Asturian Mountain cattle

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Asturian Mountain cattle

Asturian Mountain (Spanish: Asturiana de la Montaña)[1] is a local Spanish breed of cattle, which possess breeding capacity[1] and docility.[1] They are primarily raised in the east of Asturias,[1] in the north of Spain, particularly in the mountain range of the Picos de Europa, including within the National Park of Covadonga. The breed is also known as the Casina[1][2] They are beef cattle and one of three breeds used to produce Casín cheese.[3]

History[edit]

Area where Asturian Mountain cattle are prominent

The official census of Asturian Mountain cattle proceeds from the herdbook, which is managed[4] by La Asociación Española de criadores de ganado vacuno selecto de la raza Asturiana de la Montaña (ASEAMO, 'Spanish Association of breeders of selected cattle of the Asturian Mountain breed') since its creation in 1986.[4]

Breeding and farming[edit]

ASEAMO represents associated farmers in Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Castille-León, Madrid, and La Rioja, Spain.[4]

Commercial output[edit]

Asturian Mountain (Casina) cattle meat has the protected designation Casín beef or meat, and the breed is one of three that may be used to produce Casín cheese.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "La Raza" [The Breed]. ASEAMO.com (in Spanish). La Asociación Española de criadores de ganado vacuno selecto de la raza Asturiana de la Montaña (ASEAMO). 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Spain: Redes" (PDF). UNESCO.org. n.d. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 May 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Denominación de Origen Protegida 'Queso Casín'" [Denomination of Protected Origin 'Casín Cheese']. MAGRAMA.gob.es (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente [Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment]. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "La Asociación" [The Association]. ASEAMO.com (in Spanish). ASEAMO. 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  • "Introducción: Raza Asturiana de la Montaña" [Introduction: Breed Asturian Mountain]. MAPA.es (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino ('Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs'). "Zootecnia: Ganadería: Clasificación de Razas" section. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2013. (This site has been replaced with that of the re-formed ministry, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente.)
  • "Raza bovina Asturiana de la Montaña" [Cattle breed Asturian Mountain]. MAGRAMA.gob.es (in Spanish). Madrid: Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente ('Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment'). "Zootecnia: Ganadería: Razas" section.