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Belgian Red Pied - cow - Belgium

Belgian Red Pied
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Roodbont
(transboundary/brand name):
• Holstein (red and white)
also named (Flemish):
• Roodbont ras van België
also named (French):
• Pie-rouge de Belgique
• Pied-Rouge

The Belgian Red Pied started as a locally derived breed that heavily used the Dutch MRY (Meuse-Rhine-Yssel) for upgrading.

Today, the Belgian Red Pied is today a dairy breed consisting of Dutch MRY, German Red Pied Holstein and Red Holstein (USA).

According to the DAD-IS database, the old dual-purpose (dairy/beef) Belgium Red Pied (Belgisch roodbont in Dutch) is still bred and listed as stable, though ‘at risk’, with a population of 152 in 2013 and 23 females bred pure. A conservation program is in place.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Belgium and read about other Belgian cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.