Like the Marchigiana, Romagnola were brought to Italy in the fourth century A.D. by the Goth tribes, where they were bred with native Chianina and grew accustomed to the rough terrain along Italy's Adriatic coast. However, while the Marchigiana are thought to have Asiatic lineage, the Romagnola are believed to posess partially Indian ancestry (the Goths wandered around quite a lot, and brought their livestock with them).

As a result of their disparate genetic composition, the Romagnola are well-suited to most climates and environments, and are capable of sustaining beef production and herd growth in any number of circumstances.

This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.

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