Bazadaise & British Blue Cattle
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Bazadaise Cattle

British Bazadaise sign at Goose Green Farm. British Bazadaise Herd sign.British Bazadaise

Don, Dyllis and their son Steven have been breeding Pedigree Bazadaise cattle for many years.

Their suckler herd has grown and we are now introducing cross-breeding with British Blue cattle.

Our Pedigree Bazadaise bull, Heggerscale Adam, has become famous around the world through the export of his semen to places as far as America and Australia. Please Contact Us for more information.

History

The Bazadaise ( pronounced Baz-a-day) originated from the South-west of France in the middle ages, where the breed got its name from the historic town of Bazas. It has been used for agricultural and forest work, both in the lowlands and the Haute Pyrenees, proving to be an exceptional working breed due to its toughness and vigour, even in the most extreme conditions.

Characteristics

Bazadaise Bulls are generally dark grey in colour with a lighter saddle. Cows, on the other hand, are a lighter grey and often slightly shaded in wheat colour. Calves are born wheat colour and turn darker after weaning. In all cases, the muzzle and eyes are light and clear. They have exceptional length, good muscular development and a fine bone structure.

Calving

The Bazadaise calves are born small and are alert and mobile soon after birth. They weigh typically 35-42 kg, which allows for easy calving, as muscling develops after two weeks. The cows are quiet natured and make excellent mothers and generally have a calving interval of fewer than 380 days. The calves are intelligent and easy to manage with consistent conformation and rapid growth rates (average 200kg at four months).

Cross Breeding

Bazadaise bulls have proven their worth on all breeds for beef. Undoubtedly Bazadaise represents the best option for farmers in today’s demanding market. Providing lean, succulent, tasty beef.

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