Cattle Goats Horses Sheep Swine poultry Other Species World Region
You are here: Home / Cattle / retinta

Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science

Breeds of Livestock - Retinta Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Retinta Cattle


retinta1.jpgThe Retinta is the most numerous breed in Spain with a high concentration in Extremadura and West Andalucia, where the breed originated.  The breed is dark red with a black nose and hooves and lyre shaped horns.  The Retinta originated from a combination of Andalusian Red, Extremadura Red and Andalusian Blond.

The Retinta are work and beef animals with the primary current selection for beef production.  Their size and development vary substantially from region to region, with light colored animals being found in the coastal areas.  The largest variety is the Tamerone, with is selected and bred at Las Lomas Finca in the region of Cadiz.

Retinta cows are typically 136 cm in height and 380 - 590 kg in weight.  Bulls are larger and stand 141 cm with a weight range of 660 to 1000 kg.

Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.

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


SENASA Argentina, Carlos Moruzz, Coord. área Internet

We are currently searching for additional photographs or slides of this breed. Additional submission information.


[Cattle Breeds || Breeds of Livestock || Animal Science Home Page || Comment ]

updated Monday, January 24, 2000


We are currently looking for high resolution pictures of any of the breeds.
Please mail your original copies with our email form

Please provide a description of this breed as well

NOTE: The form can also be used for Comments, Suggestions, and Corrections.

Project initiated April, 1994 - Initial web site opened February 22, 1995

Copyright © 1995-2015 Oklahoma State University Board of Regents. All rights reserved.