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Alpine Hérens - heifer - France/Switzerland

Alpine Hérens
(historical breed name)

(local/other name):
• la race Alpine Hérens

Alpine Hérens’ is now a historical breed name for the Swiss Hérens found in France. As of 2018, the most common name used is simply ‘Hérens’ and the transboundary/brand name is Swiss Hérens.

‘Valdotaine Chatagnée’ (also Valdôtaine Chatagnée) has been identified incorrectly as a breed name for the Swiss Hérens found in France. Valdotaine Chatagnée is another name for the Aosta Chestnut.

Valdôtain is a dialect (patois) spoken in the Aosta Valley of Italy which is bordered to the west by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France and to the north by Valais, Switzerland (origination of the Hérens breed).

(Valdôtain) chatagnée = chestnut


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® France and read about other French cattle breeds.

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