Modern Breeds of Livestock. Ayrshire cattle (IPA / ˈ ɛər ʃ ər /) are a breed of dairy cattle from Ayrshire in southwest Scotland.The adult Ayrshire cow weighs from 450 to 600 kilograms (990–1,320 lb). Choosing a Breed of Cattle Is the Ayrshire right for you? Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. This book will help you assess your five needs and make that decision. Economically, any commercial cow-calf operator that can increase the pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed by 4 to 11% has a tremendous economic opportunity to increase the herd's profit potential. NOTE: The form can also be used for Comments, Suggestions, and Corrections. Includes a brief profile of the Ayrshire breed. A1 beta-casein can be found on all commercially-prepared milk. Today the breed accounts for less than one percent of the American dairy herd. Not bad for grass fed steak! The adult Ayrshire cow weighs from 450 to 600 kilograms (990–1,320 lb). Suckler Cows. The Ayrshire breed of cows has practically no cons. There are 4,000 pedigree cows on the Mainland, with a further 1,000 pure bred cows in “Commercial” herds. Black cows, in combination with local white Frisian, began to form a special breed, later called Holstein-Friesian. Fourth Edition. Holstein, Friesian, Ayrshire, and British Shorthorn features A1 beta-casein genetic material. I've been thinking about getting a cow off and on the last year or so. Actually, the red color is a reddish-brown mahogany that varies in shade from very light to very dark. 6. No. Michelle is the author of three country living books. Ayrshire Breeders' Association, 1224 Alton Darby Creek Rd., Suite B Columbus, OH 43228, The Livestock Conservancy PO Box 477, 33 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Ayrshire cows are stubborn, do not get along well with other farm animals in the compound, they can not obey the owners. They are known for their hardiness and their ability to convert grass into milk efficiently. Macmillan Publishing Co. 1980, Promotional materials. A2 beta-casein is protein found in milk produced by 'old-fashioned' cows like the Jersey, Charolais, Guernsey, and Limousin. Every farmer who has this breed will say that milk from these cows differs in excellent taste. The actual average of all Ayrshires on Official DHIR test is over 12,000 pounds of milk with a 3.9% test. Ayrshires typically have red and white markings; the red can range from a shade of orange to a dark brown.