Dairy Breeds

Dairy Breeds — Ayrshire


Dairy Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum


Ayrshire cows get their name from the County of Ayr in Scotland, where they developed. They have a red and white coat and are known for the superior shape and quality of their udders. Ayrshires are efficient grazers and efficient milk producers. They produce an average of 25 litres of milk per day. They are also highly adaptable to all management systems.

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