Sykia is the second Greek cattle steppe breed.

In the following decades the breed was studied by “Amalthia Network”, a pure herd of Sykia cattle was identified at Olympiada (Chalkidiki) and certified by the Thessaloniki CAGR. In 2015 with funds provided by SAVE Foundation, “Amalthia Network” founded a new Sykia breeding nucleus in Perdika Thesprotia.


Morphological Traits

Sykia are medium size cattle.


Productivity traits


The population of the breed is considered ‘Endangered’ (2019).


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