. Some animals were imported from Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia and Lithuania during 1930-40 and distributed in various parts of the country.
Climate tolerance: unknown- regular weather
Purpose: The imported sires improved milk production, feed conversion efficiency, and beef qualities. Five thousand head of the Dutch breed were imported during 1957-65. The production of the female ancestors of 107 bulls was 6-7000 kg of milk with butterfat content of 4.4-4.6%. The Black Pied breed is noted for high milk production (the highest among the dairy breeds).
color markings, climate tolerances, unusual characteristics (polled, horned, droopy ears, erect ears, etc.)
color markings: Black and white
Unusual characteristics: The Black Pied breed accounts for the greatest numbers of champions with milk yields over 10,000 kg - 79 out of 212.
External anatomy: The animals of the Central group are the largest (live weight 550-650 kg), with a more compact conformation, relatively short legged and a good exterior appearance.