The Blonde D’Aquitaine is a breed of beef cattle originating from the Aquitaine district in south west of France. 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. The animals are quite docile, good mothers and body structure promotes more muscle in areas that offer best cuts of meat. The meat is quite lean and tender. And of course, Blondes have more fun!
When Norman’s great grand daughter started showing cattle in the 4H and open classes at agricultural fairs, a search was started for good beef animal traits. The farm’s first Blonde female was purchased in 2003.
Recently the farm has acquired Limousin and Lim Flex cattle. Limousin cattle are a breed of highly muscled beef cattle originating from the Limousin and Marche regions of France. Lim-Flex cattle must be 25 to 75 percent Limousin and 25 to 75 percent Angus or Red Angus. Most Limousin cattle have a coloration that varies from light wheat to darker golden-red and most recently have bred them black in color.
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