Italians breeds

Lariana or Goat of Livo
Italian breeds of goats

Origin and diffusion

This goat comes from the western side of Como Lake, from Livo valley (Como – Lombardia). The origin is unknown, it belongs to the European alpine breeds. It is spread in western Lario and nearby areas.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Height at the withers: 72 cm
- Male: 60 kg
- Female: 45-50 kg

The coat is variously coloured: plain–black, brown, red or yellow – or pied. Horns: present or absent, ibex-like or ‘markar’,that is, backwards and wide apart. Although the milk production is quite good, it is mainly reared for kids.

Lariana Lariana (photo Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia)

Lariana o di Livo Male of Lariana o di Livo (photo Luigi Brambilla)

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