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Breeds of Livestock - Bergamasca Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Bergamasca Sheep

Bergamasca

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.

Reference:

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

Carlos Eduardo Azevedo Souza, Brazil

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

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