Groningen White Headed

Y. de Haas, A.H. Hoving, M.H.T. Maurice - Van Eijndhoven, D.I. Bohte-Wilhelmus, H. Sulkers, S.J. Hiemstra

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The Groningen White Headed is a native Dutch breed. First descriptions of this breed go back to the 14th century. Already in the Middle Ages portraits of red and black White Headed cows were painted. Friesian cattle traders bought White Headed cattle for slaughtering on a cattle market in London at the end of the 19th century. At the start of the 20th century, 90% of all cattle in the Province Groningen existed of White Headed cattle. White Headed cattle was, however, also bred in the Province Zuid-Holland, around Leiden, and along the Rhine in Utrecht. In other countries (e.g. Ukraine, Africa and Asia) the typicalpattern of White Headed is seen as well
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWageningen UR
Place of Publication[Wageningen]
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • cattle
  • cattle husbandry
  • cattle breeds
  • groningen white headed


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