The Piedmontese breed
, from (logic
ally enough) the Piedmont
region in Italy
, are thought to actually have descended from Aurochs
's original ancestor
) and Zebu
(an ancient Pakistani
strain) about 20,000 years ago.
They remain Italy's most popular beef breed, and are also fairly popular in other nations, where there climate-adaptibility serves them well.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.