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Glanrind - heifer calf - Germany

(most common name)

(transboundary/brand name):
(local/other name):
• Glan-Rind

In 1898, the Glanrind was amalgamated with the Donnersberger Rotvieh (Donnersberg) creating the Glan-Donnersberger (Glan-Donnersberg) breed.

Glan-Donnersberger numbers declined rapidly after WWII — cattle with pneumonia were culled and a dramatic decline of farming took place in the Rhineland highlands. Then crossbreeding nearly caused their extinction.

However, in 1985, twenty-five breeders created an association for the preservation of the Glan; a population of around 1,000 has held steady since 2014. The Glan is considered to be ‘at risk’ as a breed.

This page was last updated on: 2019-01-15

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