Italians breeds

Italian breeds of cattle

Origin and diffusion

It belongs to the group of Podoliche. As a bio-type it is different from the Modicana, characterized by a higher production due to more favourable breeding conditions. It is mainly spread in the Palermo province around Cinisi area. At serious risk of extinction.
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 plain black or pied black, white or red with a light coloured bosom.
Moderate size. The horns are first bent sideways then high up.

Economic characteristics

Good rustic way, very apt to milk production; good grazing breed.

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