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Blonde Aquitaine

This cattle breed is completely light in colour to wheat coloured, large framed and extremely long. Light areas occur around the eyes and the muzzle and on the bottom side of the torso. The lower part of the legs is also brighter. The muzzle and the mucosa are pink. The animals are very well muscled in all meat- bearing parts and have a fine fundament and a thin skin. The horns are wax-yellow with dark tips.

Blonde Aquitaine auf der Weide

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
F 1 076.6 948.0

Control farms (Herds): 44

Height (cm, Ø): 150

Weight (kg, Ø): 800

Animals in control farms: 1,411

Registered cows: 505

Origin: France


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