Blonde d’Aquitaine Cattle

The Blonde d’Aquitaine is a popular breed of beef cattle that originated in Aquitaine, France. It is found mainly in the Garonne valley and the Pyrenees. It was developed by crossing local breeds, the Garonnais, the Quercy and the Blonde des Pyrenees.

In the late 1900s, the breed was imported to other parts of Europe as well as Canada, Australia and the United States where large populations of the breed is found.

The breed is muscular, hardy and lean. The bone structure is light but strong deriving from being a draught animal until the end of World War II. The color of the breed varies in a range of almost white to a tan.

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