4. Researches concerning the Romanian Pinzgau risk status evaluation

Author: Răzvan Popa, Dana Popa, Consuela Roibu

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Pinzgau breed or Pinzgauer is called after its region of origin (place Pinzgauer, near Salzburg, Austria) and is a mountain breed of cattle. The breed appeared in the 19th century from local mountain breeds and was developed in three directions: traction, milk and meat. In Romania, Red Pinzgau breed formed after absorption crosses made between local breeds of cattle (Grey Steppe and Mocăniţa) and Pizgau of Austria, since the second half of the nineteenth century, and black Pinzgau named “Cow of Dorna” by crossing local cattle with various mountain improved breeds (Pinzgauer, Mölltal, Zillertal, Dux-Zillertal, Dutch, Brown, etc.). Transylvanian Pinzgau breed has a sound constitution, lively temperament, docile character, precocity mediocre, high longevity, good capacity of adaptation, resistance to disease and weather. Has a multilateral skill (milk, meat, traction). These things are the main reasons why race should be kept in a form of active conservation. Moreover, in order to preserve the tradition and traditional products in Romania, is required to maintain this breed and even the formation of its national park.