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The Caracu has been present in Brazil since the 17 th Century when the portuguese first imported european breeds. With over four centuries of selection the Caracu emerged as the breed most adapted to the tropical weather of Brazil. Many breeds have influenced its formation including Spanish and African breeds and others such as Ibericus batavicus.
It is said that these original cattle entered Brazil via São Vicente-SP in 1534 and then were raised facing many difficulties - rough forage, diseases, harsh weather and parasites, these cattle were called Creoules. With cross breeding this breed separated into the Yellow-pelage (coat) and the Caracu.   more...

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