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Cows Around the World: Balinese

Descendent from Southeast Asia Bateng cattle, these cows are used for meat and labor, noted for not being picky eaters, and having high fertility. Sadly, they are also plagued with low milk output, low birth weight, and high calf mortality. Breeding programs hope to improve milk production. Their soft hooves can also cause difficulties. Bali cows are typically a tawny brown with white "stockings" from hoof to knee, and have short, outward curved horns. They are notably timid.


Balinese stats:

Average weight: 580lbs

Annual milk yild: 75gal

Butterfat: 7%

Protein: 5%

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