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Breed Standards

Below are the Breed Standards used for Lincoln Red Cattle to be found in Herd Book Volume 110, page 17 & 18.

Size: Lincoln Red Cattle should be medium/large famed with sufficiency of bone.

Average working female weight 600kgs.

Average working bull weight 950kgs.

BULL

Colour/Coat: Cherry Red all over with uniformity of colour throughout. A little white will not disqualify but must be limited to a small amount on the organs of genitalia and in the tail brush. There must be no white forward of the navel or on any other part of the body. Hair short and slick in summer, longer and thicker in winter.

Head: Masculine in general appearance; with a broad forehead and proportionate face; broad pale muzzle; eyes bold but placid; ears large; expression indicating intelligence and docility. Fixed horns are not acceptable. Loose horns/scurs are accepted.

Neck: Strong, thick and short, fitting neatly into the shoulders.

Brisket: Neat fitting with no excessive fat.

Shoulders: Wide; flat and neat; sloping without pointedness; being well covered.

Body: Wide across the chine; ribs well sprung; with no shallowness behind the shoulders; straight, muscled back; top and underline parallel; back and loin well covered and rounded.

Hind Quarters: Rumps should be long and level; no excessive fat on pin bone/tail head; thighs deep and low; with breech thick and carried down.

Tail: Neatly set, thick at the root, strong hair terminating in ample brush.

Scrotum: Substantial (2 year average 34cm scrotal circumference); even sized; equally suspended; not twisted.

Legs/Movement: Legs should be proportionate; correct length and placed squarely to the body. The hind legs should be reasonably straight and parallel with hocks well apart; all having good sound feet, pointing directly forwards. Even locomotion with parallel tracking.

General Characteristics: Masculine character; embodying the above points; good carriage; carrying head well up; even firm fleshing and substance, with skin silky to the touch.

 

FEMALE

Colour/Coat: Cherry Red all over with uniformity of colour throughout. A little white will not disqualify but must be limited to a small amount on the udder and underline, in the tail brush. There must be no white forward of the navel or on any other part of the body.

Head: Feminine in general appearance; eyes kind; pale muzzle; ears large; expression gentle but alert. Fixed horns are not acceptable. Loose horns/scurs are accepted.

Neck: Short and neat to the shoulders.

Shoulders: Wide; flat and neat; sloping without pointedness; being well covered.

Body: Wide across the chine; ribs well sprung; no shallowness behind the shoulders; straight, muscled back; top and underline parallel; back and loin well covered and rounded.

Hind Quarters: Hook bones wide but not prominent; rump well filled; pin bones square to tail showing no excessive fat; breech thick and low; good second thigh.

Tail: Level to top line; fitting neatly, strong at the root; finishing with an ample brush.

Legs/Movement: Legs should be proportionate; correct length and placed squarely to the body. The hind legs should be reasonably straight and parallel with hocks well apart; all having good sound feet, pointing directly forwards. Even locomotion with parallel tracking.

Udder: Well attached; level silky bag with teats evenly spaced and moderate in size.

General Characteristics: Feminine character; embodying the above points; good carriage; carrying head well up; even firm fleshing and substance, with skin silky to the touch.

The wordingf or these standards has been updated. The standards themselves are not new and have appeared in many of the herd books in the past.