, A bull of the Romagnola breed
Country of origin
Italy, provinces of Forlì, Ravenna, Bologna, Ferrara e Pesaro
Dual-purpose, draught and beef
Ivory white, some grey; black skin and switch
Cattle, Bos primigenius
The Romagnola is a breed of cattle from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Romagnola cattle were often used as draught beasts in the past; they are now bred primarily for beef production. They are white or grey with a black-pigmented skin and have upward-curving horns. Calves are born red coated but soon change to grey.
More than 80% of the registered Italian population is in Emila-Romagna; there are small populations in Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Lazio, Lombardy, Le Marche, Puglia, Tuscany and the Veneto. Some animals were exported to Scotland in the early 1970s and today the breed is present in Great Britain, Ireland, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.