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It is said that the Sussex [[breeds|breed]] descended from the horned “red cows” once found throughout much of southern England, inhabiting the dense forests of the Weald land of Sussex and Kent. In its original form one of its chief characteristics was its long, strong horns (– rather similar in style to those of the old English Longhorn). Over more recent decades, breeders of Sussex Cattle have evolved a carcase conformation aimed at producing a maximum of prime meat whilst retaining the inherent genetic qualities of the breed.
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It is said that the Sussex [[breeds|breed]] descended from the horned “red cows” once found throughout much of southern England, inhabiting the dense forests of the Weald land of Sussex and Kent. In its original form one of its chief characteristics was its long, strong horns (– rather similar in style to those of the old English Longhorn).
  
The Sussex is a medium sized cow with a smooth dark red coloured coat with white tail switches, in colder climates they can grow a thicker curlier coat.
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The Sussex cow measures approximately 135cm at the withers and weighs 585kg and the bull 145cm and 950kgs.
 
 
 
Sussex cows are thrifty, long-lived cattle well suited to today’s narrow market requirements and stringent economic climate. They are also fairly easy to handle because of their history as draft animals and can adapt well to most management systems.
 
 
 
The Sussex Breed ensures that its beneficial characteristics are easily fixed and passed on with great pre-potency in a crossbreeding program that will improve the foundation stock.
 

Latest revision as of 01:48, 13 March 2013

It is said that the Sussex breed descended from the horned “red cows” once found throughout much of southern England, inhabiting the dense forests of the Weald land of Sussex and Kent. In its original form one of its chief characteristics was its long, strong horns (– rather similar in style to those of the old English Longhorn).

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