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Breeds of Livestock - Bergamasca Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Bergamasca Sheep


bergamasca-1.jpgAlso Known By: Bergamasker, Gigante di Bergamo, Bergamacia(Brazil)

The Bergamasca is found in the Lombardy region of Italy.  It is the basic breed of the Lop-eared Alpine group and is polled.  It is coarse wooled meat breed.  The Bergamasca is the foundation of the other Lop-eared Alpine breeds and of Fabrianese, Pavullese, Perugian Lowland and Zakynthos.


Mason, I.L. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 1988

Carlos Eduardo Azevedo Souza, Brazil

Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italia, Corso G. Pella, 16, 13900 Biella Italy


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