(most common name)
• Raça Bovina Arouquesa
The Arouquesa, a triple-purpose breed, supposedly gets its name from the municipality of Arouca (Terras de Arouca) in northern Portugal.
The Arouquesa is thought to have evolved from a mixture of Barrosa, Mirandesa and Minhota. Although they resemble the Mirandesa, they have longer horns (probably thanks to the Barrosa).
Well adapted to their mountainous environment, it is said: “The Arouquesa has settled where the Friesian cow cannot climb.”
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