Danish red cattle, also known as Red Danish or Red Dane, are a major dairy breed in northern Europe. The breed was developed in Denmark based on local breed that were bred with Angeln cattle.
Red Dane Cattle have been imported to many other countries for breeding to improve and have been used in the formation of other breeds.
The solid red color of these breeds has helped in making them popular for cross-breeding purposes.
Purpose of the Red Dane
The breeding goal is a healthy and productive dairy cows with:
- High Butterfat and Protein content
- Calving Ease
- Mastitis Resistance
- Functional Conformation
- Resistance to other diseases