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Pinzgauer cattle [[breeds|breed]] are characterised by a dark, chestnut base colour with typical white marks on the back, the flanks and belly as well as on the front legs and calves. Their hair is smooth and the skin is flexible which helps prevent insect infestations. The Pinzgauer has been bred horned and polled.
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Pinzgauer cattle [[breeds|breed]] are characterised by a dark, chestnut base colour with typical white marks on the back, the flanks and belly as well as on the front legs and calves. Their hair is smooth and the skin is flexible which helps prevent insect infestations.
  
They are a medium to large framed dual purpose breed, but the focus has been predominantly on their beefing qualities.
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Pinzgauer provide good mothering ability and a good milk yield which ensures high weight gain in calves.
Mature bulls weigh on average above 2000 lbs and cows 1000 - 1600 lbs. They have sturdy hooves, the ability to travel over long distances and a russet coat which protects them from UV radiation which means Pinzgauer cattle thrive even under the harshest environmental conditions.
 
On a global scale, Pinzgauer cattle may be classified as beef cattle. Outside of Europe, and for decades, they have been selected for their meat since they were first exported.  
 
  
Pinzgauer provide good mothering ability and a good milk yield which ensures high weight gain in calves.
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Latest revision as of 00:32, 13 March 2013

Pinzgauer cattle breed are characterised by a dark, chestnut base colour with typical white marks on the back, the flanks and belly as well as on the front legs and calves. Their hair is smooth and the skin is flexible which helps prevent insect infestations.

Pinzgauer provide good mothering ability and a good milk yield which ensures high weight gain in calves.

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