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Pezzata rossa italiana
(most common name)

(transboundary/brand name):
• Italian Red Spotted
(local/other name):
• Simmental Friulana
also named (English):
Friuli-Simmental
• Improved Friuli
Italian Red Pied
• Italian Simmental
• Red Pied Friuli

The Pezzata rossa italiana is a locally derived breed — ‘derived’ meaning that local cattle were improved in stages.

In this case, it was the crossing of the local Friuli cows with imported Swiss Simmental bulls.


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.