Italians breeds

Italian breeds of cattle

Origin and diffusion

It comes from Sardinia. It seems to belong to the Podolico breed. Although it is quite rustic, it is scarcely productive; it is bred in Sardinia in difficult areas.
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 varied, uniform or striped. In females it shades from dark red to light golden red. In males the coat is black or dark red. Black wide muzzle with white shade. Small size.
Height: 110-115 cm
Average weight:
- males: 300 kg
- females: 250 kg

Economic characteristics

Both for meat and milk but low production, its importance lies in its breeding in marginal difficult areas.

Sarda - Cow Sarda - Cow

Sarda - Bull Sarda - Bull

Sarda - Cow Sarda - Coat tiger

Italian version English version Spanish version

Search in web site
Copyright © - Codice ISSN 1970-2620 - Webmaster: Marco Salvaterra - [email protected]