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Breeds of Livestock - Cachena Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Cachena Cattle

Cachena

cachena-web-1.jpgThis breed is similar to the Barrosa and is found in Entrino, South Orense and Galicia in Spain.  The Cachena has a mature weight of the females of 255 kg and only 112 cm tall and males stand 114 cm and weigh 375 kg.

The Cachena is not a dwarf but a miniature with a well-proportioned body and big lyre-shaped horns.  These animals live on poor granite soil and are very hardy.

Reference:
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.

Photographs:
Professor Ricardo Rodríguez Iglesias, Departamento de Agronomía, Universidad Nacional del Sur, 8000 – Bahía Blanca, Argentina

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