Retinta

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Retinta cattle breed come in varying shades of red with black nose and hooves, white lyre shaped horns, they are strong medium sized cattle. Retinta cows are typically 136 cm in height and 380 - 590 kg in weight. Bulls are larger and stand 141 cm with a weight range of 660 to 1000 kg.

Their size and development vary substantially from region to region, with light colored animals being found in the coastal areas. The largest variety is the Tamerone, which is selected and bred at Las Lomas Finca in the region of Cadiz.

The selection project Retinta is about improving the beefing qualities of this hardy breed while retaining all of its natural abilities such as heat tolerance, parasite and disease resistance, maternal instincts with adequate milk, calving ease, fertility, longevity.

Its colour and its natural tendency to shed its winter hair in the spring leaving a thin and soft skin, contribute to their tolerance to strong sunlight and high temperatures.