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Additional Offer - Other German Breeds - Other Origin

In Germany, breeders deal with more than 15 dairy and dual-purpose breeds and some 25 beef breeds. INTERBOVES can supply you with any of this great variety of breeds.

Whenever an offer from Germany does not fit your needs - whether due to import restrictions of your country, or you are interested in other breeds - INTERBOVES can supply you with livestock from abroad. From EU-members and non-EU-members.

Simply contact us. We will be glad to talk about quality stock of any origin.

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German Jersey

German Jersey

German Jersey cattle are widespread throughout the country. Special breed traits are calving ease and early maturity of the Jersey heifers. Compared with other breeds Jersey cows have the highest performance in milk, fat and protein in relation to their bodyweight. The high fat- and protein-ingredients of the Jersey cow's milk ensures the highest price per kilogramme of milk, that is outstanding as to it's suitability for the cheese production.

Facts & Figures in 2007:
cows in herdbook: 2.003
Ø milk production (kgs/lactation): 5.896
Ø fat content (%): 5,74
Ø protein content (%): 4,04
calving interval (days): 398

German Angler ('Red Cattle')

Red Cattle

Among the German Red Cattle, the Angler from Northern Schleswig-Holstein forms the largest group. Red Cattle excel through a profitable relation between total feed intake on one hand and milk yields, easy calving, low calf-losses, good hooves and healthy legs on the other. Red Cattle are known for their adaptability to all climates.

Facts & Figures in 2007:
cows in herdbook: 13.224
Ø milk production (kgs/lactation): 7.969
Ø fat content (%): 4,70
Ø protein content (%): 3,64
calving interval (days): 389

German Vorder- & Hinterwälder

German Vorder- & Hinterwälder

The breeding area of German Vorderwälder and Hinterwälder cattle is located in the mountain area of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Baden-Württemberg. The breed deals especially good with the hard surrounding and climatic and food conditions in their breeding area. The long life and resistance power of VW and HW cattle are especially important in the breeding program. Such characteristics make this breed an ideal choice for extreme locations.

Facts & Figures in 2007:
population in total: ~ 51.000
cows in herdbook: 7.005
calving interval (days): 385
first calving age (months): 32,1
daily gains of bulls (g/day): > 1.270


  Hinterwälder Vorderwälder  
Ø milk production (kgs/lactation): 3.388 5.448  
Ø fat content (%): 4,05 4,16  
Ø protein content (%): 3,45 3,35  

cows >8 years old (% of population):

31,4 19,7 (all breeds) (12,1)

Grey Alpine ('Grauvieh')

Grey Alpine

The Grey Alpine cattle is a typical mountain breed and spread in the Alpes and Dolomites of Austria and Italy. They are rustic, frugal, have a strong instinct for finding food on pastures and are able to convert even coarse vegetation efficiently.

The medium sized cows are longevity and have an excellent fertility; the hoofes of Grey Alpine are extremely hard.

Taking into account the non-intensive conditions which are provided in the breeding area, the Grey Alpine have a high production of excellent quality milk and beef.

Facts & Figures in 2007:
population in total: ~ 42.114 
cows in herdbook: 11.485 
Ø milk production (kgs/lactation): 5.073 
Ø fat content (%): 3,80 
Ø protein content (%): 3,33 
daily gains of bulls (g/day): ~ 1.200 
slaughter result
(% of liveweight):

Water Buffalo

Water Buffalo

Water Buffaloes (bubalus bubalis) are a widely domesticated species world-around. A world buffalo population of more than 130 million heads produce over 10% of cowmilk and over 12% of beef in the world. Whereas 95% of the Buffaloes are kept in Asia (India, China, Pakistan), a small but considerable number is located in South-East-Europe.

Water Buffaloes are late-maturing an can not get crossed with our domestic cattle. Their milk contains less cholesterol (ca. -68%), more fat and protein, and more vitamin A and B12. Their meat is low-cholesterol (ca. -57%) and low-fat (ca. -27%) and tastes slightly different.

The modest and robust Water Buffaloes are suitable for keeping on less favourable moisty and marshy pastures with low quality grass; there where keeping of intensive breeds is impossible or not productive.  

Comparing to our domestic breeds, the milk and beef production of Water Buffaloes is far below – however the taste and consistence of milk and beef of Buffaloes are different. 

An increasing number of consumers are buying buffalo products of as a delicacy, at high prices. Assuming the possibility of access to such markets, the higher proceeds compensate the lower production. 

INTERBOVES supplies Water Buffaloes from the population in South-East-Europe.

  male female
Birth weight (kg): 33  31
Stature (cm):    
Live weight (kg): 900-1.100 550-650 
daily gains (g):  600-700  
age at first calving (months):    36-48 
milk production (kgs/lactation):    1.800-2.000
milk-fat-content (%):    7,5-8,0