About Sarda Cattle
Sarda cattle come 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.
he 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.
Both for meat and milk but
low production, its importance lies in its breeding in marginal difficult
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