About Garfagnina Cattle
Garfagnina cattle are
from Garfagnana (province of Lucca.- Tuscany). It seems it comes from the
primitive Podalica. It has undergone a serious decrease after the World War II.
It only counts few hundreds heads today. It is a free grazing breed.
Since 1985 the
Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited
diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk
of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the
following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlina, Cabannina,
Calvana, Cinisara, Garfagnina, Modicana, Mucca Pisana, Pezzata Rossa d’Oropa,
Pinzgau, Pontremolese, Pustertaler, Reggiana, Sarda, Sardo-Modicana, Varzese.
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