The Jochberg bumblebee - an endangered native livestock breed 06.07.2021

Commemorative stamp july Jochberger Hummel

The Jochberger Hummel is a variant of the Pinzgauer cattle, which is no longer bred much in Austria. The commemorative stamp of the new series "Rare breeds of livestock" shows the brown-white cattle, which is hornless due to genetic reasons The first hornless Pinzgauer calf was born in 1834 in Aurach near Kitzbühel, a village that used to belong to the municipality of Jochberg and where the Pinzgauer cattle are still bred today.
However, hornless cattle were not particularly popular in the past, as they were not suitable for harnessing in oxen yokes. The robust and good-natured animals owe their name to the insect of the same name which is said to be defenseless and unable to sting.
The hide of the Jochberger Bumblebee is chestnut brown and characterized by a broad white stripe across the withers, back, thighs, belly and chest. They are well adapted to difficult sites and ideal for suckler cow husbandry. The so-called dual-purpose breed is kept for meat and milk production. Their meat is of very high quality, fine-grained and delicately marbled. Today, purebred Jochberger Hummels are only bred on a few farms in Salzburg and Tyrol. As of July 10, the new value will be available at all post offices, at and from Österreichische Post AG's collector service. The stamp with a face value of EUR 1.00 will be sold with a circulation of 360,000 stamps in sheets of 10.

series: Rare breeds of livestock
value: 1.00 Euro
first day of issue: 10.07.2021
stamp size: 40.00 x 27.45
graphic design: Kirsten Lubach
printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B. V.
offset printing
quantity: 360,000 stamps on mini sheets of 10 stamps

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