(most common name in English)
(most common name):
• Tiroler Grauvieh
• Tyrolean Grey
• Alpina grigia (Italy)
• Grauvieh (Albania/Italy)
• Grey Alpine
• Grigio alpina (Italy)
• Oberinntal (Albania)
• Oberinntaler Grauvieh (Austria)
• Valbona (Albania)
The Tyrol Grey, used for both dairy and beef, is a composite dating back to 1820 of the Austrian population of the Allgäuer (which was also found in neighboring Bavaria) and these local strains:
• 1924 - various Tyrol Grey breeding societies joined together
• 1926 - Tyrol Grey herdbook established
• 1986 - Tyrol Grey exported to Rwanda for experimental crossing with Watusi cattle
Currently, Austria has both a conservation breeding program and cryoconservation in use for the Tyrol Grey.
The Tyrol Grey can also be found in:
• Albania (imported continually since the 1950s)
(German) Oberinntaler Grauvieh = Oberinntal Grey
This page was last updated on: 2023-09-25
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