This breed is found in the region of Alentejo, Portugal. Used for meat production and as a draft animal, it is similar
to the Retinta breed found in Spain. The Alentejana is golden red with long horns.
The Mertolenga and the Southern Crioulo from Brazil originated from this breed.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.