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Curraleiro - bull - Brazil

Curraleiro
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Curraleiro-Pé Duro
(local/other name):
• Corral crioulo
• Crioulo nordestino
• Goias
• Pé duro
• Sertanejo
also named (English):
• Corral Criollo
• Hard Hoof Criollo

The Curraleiro is thought to have started with the Beiroa being brought to northeastern Brazil by Portuguese settlers.

The Curraleiro has strong hooves and feet.

(Portuguese) Pé duro = hard hoof

The Curraleiro belongs to the Criollo cattle group.

Criollo cattle: Northwestern Blond Iberian Spanish cattle became Canary Island cattle — some of which were brought by Columbus in 1493 to Santo Domingo (which is now the capitol of the Dominican Republic).

More and more cattle were brought by Spanish ships and these cattle then spread throughout the islands of the Caribbean and became known as Criollo cattle.

It was into Mexico in 1521 that Criollo cattle were brought to the mainland for the first time (supposedly from Santo Domingo) — and it’s from Mexico that the Criollo then spread into the Americas.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Brazil and read about other Brazilian cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.