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The Mirandesa is the native [[breeds|breed]] of Portugal, it is also known by names such as Frieiresa (in Spanish) and Ratinha.
 
The Mirandesa is the native [[breeds|breed]] of Portugal, it is also known by names such as Frieiresa (in Spanish) and Ratinha.
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They are used as a draft breed and also for beef production. Even in the late 1970's these animals were still being used to pull fishing boats from the water.
 
They are used as a draft breed and also for beef production. Even in the late 1970's these animals were still being used to pull fishing boats from the water.
  
This breed is light to dark brown in colour with a curly fringe of hair on the head. Mirandesa females average 133 cm in height and 550 kg in weight and are a lighter colour than the bulls. The males stand 143 cm tall and weigh 900 kg. Both sexes have short, broad heads with large white horns which grow outward and bend down and then forward, with dark tips.
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In portugal the beef of this breed is highly valued because of its great taste and texture, to ensure its authenticity it has a system of checks for certification and traceability of Mirandesa meat.
 

Latest revision as of 23:30, 12 March 2013

The Mirandesa is the native breed of Portugal, it is also known by names such as Frieiresa (in Spanish) and Ratinha.

They are used as a draft breed and also for beef production. Even in the late 1970's these animals were still being used to pull fishing boats from the water.

References