The Blonde d'Aquitaine breed has been established in the UK for over 30 years and continues to gain much respect from commercial farmers be they suckler producers or dairy men.
The breeds principal attributes are ease of calving and excellent growth rates, terminating in a carcase with a very high killing out percentage and an exceptionally high ratio of lean meat to bone. These claims have been substantiated in an ADAS review of all the recorded data worldwide over the past 10 years.
The breed is widely distributed throughout the UK and Northern Ireland and thrives well in both the harsher climes of the north and the sunnier south.
There are approximately 8000 registered breeding cows in the U.K. and these are owned by the 600 membership, registrations of new births should total 2,500 this year and the Society is maintaining this steady growth in numbers of around 1-2% increase per year.