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Apulian Podolian - young bull - Italy

Apulian Podolian
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Podolica
(transboundary/brand name):
• Podolica
(local/other name):
• Podolica italiana
• Razza Podolica italiana

The Apulian Podolian is thought to be influenced by the importation of East European Podolian cattle into Italy starting in the 14th century.

There are four different strains:
• the Pugliese (Podolica Pugliese) from Puglia
• the Lucanian (Podolica Lucana) from Basilicata
• the Calabrian (Podolica Calabrese) from Calabria

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


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.