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1624 – The First Cattle Brought to New England Arrive at Plymouth Colony

The first cows were brought to Plymouth colony in 1624.

“The cattle present in 1627 in Plymouth included black, red, white-backed and white-bellied varieties. The black cattle may have been of a breed or similar to those today called Kerrys. Kerry cattle are descended from ancient Celtic cattle and were originally native to County Kerry Ireland.”