The White Cáceres was developed in the region surrounding Extremadura in Spain and
used primarily for meat production. They are one of the lyre horned breeds and are
nearly extinct. In an effort to preserve this breed the Ministry of Agriculture selected
a herd consisting of 30 cows and 2 bulls which is maintained at the artificial insemination
center in Badajoz.
The females average 134 cm in height and weigh approximately 450 kg. The males are
slightly larger at 140 cm in height and 670 kg.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
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