The good quality of milk and the exploitation strategies
also supported by the Ministry of Agriculture ad Forest Politics and by the
Emilia Romagna region had determined a constant population increase and
currently the head of cattle has reached 2,300 units present in 179 farms.
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.
The breed is characterized by the red wheat color coat (the color
of the wheat’s with dark or pale changings, more or less toned down in the
inside parts and in the lower limbs, at
the eyes edges. The subjects of this breed have a good size, long trunk, a
solid plant skeleton, and quite long head always very distinct.
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