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Breeds of Livestock - Alentejana Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Alentejana Cattle

Alentejana

Also Known As: Transtagana

This breed is found in the region of Alentejo, Portugal. Used for meat production and as a draft animal, it is similar to the Retinta breed found in Spain. The Alentejana is golden red with long horns. The Mertolenga and the Southern Crioulo from Brazil orginated from this breed.

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