An Irish dairy cow which calves easily and has a long productive life.
It is descended from the cattle of the early Celts who developed them as milking animals. The milk has small fat globules so is digestible and good for cheese making.
Kerry cattle are active, hardy and thrifty and being small and light are ideal for boggy, hilly or difficult ground.
Kerrys were popular in Great Britain from the late nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century. Sadly the British Kerry had died out by the late 1960s.
They were reintroduced in small numbers from Ireland during the 1970s.