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Garfagnina - heifer - Italy

Garfagnina
(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Grigia appeninica
• Montanara
• Modenese di Monte
• Nostrana
• Razza Garfagnina

The Garfagnina is a Podolian breed.

The Garfagnina originated in the Apennine Mountains (Appennini in Italian) of Italy and was once a triple-purpose breed — used also for work but now raised only for milk and beef.

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

(Italian) Grigia appeninica = Grey Apennine
(Italian) Modenese di Monte = Modenese of the mountains
(Italian) Montanara = mountain
(Italian) Nostrana = local


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Italy and read about other Italian cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.