Belgian Red Pied
(most common name in English)
(most common name):
• Holstein (red and white)
also named (Flemish):
• Roodbont ras van België
also named (French):
• Pie-rouge de Belgique
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.