Italians breeds

Pisana - Mucco Pisana
Italian breeds of cattle

Origin and diffusion

Its origins are in the low valley of Serchio in the Tuscan province of Pisa. Seemingly, this breed was born around the half of the nineteenth century from Bruna and Chianina breeds.
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

Dark brown to black coat. Black mucosa and wide muzzle with white glow. Harmonic animals, quite tall but medium size.

Economic characteristics

Suitable for milk and meat, prevailing milk production; rustic breed.

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