Dutch Belted Cattle: Heritage Livestock Breeds

Dutch Belt or Dutch Belted cattle originate from Holland and are known for their distinctive coat and high quality milk production.



Dutch Belted cow
Dutch Belted cattle are jet black or red with a white belt from the shoulders to the hips that wraps entirely around its midsection. This pattern is a dominant characteristic in crossbreeding.
Photo: American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
Dutch Belted calves
The Dutch Belted breed makes a milk of higher quality than Holstein cows and is a proven producer in low-input or grass-based systems
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