Gascon Cattle - The Beef Up Breed
The Gascon is officially classed as a medium-sized, hardy suckler cattle breed and was born and bred in the Pyrenees mountain region of France as early as the 16th century.
The Gascon has an ideal coat that is resistant to external influences that allow it to flourish in varied climatic zones.
The Gascon breed has many characteristics that make them unique from any other breed of cow. They have developed into a beef breed that is widely used in its native region and is progressively spreading across the European Union.
There are presently 300 breeders in the Gascon UPRA. The first genealogical herd-book dates back to 1865 and 45% of the current total population of the cows are foundation stock.
The Gascon is able to walk for extreme distances in search of grass at the top of the summer pastures in the Pyrenees due to the outstanding quality of its hooves.
The Gascon is known for its unequal resistance to variation in diet, as well as being a hardy breed that produces exceptional award winning beef that has a distinctive flavor and unrivaled tenderness.