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Kerry - cow - Ireland

(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Kerry cattle

The Kerry was once given the nickname ‘Cotter’s Cow’ due to the number of owners who were ‘cottiers’ (poor farmers) living in rented cottages on rented land. ‘Cotter’ was also another name for a peasant class of tenant farmers in Scotland.

The Kerry was recognized as a breed in 1839.

You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Ireland and read about other Irish cattle breeds.

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