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Rätisches Grauvieh
(most common name)

(local/other name):
• Albula
• Albulah Vieh
• Bündner Grauvieh
also named (English):
Rhaetian Grey

The Rätisches Grauvieh began as a composite of diverse Grison mountain cattle strains that, starting in the 1920s, was displaced in Switzerland by crossing with Swiss Brown cattle. However, cattle of this Albula-type was re-imported from Austria in 1985.

The Swiss canton of Graubünden (Grisons in English) is the original home of the Rätisches Grauvieh and Albula is a region within it. This canton borders on the western part of Oberinntal, Austria.

(German) Bündner Grauvieh = Grisons Grey

This page was last updated on: 2020-04-23

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