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Pustertaler
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Pustertaler Sprinzen (Austria, Italy)
Pustertaler Schecken (Germany)
(transboundary/brand name):
• Pustertaler Sprinzen
also named (English):
• Pustertal
also named (German):
• Pusstataler
also named (Italian):
• Barà
• Pusterer Sprinzen
• Razza Pusteria

The Pustertaler began in the eastern part of the Puster Valley — which is in the autonomous province of South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in northern Italy.

The entire Puster Valley (Val Pusteria) lies in an east-west direction between Lienz in East Tyrol, Austria and Rio di Pusteria near Brixen in South Tyrol, Italy. Tyrol (aka the Tyrole) is a historical region found in the Alps of northern Italy and western Austria.

The Pustertaler is believed to have evolved from a combination of Eringer, Tux-Zillertal, Simmental, Pinzgauer, and local blond and red cattle. The Vosges is thought to have also played a part in some herds.

The Pustertaler is bred in Austria, Italy and Germany — with Italy having the largest population.

schecken = patches of color
sprinzen = speckles of color


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Austria, Italy and Germany and read about other Italian and German cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.