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Lebanese -heifer- Lebanon/Syria/Turkey

(most common name in English)
(local/other name in Turkey)
(transboundary/brand name in Lebanon, Syria)

(most common name):
Antakli (Turkey)
(local/other name):
• Antakli (Lebanon, Syria)
• Beirut (Lebanon, Syria)
• Beyrouth (Lebanon, Syria)

The Lebanese is either a variety of the Damascus or a locally derived composite of the Damascus and Baladi. They seem closest to the Damascus in terms of performance and are primarily raised for milk.

The breed name ‘Beruit’ (or ‘Beyrouth’) came about in the early 1900s when the American University of Beirut selectively bred the Lebanese in several monasteries to develop a superior type. However, since 1930, Beruit purebreds have essentially disappeared.

The Lebanese is found in the Hatay Province in southern Turkey and on the coasts of Lebanon and Syria.

Antakya is the capital of Hatay Province.

This page was last updated on: 2023-05-26

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