Junqueira cattle

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The Junqueira cow is a cattle breed from Brazil that is the result of crosses between Caracu and other Brazilian varieties.[1] It is of the subspecies Bos taurus ibericus.[2] The breed has been raised since the 18th century, but only about 100 remained in 2005. However, it has been cloned in the laboratory by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation.[3]


  1. ^ Issa, É.C.; W. Jorge; A.A. Egito; J.R.B. Sereno (2009). "Cytogenic analysis of the Y chromosome of native Brazilian bovine breeds". Archivos de zootecnia. 58 (221): 93–101. ISSN 0004-0592. 
  2. ^ McManus, C.; E. Prescott; G. Paludo; E. Bianchini; H. Louvandini; A. Mariante (February 2009). "Heat tolerance in naturalized Brazilian cattle breeds". Livestock Science. 120 (3): 256–264. doi:10.1016/j.livsci.2008.07.014. 
  3. ^ "Brazil clones endangered bovine species". ABC News. 21 May 2005. Retrieved 10 February 2010.