Black and white dairy cattle

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The Black Pied dairy cattle (SMR) was created by combining Breeding Cattle - race of the GDR .

In 1963, Prof. Georg Schönmuth proposed the crossbreeding process: Jersey bulls from Denmark are crossed into the original breed, Black and White Low Cattle . Holstein cattle are to be crossed into the offspring of this cross .

With this three-breed crossing, the aim was to create a cattle breed with high milk yield, high milk fat content and sufficient fattening performance.

This breeding continued until 1990. After the reunification of Germany, the Black Holstein dairy cattle was ousted by the German Holstein cattle.


  • Wilfried Brade: Crossing attempts with Jersey cattle and their use in Germany from a historical perspective. In: Reports on Agriculture. Journal of Agricultural Policy and Agriculture. Vol. 92, Issue 3, December 2014 ( online ).