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Milking Shorthorn cattle

A Rare Herd: Milking Shorthorn Cattle

The popularity of Milking Shorthorn cattle has surged over centuries— in part because the breed is dual purpose: Once its milking years are over, it can be slaughtered for quality meat.

Toggenburg goat, photo credit: Justyne Noble

Farm Animal: Toggenburg Goats

Count on Toggenburg goats for consistent milk production

Maremma sheepdog (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

Farm Animal: Maremma Sheepdogs

Fiercely loyal Maremma sheepdogs work together to watch over flocks

Farm Animal: Balkan Donkeys

The milk of rare Balkan donkeys makes the world’s most expensive cheese.

Farm Animal: Dutch Belted Cows

These high-producing cows are returning from near extinction.

Farm Animal: Saanen Goats

These sweet-natured caprines’ high milk yield makes them a favorite for dairy farmers

Farm Animal: Australian Cattle Dog

These farm-friendly dogs are born to work.

Farm Animal: Jersey Cows

This small-statured breed boasts good looks and milk that’s rich in fat and protein