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Arouquesa - cow - Portugal

(most common name)

(local/other name):
• Raça Bovina Arouquesa

The Arouquesa, a triple-purpose breed, supposedly gets its name from the municipality of Arouca (Terras de Arouca) in northern Portugal.

The Arouquesa is thought to have evolved from a mixture of Barrosa, Mirandesa and Minhota. Although they resemble the Mirandesa, they have longer horns (probably thanks to the Barrosa).

Well adapted to their mountainous environment, it is said: “The Arouquesa has settled where the Friesian cow cannot climb.

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This page was last updated on: 2020-04-24

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