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rnrnIt comes from thernprovince of Naples; today only few hundreds heads of cattle are bred in thernAgerola, Pagani, Gragnano areas. It is the result of crossbreeding of Holstein,rnBrown and Jersey with local stock.


rnThe breed is at risk of extinction, has suffered a considerable reductionrnthroughout the years because of the frequent replacement crossbreeding with thernItalian Holstein.

rnrnSince 1985 thernRegistry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limitedrndiffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds atrnrisk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there arernthe following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlina,rnCabannina, Calvana, Cinisara, Garfagnina, Modicana, Mucca Pisana, Pezzata Rossarnd’Oropa, Pinzgau, Pontremolese, Pustertaler, Reggiana, Sarda, Sardo-Modicana,rnVarzese.

rnrnThe color of therncoat can vary from brown to black with a ridge of light hairs around thernmuzzle, which is dark as well, medium sized light-colored horns, bent sidewayrnand forward.

rnrnrnMeat and milkrnproduction are of high quality, although they can vary according to therndifficulties of the breed to adapt to difficult or marginal surroundings.

rnrnContent and PhotornCredit: Agraria.orgrnrn



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