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Maremmana -cow- Italy

(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Maramane (Albania)
• Raza Maremmana

The Maremmana is a Podolian breed.

The Maremmana was kept semi-wild until the 19th century and ‘difficult’ Maremmana bulls were occasionally used in fights against Corsican dogs.

Former Maremmana varieties include:
Grossetana (extinct)
Roman (? extinct)
Improved Maremmana (stabulata = stabled; ? extinct)

In Albania, a Grey Steppe type known as Mursi was crossed with local breeds. Documentation shows importations of Maremmana cattle from Italy and make it possible that they played a part in the formation of the Mursi (which is now presumably extinct).

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: 2024-01-08

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