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Longhorn - Cow
UsesBeef, leather. Draught cattle.
OriginAncient widespread British breed perhaps descended from Roman imports.
ClassLong horned, dual purpose
ColourRed brindles or rich red with a white line along the centre of the back and a white patch on each thigh. Horns should be free from black.
Longhorn Cattle Society
The Longhorn is likely to descend from early Roman importations and has been traditionally used as a Yoke Oxen whereby Yoke means a pair of oxen. They were used to pull agricultural equipment such as ploughs and other loads. The oxen are held together with a band around each neck and a wooden beam held across their shoulders and attached to the load.
In 1750 Robert Bakewell of Dishley, Leicestershire commenced improvement of the breed.