Tagil Cattle

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tagil Cattle

 

a breed of dairy cattle. It was developed in the 18th and 19th centuries in the area surrounding Nizhnii Tagil, in the Urals, by crossing local cattle with Kholmogory and Dutch breeds. The color is predominantly black and white or black; sometimes it is red, brown, or gray. Bulls weigh 700–900 kg, and cows 400–500 kg. Milk yields are 3,500–3,800 kg per lactation, and 5,000 kg or more on the best farms. The butterfat content of the milk is 4.0–4.2 percent. The animals are adapted to severe climatic conditions. The breed is raised in Sverdlovsk, Cheliabinsk, and Tiumen’ oblasts and in the Udmurt ASSR.

REFERENCES

Kremer, L. A. Tagil’skii skot. Moscow, 1949.
Skotovodstvo. Edited by E. A. Arzumanian. Moscow, 1970.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.