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Ganado de casta - cow - Spain

Ganado de casta
(local/other name)

(most common name):
(transboundary/brand name):
Fighting Bull
(local/other name):
Ganado bravo
• Raza de Lidia

The Ganado de casta is known for being a noble breed that also adapts well to harsh conditions.

The Ganado de casta belongs to the Fighting cattle group and the Iberian Black cattle group.

Iberian Black cattle have:
• a head profile that is straight or sub-concave (curving inwards slightly)
• long horns which spread out sideways and then curve forward, having sharp upward-bent points
• a deep chest with a heavy dewlap
• high withers
• a long back, dipping a bit in the middle
• light hindquarters
• long, strong legs

Iberian Black cattle are often sexually dimorphic (i.e. having two distinct forms) which is exhibited by the bulls being much heavier than the cows.

The Ganado de casta females are known for being very maternal.

You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Spain and Fighting cattle and read about other Fighting cattle and Spanish cattle breeds.

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