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An Irish Moiled cow.Also known by: Irish Polled


This breed is usually red or roan color sided. It was formerly also found as grey, dun, black and white. The Irish Moiled is developed in northwestern Ireland and is used for both meat and milk production.


Some sources credit establish their ancestry with the cattle brought with the Vikings in the 8th and 9th century.



Breed Associations and Registries

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society

Clonarl, Killygordon,

Co Donegal, Ireland




Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.


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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