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Betizu Cattle
2014-07-09 15:12:18

The Betizu is a breed of cattle native to northern Spain and the French Basque Country. The government of Navarre established a conservation project to protect and conserve the breed. There were an estimated 254 Betizu cattle in Navarre as of 2013. There is a small herd that inhabits the abandoned village of Sastoya owned by the government of Navarre. It covers a 200 acre area with...

Belmont Red Cattle
2014-07-09 15:13:20

The Belmont Red is a breed of beef Cattle produced in 1954 by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in the Australian tropics. It was developed at the Belmont Research Station from several different breeds including the Africander and Hereford-Shorthorn. The Belmont Red was released to breeders in 1969. The Belmont Red was bred to have a greater resistance...

Australian Milking Zebu Cattle
2014-07-09 13:49:54

The Australian Milking Zebu (AMZ) is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia in the 1950s. It was developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) by crossbreeding the Sahiwal and Red Sindhi cattle from Pakistan with Jersey cattle. A small amount of Illawarra, Guernsey and Friesian blood was introduced as well. It was bred specifically to be...

Australian Friesian Sahiwal Cattle
2014-07-09 13:39:58

The Australian Friesian Sahiwal is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia. It was developed in the 1960s by the Queensland Government by crossbreeding the Sahiwal dairy breed from Pakistan and the Holstein breed from tropical Australia. The cows produce about 790 gallons of milk per lactation period in tropical pasture conditions. The breed is resistant to heat, humidity, ticks...

Australian Bradford Cattle
2014-07-06 14:56:54

The Australian Bradford is a breed of cattle that originated in Queensland, Australia between 1946 and 1952. It was developed from crossing Brahman bulls with the Hereford cattle in attempt to produce cattle to resist ticks and be resilient to drought. It is also resistant to pink eye, eye cancer and disease. The Bradford is raised mainly in NSW and Queensland, Australia. Semen from the...

Asturian Valley Cattle
2014-07-06 14:22:13

The Asturian Valley is a breed of cattle native to the valleys of Asturias, Spain and raised in the northern coastal region of the Bay of Biscay and the river valleys of the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range. During the 1800s, the Asturian Valley were the most abundant cattle breed of northern Spain. However, in the early 1900s, foreign breeds began to overrun the area and by the mid...

Afrikaner Cattle
2014-07-04 09:22:53

The Afrikaner is a hardy breed of cattle native to South Africa. It is also known as Afrikander and in Afrikaans it is known as the Afrikanerbees. It is part of the Sanga type cattle. In 1652, large herds of Sanga cattle were rounded up by the Khoikhoi of the Dutch Cape Colony. The Afrikaner were used by the colonists for meat and milk and Boers used them as draft animals to pull wagons on...

Yonaguni Horse
2014-07-04 08:50:57

The Yonaguni is a rare breed of horse native to the southwest islands of Japan, mainly on the island of Yonaguni. It is one of eight horses native to Japan with fewer than 200 horses alive on the island. Although the horse’s exact origin is unknown, it has retained its native characteristics due to no crossbreeding and are a purebred breed. The horse was used for farming, transportation...

Blue Mountains Tree Frog Litoria citropa
2014-06-30 14:42:19

The Blue Mountains Tree Frog (Litoria citropa) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to the coastal and highland areas of eastern Australia, from just south of Newcastle NSW, to eastern VIC. The Jenolan Caves Tree Frog, a population previously separated as L. jenolanensis, is nowadays included in this species. This tree frog is of moderate size, up to about 60 millimeters long. Its...

Dahls Aquatic Frog Litoria dahlii
2014-06-30 14:37:21

Dahl’s Aquatic Frog (Litoria dahlii) is a species of frog belonging to the family Hylidae. It is native to Australia. Its natural habitats include dry savanna, tropical or subtropical dry lowland grassland, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. Among the more distinct traits of Dahl’s Aquatic Frog is its ability to...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.