The Savoiarda (Tarina or Tarantasia) i san old Italian breed belonging to a branch of the French breed Tarantaise. As to a census of half twentieth century there were about 12,500 heads only in the province of Turin, particularly in Susa Valley.Today this breed has undergone a great decrease, although some heads from the old Savoiarda breed still survive.
Dark golden red coat shading to tawny, particularly in the young head that have a quite dark colour which gets lighter when growing older. Dark grey wide muzzle, white yellowish elliptical horns with black tip.
- males: 600-800 kg
- females: 400-450 kg
- males: 125-130 cm
- females: 117-122 cm
Both apt for milk and meat, prevailing milk production, though.
Savoiarda (photo Laura Grandin)