Lineback cattle are a rare breed, listed "critical" by
the American Livestock Breed
Conservancy, There are only around
150 animals nationwide. They are are medium-sized cattle, and
have historically been used for dairy, beef and oxen.
Although these cows descended from several early breeds a century
ago, the Randall family of Sunderland, Vermont, kept them in isolation
for so long that they became their own breed.
a promotional and conservation web site for these rare cattle and contains
a history of the breed, contact information for breeders, and