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German Red - cow - Germany

German Red
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Rotes Höhenvieh
(local/other name):
• Mitteldeutsches Rotvieh
• Mitteldeutsches Gebirgsvieh
also named (English):
• Middle German Hill
• Middle German Red
• Red cattle of Central Germany
• Red Hill
• Red Mountain

The German Red originated from Celtic-Sudeten cattle that are thought to have been present in Germany starting around 1000 BC.

German to English:
Mitteldeutsches Gebirgsvieh = Middle German Hill cattle
Mitteldeutsches Rotvieh = Middle German Red cattle
Rotes Höhenvieh = Red Hill or Red Mountain cattle

This page was last updated on: 2020-04-24

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