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Whitebred Shorthorn - young bull - England

Whitebred Shorthorn
(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Cumberland White

The Whitebred Shorthorn is an authentic color variety that evolved over time during the 19th century in the county of Cumberland in northwest England (now amalgamated into a county called Cumbria) and also southwest Scotland. It has adapted well to its harsh upland environment and has retained traditional dual-purpose qualities.

The Whitebred Shorthorn is raised for beef but its major use is for the bulls to breed with Galloway cows to produce crossbred suckler cows that are known as Blue Grey. When crossed with Highland cows, the resulting suckler cows have a strawberry roan color.

The Whitebred Shorthorn generally lives outside, is easy to manage and keep, and is considered a rare and endangered breed.

The Shorthorn breeds of Great Britain are:
• the Beef Shorthorn
• the Blended Red and White Shorthorn (BRWS)
• the Blue Albion
• the Dairy Shorthorn
• the Lincoln Red (historically)
• the Northern Dairy Shorthorn
• the Whitebred Shorthorn

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


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