Breed Specifics


    • Easy calving - Calves generally have low birthweights, but muscle up at around two weeks of age. Live weight gains of Blonde cross calves are impressive.
    • Rapid growth - Hybrid Vigour and Blonde genetics combine to give exceptional growth under many conditions.
    • Excellent feed Conversion - There are strong links between high growth rates and feed conversion efficiency.
    • Temperament - Blondes are very docile cattle, and are quite easy to handle. This feature flows on into both the feedlot and grass finishing situations where quiet cattle which take to feed quickly are needed to reduce costs and finishing time. They are also very intelligent cattle.
    • Length of carcase – The additional length typical of the breed increases the ratio of saleable meat..
    • High retail meat yield - Blondes provide a very high percentage of saleable meat from a carcass because of their high meat to bone ratios and minimal fat with animals having reached a meat / bone ratio of 66.7%. There are also a better proportion of higher valued cuts.
    • Heat tolerant - Blondes have already proven themselves in the hottest Queensland climates, (and the cold of Tasmania and New Zealand). They are found flourishing in hot and humid climates all over the world.



    Blonde d'Aquitaine Society of Australia & New Zealand Inc.

    Agricultural Business Research Institute

    University of New England

    Executive Officer: John Thomas

    Armidale NSW 2351, Australia 

    Phone: +61 2 6773 3126

    Fax: +61 2 6772 1943

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