Direction of use
Blonde Aquitaine is a beef breed with a good meat forming ability as well as a low level of fat. Animals of this breed are undemanding, robust, adaptable and resistant to extreme temperatures and high rainfall.
Statistics & Distribution
- Austria: 4,700 animals
- Breed proportion in Austria: 0.24%
This breed is widespread in its country of origin, France, especially in the southwest, as well as more recently in all major meat producing countries in the world, especially the U.S, Argentina, Brazil and Australia. Breeding populations can also be found in most countries of Central Europe.
Ø Beef performance:
|Daily weight gain (g)|
|200 days||365 days|
|M||1 169.6||1 135.6|
Control farms (Herds): 44
Height (cm, Ø): 150
Weight (kg, Ø): 800
Animals in control farms: 1,411
Registered cows: 505
1962: This breed was created by grouping the Blondvieh races: Garonnaise, Quercy and Blonde des Pyrenees. These foundation breeds were originally kept as working cattle.
1972: First imports to the U.S.
1980s: First Blonde d `Aquitaine in Austria