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Albera -cow- France/Spain

(most common name)

(transboundary/brand name):
• Alberes
local/other name (French):
• Massanaise

Albera’ is the Spanish name of an authentic variety of cattle that originated in the Albera Massif of the east Pyrenees between France and Spain. It is very rustic and known for its longevity.

The Albera has three coat types:
• black (Black Alberes)
• fawn (Fagina Alberes) - white to light brown
• crossbred - with an admixture of Swiss Brown

Albera are semi-feral and calve every two years. The calves are born reddish and recent young are displaying all color patterns.

Small herds of Albera can currently be found in the Natural Park of the Albera Massif in the Alt Empordà Region — which is situated in the northeastern most corner of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain.

This page was last updated on: 2023-05-13

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