The new breed is called the “humanized cattle.”
It will be produced by a California-based company called Livestock Dynamics, and it’s a blend of dogs and cats.
The company says it is the first breed to have its genes sequenced and will have its genetic characteristics fully tested for health, performance and longevity.
It’s not clear when the breed will be available.
The new breeder will be working with California Gov.
Gavin Newsom and other state officials.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the California State Assembly, Governor Newsom, and the California Department of Animal Care and Control on this program,” said John Mottram, the company’s president and chief executive officer.
“With the approval of the Assembly and Governor, this project will be allowed to go forward.”
The company will produce a breed called the Cattle Breed, which it says is an “informalized hybrid breed.”
But Livestocks Dynamics also is working on a hybrid breed called Cattle Husky.
Its breed, also called the Dog Breed, is “an informalized hybrid that is a mix of two breeds: a large domestic dog with a smaller crossbreed of domestic dogs,” according to a press release.
The breed is designed to be used for beef and dairy production, with a blend that can handle up to 50 percent less water and be easier to raise.
“Cattle Huskies are well-adapted to a variety of environments, including the wild and indoor environments of the cattle herd,” the company said.
The Cattle Breeder will produce Cattle Dogs and Cattle Hybrid Dogs, according to the press release, and both breeds will be able to compete in the upcoming U.S. beef industry competition, which begins in June.
Both breeds are also used for poultry production.
In addition to the cattle breed, Livestros Dynamics will produce breeds for livestock handling, beef and poultry.
“The goal is to have an excellent, efficient and safe breed,” Mottrams said in the company release.
“These breeds will allow us to offer our customers better product for our customers.”
The California Department for Fish and Wildlife says the new breed will help reduce the state’s water footprint by at least 30 percent.
But some people are skeptical that the breed can make a difference.
“What’s the point?
Why are we wasting water?
And are we going to save it?” asked Dana Gorman, a public health specialist at the California Public Utilities Commission.
“People don’t know much about the animal kingdom and don’t want to have a conversation about it,” she said.
“There’s so many other things that we can do to reduce water.”
But Gorman said she hopes the breed has a positive impact on the industry.
“This is a great opportunity for the industry,” she told CBS News.
“It’s really the future of beef production, so it’s great to see that.”
Mottams said he hopes the company can make some headway with California regulators.
“Our goal is just to get them on board and let them know that we have a very viable product that is not going to kill us in the long run,” he said.