Italians breeds

Italian breeds of cattle

Origin and diffusion

It is bred in the provinces of Cagliari and Oristano; it is the result of a cross on a Modicana instead of a Sarda: A few thousands heads are registered.
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 colour of the coat is wine red with some black areas (the ridge of the ears, around the eyes) up to complete black; darker shades in males.
Medium size horns, which are bent first sideway then high up, with a dark tip.

Economic characteristics

It is mainly apt to milk production.

Sardo-Modicana - Cow Sardo-Modicana - Cow

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