It is widespread in almost all of Piemonte region, but the main farming areas are the provinces of Asti, Cuneo and Turin. It is the most represented meat breed in Italy.

Very docile breed. It is a breed with a marked aptitude for meat production, characterized by adequate somatic development, good daily gains in live weight, and good adaptation to various environments even in modest feeding conditions and good capacity for milk production for calf breeding.

Broad and muscular chest, wide withers, muscular loins, long trunk, rump and thigh for good muscular development. Carcass with little fat and excellent quality of meat with a low percentage of bone.

The prevailing production is the veal with excellent slaughtering yields.