Italians breeds

Italian breeds of goats

Origin and diffusion

This breed belongs to the alpine goat from Val Chiavenna (province of Sondrio – Lombardia), where it is commonly reared; very suitable to mountainous grazing.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Height at the withers: 75-80 cm

Variously coloured with short hair coat, with horns. A dairy breed, it is reared for meat as well (kids and animals to the final stage). A typical by-product is “Viulìn de càvra de Ciavéna” from salted spiced thigh and shoulder, aged for 2-3 months.

Ciavenasca Goat Ciavenasca (photo R.A.R.E.)

Provincia de Sondrio

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