Italians breeds

Italian breeds of cattle

Origin and diffusion

It was once spread in the Tuscan Appennines; today only few heads are bred in the Calvana and Mugello mountains to the east of Prato. It is considered to be within the bio-type of Chianina Breed, from which it differs in the smaller size due to a more difficult breeding environment.
Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlina, Cabannina, Calvana, Cinisara, Garfagnina, Modicana, Mucca Pisana, Pezzata Rossa d’Oropa, Pinzgau, Pontremolese, Pustertaler, Reggiana, Sarda, Sardo-Modicana, Varzese.

Morphological characteristics

The coat is white porcelain.
Pigmented black wide muzzle.
Hoofs and black horn tips.

Economic characteristics

It was applied to meat production and farming activities.
It is suitable to difficult grazing.

Calvana - Bull Calvana - Bull

Calvana - Bull Calvana - Bull

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