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Gascon Cattle - The Beef Up Breed

Origin
 
Origin
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.
Advantages
 
Advantages
The Gascon has an ideal coat that is resistant to external influences that allow it to flourish in varied climatic zones.
Characteristics
 
Characteristics
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.
Selection
 
Selection
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.
Aptitudes
 
Aptitudes
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.
Reputation
 
Reputation
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.

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