The Marchigiana is a breed of cattle native to Italy. Originating specifically in the Marche region the Marchigiana is a large breed kept for beef today. Prior to the 1950s it was also bred for draft work as oxen. The Marchigiana was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by crossing native Podolian cattle with the Chianina and Romagnola breeds. Today it still bears a close confirmational resemblance to the Chianina though it is not as tall.