About Blonde d’Aquitaine Co-Operative
The Irish Blonde dAquitaine Breed Co-Operative was founded in in 1974 and the first Blondes were imported in July, 1975. Following a careful evaluation of the breeds intrinsic merit as a producer of top quality beef. Twenty breeders imported 250 specially selected females and 6 bulls in 1975. Most of the top French blood lines are seen in the pedigrees of Blonde cattle in Ireland with the Twenty breeders imported 250 specially selected females and 6 bulls in 1975.
Most of the top French blood lines are seen in the pedigrees of Blonde cattle in Ireland with the Irish Society continually sourcing the best new blood lines available thereby ensuring that the top class quality of Irish Blonde cattle will continue. There are now approximately 150 members who own about 350 pedigree cows.
About the Blonde d’Aquitaine Breed
Blonde d’Aquitaine is a breed of beef cattle originating from the Aquitaine district in south west of France embracing the area of the Garonne valley and the Pyrenees. The breed is a combination of three local strains, the Garonnais, the Quercy, and the Blonde des Pyrenees.
Blondes were predominantly draught animals until the end of the Second World War. This resulted in their muscle development, hardiness and docility. They were always hardy, lean animals with light but strong bone structure. Blondes show some variation of color ranging from almost white to tan.
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