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Apulian Podolian -young bull- Italy

Apulian Podolian
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
(transboundary/brand name):
• Podolica
(local/other name):
• Podolica italiana
• Podolica pugliese
• Razza Podolica italiana

The Apulian Podolian consists of a group of Podolian-type breeds found in the south of Italy — mainly in Basilicata, Campania, Puglia and Calabria.

The Apulian Podolian was traditionally used for draught and milk. Although beef characteristics are being developed, many farmers still select for milk. Caciocavallo Podolico is a traditional cheese still made using its milk.

Apulian Podolian cows are also often used as a maternal breed and mated with:

Apulian Podolian varieties include:
Calabrian (Podolica Calabrese; from Calabria)
Companian (Calabrese, Podolica Compania; from Compania)
Pugliese (Podolica Pugliese; from Puglia)

Apulian Podolian extinct varieties include:
Abruzzese (Podolica abruzzese di montagna)
Lucanian (Lucana, Podolica Lucana)
Venetian (Pugliese del basso Veneto)

Podolian cattle breeds have calves born with a fawn to reddish coat that turns grey or white after about five months of maturing.

This page was last updated on: 2023-05-14

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