(most common name)
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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