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A breed of cattle developed from the Shorthorn, and originally known as Lincolnshire Red Horn. The herdbook was established in 1896, and this shows cattle being exported to Canada, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and the U.S.A. they were used to improve native breeds. There are now breed societies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.
Lincoln Red's are considered to be a dual purpose breed - cows regularly achieved respectable yields of 3,200- 3,600kg and they calve regularly. They are cherry red in colour and can be horned, but are usually polled.
The breed is now listed by The Rare Breeds Survival Trust as 'critical' - as in a recent survey only 750 breeding females remained.. for more information contact: The Lincolnshire Red Cattle Society, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA. Tel: 01522-511395. www.lincolnredcattlesociety.co.uk