Carne Mirandesa DOP

Description: The Carne Mirandesa PDO beef is made with bovine meat of Mirandesa breed. It’s a meat with fat evenly distributed and light pink color to light red color.

Production method: The cows are reared in traditional in system, between the cultivated fields and the marshes from north-eastern of Trás-os-Montes region.

Distinctive features: The Mirandesa Breed has genetic features that associated to the natural diet gives to the Carne Mirandesa PDO beef distinct organoleptic qualities such as its flavor and succulence.
This beef can be sold as: “carne de vitela” from cows slaughtered between 5 and 9 months old and “carne de novilho”, cows slaughtered between 10 and 18 months old.

Production area: Carne Mirandesa PDO is produced in the municipal areas of Bragança, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Miranda do Douro, Mogadouro, Vimioso and Vinhais, in the Bragança district.

History: The first bibliographic reference of Mirandesa cattle breed backs to the 1286, made by D. Dinis. In this document the king of Portugal recorded Mirandesa cattle in the Freixo municipality in Trás-os-Montes region.
Then, in 1870, Bernardo Lima described this animals being from Planalto Mirandês, emphasizing his physic characteristics as the corpulence, the strength and the weight.
In 1959 is formulated the regulation of Genealogic Book of  Mirandesa cattle breed and in 70 decade is developed the book “Cattle from Portugal”, where is described this breed.

Product specification (pdf)

Product specifications in analysis (pdf)

Geographical area

Producer group
AGROPEMA - Cooperativa Agro-Pecuária Mirandesa S.C.R.L

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TRADIÇÃO E QUALIDADE - Associação Interprofissional para Produtores Agro-Alimentares de Trás-os-Montes

Control plan
Control plan (pdf)

Publication in EU official journal
Reg. (CE) n.º 1263/96 - L163 02.07.1996

Publication in the Portuguese official journal
Aviso n.º 19153/2018 (2ª série), de 20.12.2018
Aviso n.º 2601/2005 (2ª série), de 15.03.2005

Aviso n.º 4947/2011 (2ª série), de 18.02.2001
Aviso n.º 4263/2001 (2ª série), de 20.03.2001
Aviso n.º 4264/2001 (2ª série), de 20.03.2001
Aviso n.º 4949/2011 (2ª série) 18.02.2001
Despacho n.º 35/94 (2ª série), de 04.02.1994
Aviso, de 04.02.1994