Black-and-white breed - a breed of cattle of dairy production direction. Related to the Dutch breed
Introduced to the USSR in the 1930-1940s. as a result of the crossing of local cattle bred in various zones of the country with the black-and-white cattle of the Ostfriesian, black-and-white Swedish and other breeds originating from the Dutch breed.
Тthe catch is somewhat elongated, proportional. The udder is voluminous, the skin is elastic. The cattle is black and white. Large animals. Live weight of cows 550-650 (up to 700), bulls - up to 900-1000 and more kilograms. Milk productivity - 8-10 thousand kg of milk per year in breeding farms and 4000-4500 kg of milk per year in commercial herds. The fat content of milk is 3.7-3.8%, the protein content is 3.0-3.2%.
Black-spotted cattle are well acclimatized and have good health. It makes good use of natural pastures and grass fodder - silage, haylage.