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Istarsko govedo Cattle,Boškarin, Boskarin, Istrian, Buje

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Status: Endangered

Country: Croatia

Home or breeding tract: Peninsula Istra

Morphological characteristics


Body colour: Uni-coloured: grey with light snout and rings around the eyes, black tongue, black palate and vulva (scrotum)

Horns: About 1 meter long, lyre shaped

Morphomtric parameters

Body weight: Adult male 900 kg, female 625 kg

Height at withers: Male 148 cm, female 138 cm

Remarks: High heat tolerance and adaptation to the local karst region; known for longevity and being moderate in nutrition (karst pasture land, browsing, straw).

References

Stojanović S., 2009, “Rare Breeds and Varieties of the Balkan,” Atlas, Waltraud Kugler Monitoring Institute for Rare Breeds and Seeds in Europe: 128-16. [Web Reference]

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