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Piemontese cattle originate from the region of Piedmont in northwest Italy, a region that is secluded and protected by the Alps mountain range. This area was populated with an ancient European breed of cattle known as Auroch (Bos Primigenius). Descendants of the Aurochs and other domestic European cattle common to the more temperate zones belong to the species of bovine known as Bos Taurus.

Approximately 25,000 years ago, Zebu cattle (Bos Indicus), which were common in tropical areas such as India and Africa, began to migrate from Pakistan, some of which stopped preferring the valleys of the Piedmont region, taking advantage of the natural Alpine barriers.    more...

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