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The ancestors of the [[breeds|breed]] Romagnola (pronouced 'Roma - nola') were the Bos primigenius podolicus - a wild ox which lived on the Italian peninsula, and to a great extent, from the Bos primigenius nomadicus, a bovine originating in the Euro-Asian steppes, which came to Italy during the fourth Century A.D. with the Gothic invasion led by Aginulf.  
 
The ancestors of the [[breeds|breed]] Romagnola (pronouced 'Roma - nola') were the Bos primigenius podolicus - a wild ox which lived on the Italian peninsula, and to a great extent, from the Bos primigenius nomadicus, a bovine originating in the Euro-Asian steppes, which came to Italy during the fourth Century A.D. with the Gothic invasion led by Aginulf.  
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The Romagnola is ivory to light grey in colour with black pigmented skin including the muzzle, horn tips, hooves and tail switch. They are horned which are lyre-shaped in cows and half-moon shaped in bulls - a distinctive characteristic. Their colouring helps them in hot climates and they grow dense coats in winters.
 
The Romagnola is ivory to light grey in colour with black pigmented skin including the muzzle, horn tips, hooves and tail switch. They are horned which are lyre-shaped in cows and half-moon shaped in bulls - a distinctive characteristic. Their colouring helps them in hot climates and they grow dense coats in winters.
  
The Romagnola is a robust animal showing marked evidence of thickness and muscularity the bulls weighing approximately 1250kg and the cows 750kg.
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A study of its proportions, (the rib cage is at least as deep as the distance from the brisket to the ground), places the Romagnola among the meso branchy-morphous breeds.
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Early maturity is characteristic of the breed and mother cows are the foundation. Romagnola have always been selected for maternal characteristics, resulting in early maturing and highly fertile females. Their milk production heritability evaluates to be approximately 40 percent.
 
 
 
Romagnola cows are well known for their ease in calving. Calves are sturdy, alert, and are usually up and nursing quickly after birth. Romagnola milk is rich and produces weaning age calves that weigh 500 to 700 pounds at 205 days. The udder is well tucked under her and the teat placement is correct.
 
 
 
The top line and hindquarter are the areas where the beef producing ability of the breed is most obvious.
 

Latest revision as of 01:17, 13 March 2013

The ancestors of the breed Romagnola (pronouced 'Roma - nola') were the Bos primigenius podolicus - a wild ox which lived on the Italian peninsula, and to a great extent, from the Bos primigenius nomadicus, a bovine originating in the Euro-Asian steppes, which came to Italy during the fourth Century A.D. with the Gothic invasion led by Aginulf.

The Romagnola is ivory to light grey in colour with black pigmented skin including the muzzle, horn tips, hooves and tail switch. They are horned which are lyre-shaped in cows and half-moon shaped in bulls - a distinctive characteristic. Their colouring helps them in hot climates and they grow dense coats in winters.

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