Alentejana Cows

About Alentejana CattleAbout Alentejana Cattle

Alentejana cattle are energetic and gentle bovines from the Alentejo region of Portugal. They are raised for meat production and as draft animals. They are similar to the Retinta cattle breed found in Spain. Alentejana cattle are golden red with long horns. 

Both the Mertolenga and Southern Crioulo cattle breeds from Brazil originated from the Alentejana cattle breed.

Alentejana cattle have the protected geographical status of DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) from the European Commission