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Breeds of Livestock - Oropa Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Oropa Cattle

Oropa

Also Known By: Pezzata rossa d'Oropa

The breed is found in the region of Biella, Piedmont in Italy. They are a dual-purpose breed, a larger version of the Aosta breed with Simmental breeding also introduced. They are typically red pied with a white head.

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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