The Murboden is a dairy and meat breed that is used as a draft animal. During the
1950's several Austrian mountain breeds were amalgamated to form the Murboden breed.
In Austria, the Murboden has been absorbed by the Austrian Yellow cattle, but in Yugoslavia,
where the breed is called the Pomurska, small herds still remain. Coats vary from
yellowish to light red, with deeper red areas about the horns, eyes, and along the
nose. Cows stand 130 to 140 cm and weigh from 700 to 800 kg; bulls are 140 and 150
cm and weigh 1,200 kg.
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