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A Swedish Red and White cow in a field of grass.Also Known By: Svensk Röd och Vit Boskap, SRB, Swedish Red Spotted


The Swedish Red-and-White is the most common dairy breed found in Sweden. It is red with small white markings. The breed originated from Red Pied Swedish and Swedish Ayrshire. The cows weigh around 550 kg, and they give about 7500 kg milk in one year. The SRB is a resilient breed of cattle and they are also used for meat production.

A Swedish Red and White cow.












Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.


Anette Eriksson, Luleå, Sweden

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