Development of Cika cattle breed
Žan Lotrič, Metka (Author), Šalehar, Andrej (Author), Kompan, Drago (Author)

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Cika cattle is the only Slovenian autochthonous cattle breed. It originates from Bohinj where breeders bred their own "cow families" and by doing so they kept a relatively high milk yield of Bohinj cows. They did not buy cows outside of Bohinj, only the bulls were purchased by the cooperatives at the cattle breeding fairs. Cika cattle was a widely used breed until the sixties of previous century, primarily as a dairy breed. Political decision made in 1964 significantly reduced the population in the following years. Our research was focused on the study of historical sources which show the development of Cike cattle in the Republic of Slovenia. We have put special emphasis on zootechnical characterization, genealogy, livestock geography, morphology and milk production of Cika cattle.

Keywords:cattle, autochthonous breeds, Cika cattle, history, biodiversity, Slovenia
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.08 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution
Organization:BF - Biotechnical Faculty
Number of pages:Str. 339-343
Numbering:Suppl. 3
ISSN on article:1854-4800
COBISS.SI-ID:3113864 This link opens in a new window
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Record is a part of a proceedings

Title:Livestock production as a technological and social challenge
COBISS.SI-ID:263173888 This link opens in a new window

Record is a part of a journal

Title:Acta agriculturae slovenica
Publisher:Biotehniška fakulteta
COBISS.SI-ID:225696256 This link opens in a new window

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Keywords:govedo, avtohtone pasme, cika, zgodovina, Slovenija

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