Alpine Gray Cattle

Italy

Trentino Alto Adige

Breeds and animal husbandry

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Alpine Gray Cattle

Alpine Gray Cattle (or grigio alpina in Italian) are among of the oldest inhabitants of the Alps. Raised in marginal, extreme environments, like high-altitude farms, Theycan adapt perfectly to difficult mountain conditions. Of medium size and weight, this breed has robust limbs and particularly strong hooves. The coat is pale gray, with darker shading. Hardy and frugal, it has an innate instinct for seeking the best forage and will venture up to remote pastures that are inaccessible to other cattle breeds.

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Season

Cheese is made from Grigio Alpina milk during the summer pasturing period, from June to September, and ages from 2 to 12 months. Kaminwurz and smoked beef are produced year-round.

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The number of Alpine Gray Catlle has declined significantly throughout the Alps. Like other native cattle breeds, it has been decimated by the restrictive animal-husbandry policies of the past and the more recent spread of intensive farms, which guarantee high yields but are not in harmony with local area. The Presidium wants to support the farmers to help them increase the quality of their milk and meat.

Production area
Alpine areas, Bolzano and Trento Provinces

Presidium supported by
Bolzano Chamber of Commerce, Bolzano Autonomous Provincial Authority, National Association of Alpine Gray Cattle Breeders
Agriturismo Fiordibosco
di Graziano Lozzer
Valfloriana (Tn)
Frazione Sicina, 55
tel. +39 0462 910002-329 0125349
info@agriturfiordibosco.com
www.agriturfiordibosco.com

Maso Prener
di Andrea Giovannini
Baselga di Pinè (Tn)
Frazione Rizzolaga
tel. +39 340 5428531-320 2357902
info@malgastramaiolo.it
www.malgastramaiolo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Christina Müller
Tel. +39 0471 980490
info@grigioalpina.it, c.mueller@grigioalpina.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator

Angelo Carrillo
tel. 339 8189965
angelo.carrillo@tin.it
The number of Alpine Gray Catlle has declined significantly throughout the Alps. Like other native cattle breeds, it has been decimated by the restrictive animal-husbandry policies of the past and the more recent spread of intensive farms, which guarantee high yields but are not in harmony with local area. The Presidium wants to support the farmers to help them increase the quality of their milk and meat.

Production area
Alpine areas, Bolzano and Trento Provinces

Presidium supported by
Bolzano Chamber of Commerce, Bolzano Autonomous Provincial Authority, National Association of Alpine Gray Cattle Breeders
Agriturismo Fiordibosco
di Graziano Lozzer
Valfloriana (Tn)
Frazione Sicina, 55
tel. +39 0462 910002-329 0125349
info@agriturfiordibosco.com
www.agriturfiordibosco.com

Maso Prener
di Andrea Giovannini
Baselga di Pinè (Tn)
Frazione Rizzolaga
tel. +39 340 5428531-320 2357902
info@malgastramaiolo.it
www.malgastramaiolo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Christina Müller
Tel. +39 0471 980490
info@grigioalpina.it, c.mueller@grigioalpina.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator

Angelo Carrillo
tel. 339 8189965
angelo.carrillo@tin.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionTrentino Alto Adige

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CategoriesBreeds and animal husbandry