Milking Shorthorn Society
Until the early
1990's, they were known as Dual Purpose Shorthorns in Canada, but this name was
changed to reflect the changing genetic focus of the breed. Canadian Milking
Shorthorns also have cousins all around the world, known by many different names.
The breed is known as Dairy Shorthorn in the United Kingdom, while the Australian
Illawarra breed is largely founded on Milking Shorthorn genetics with some other
red breed influences. The United States and New Zealand also have growing
populations of Milking Shorthorns.