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Piedmontese cattle [[breeds|breed]] originate from the region of Piedmont in northwest Italy, a region that is secluded and protected by the Alps mountain range.
 
Piedmontese cattle [[breeds|breed]] originate from the region of Piedmont in northwest Italy, a region that is secluded and protected by the Alps mountain range.
  
The Piedmontese is generally white to light grey in colour with the muzzle (including inside the mouth), around the eyes, ears, tassle of the tail, hooves and horns being black. At birth the coat colour of the calves is of a deep pale fawn.
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The breed is of medium size with fine bone structure ,confirmation is broad and muscular with a medium sized dewlap. The cows generally weigh around 550-600 kg, at birth the calves weigh on average from 40 to 45 kg.
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Piedmontese cattle are docile and highly fertile, they exhibit excellent mothering instincts, ample milk yield, and longevity; often producing for greater than nine years. Calving ease is a result of the delay in the manifestation of the double-muscling, usually occurring several weeks after birth. Combined with a light bone structure this results in long slim calves.
 
 
 
The milk production of the Piedmontese is sufficient to suckle the calf; this as a consequence of the double-purpose selection applied on the breed in the past. Some of the Piedmontese breeders use the milk for cheese production. The cheeses "Castelmagno", "Bra", "Raschera" and many of the "Tome" coming from the valleys of the region Piedmonte are produced with Piedmontese milk.
 

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Piedmontese cattle breed originate from the region of Piedmont in northwest Italy, a region that is secluded and protected by the Alps mountain range.

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