The Pinzgauer cattle breed
is named for the province
from which it comes in Austria
; the first records
of its existence there are from the seventeenth century
. It is a very well-liked breed
, because it usually does not suffer from the two conditions ranchers
find most difficult in other breed
s: eye disease
s (particularly eye cancer
, which is one of the most reprehensibly disgusting things imaginable) and problematic calf births
, which require the sort of manual assistance
portrayed in City Slickers
. They are also fairly indifferent to insect
Pinzgauer also posess excellent musculature, and their meat is well-marbled and popular with beef distributors.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.