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Traits of the breed

The Piemontese cattle breed is a beef breed of medium size that converts forage very well into beef and has a high dressing out percentage. The quantity of commercial cuts is higher than that of bigger-sized breeds. It has very fine bones, a fine and elastic skin, a low quantity of external fat and lean and tender, but tasty meat.

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Standard of the breed

SELECTION AIM

The improvement of the Piemontese bovine breed concerns basically the early maturity of the cattle; this contains the accelerated achievement of the slaughtering age, the weight increase rate, the efficiency of the food conversion, the dressing-out percentage, the characteristics of the carcass, the quality of the meat, calving ease and fertility; together with all this also the milk production is considered in the selection. Furthermore, the improvement concerns eliminating any genetic flaws.

 

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