The Piemontese is a native Piedmontese bovine breed originally with a triple attitude. Today it is mainly used for meat, in particular for the presence of a muscular hypertrophy of the thigh (called fassone or double thigh ), and still represents a characterizing element of the Piedmont area.
Today the Piedmontese breed is mostly bred in the provinces of Asti, Cuneo and Turin.
It is now mainly used as a specialized breed for meat with a high slaughter yield and high percentages of first class cuts.
The work it provided in the past has been replaced by agricultural mechanization, while specialized cattle breeds are used for the specialized production of milk.
Compared to other meat breeds, however, milk production is higher and often, once the needs of the calf have been covered, the farmer has a surplus that is generally destined for the production of typical cheeses of the region such as toma, Castelmagno or Raschera.
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