Bali cattle

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Bali cattle
Banteng Domesticated Bali Bull.PNG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
B. j. domesticus
Trinomial name
Bos javanicus domesticus

The Bali cattle (Bos javanicus domesticus) also known as Balinese cattle are a domesticated form of the Javan banteng. Bali cattle were an important source of meat and were used for plowing. Bali cattle is a cattle breed originated in Indonesia.


Bali cattle have been introduced to East Timor, Java, Malaysia and Australia as livestock. In the Northern Territory of Australia, they have escaped from captivity and roam in large herds damaging crops.