Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle — Blonde d’Aquitaine

Location:

Horse and Cattle Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

About:

The Blonde d’Aquitaine breed is actually derived from three different breeds of cattle dating back to the Middle Ages. It originated in south-west France and was first imported to Canada in 1971. Like the Limousin and Charolais breeds, the Blonde d’Aquitaine is named for the part of France from which it comes (Aquitaine). It is called “Blonde” because of its solid wheat colour. Blonde d’Aquitaines have long bodies and are exceptionally strong. They were also used as draft animals.

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