farm there is a herd of breeding cows called Podoliche.
Cattle breeding Podoliche (“is a breed of cattle characterized
by a mantle of gray” ) have originated, according to one of the
most accredited hypothesis ,from cattle arrived in Italy
following the barbarian invasions, especially the Huns and the
name Podoliche derives from the name of a region of Ukraine.
It has a widespread distribution area ,extended to the whole of
southern Italy, with significant variability in the size and the
coat that goes from white to dark gray .Robust animal, frugal
and well adapted to poor pastures, bushes, and is characterized
by docility, good attitude and maternal reproductive career.
Currently left out his ability to work, the podolica is used for
milk and meat.
It produces a very rich milk fat, which gives the Caciocavallo
Podolico, prince of cheeses spun.
The meat, tasty, has a content of lipids (fats) and cholesterol
slightly lower, but the pasture gives a lot of Conjugate
Linoleic Acid (CLA) which is one of the most important healthy
quality of this kind of meat.
There currently are about 30,000 subjects enrolled in the herd
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