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Breeds of Livestock - Reggiana Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Reggiana Cattle


Also known by: Formentina

The Reggiana is found in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy.  They are red to yellow-brown in color with light muzzle and black-tipped horns. Adult males weigh on average 650 kg and females 500 kg with an average wither height of 145 cm and 140 cm respectively. The milk from this breed is popular for cheese making due to the high levels of k-casein B allele in its milk and for its reproductive qualities and good adaptation to marginal land.

Contact: Provincial Breeders Association; Reggio Emilia 421, Via Bojardi 4/a; Italy

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Domestic Animal Diversity Information System, FAO

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