Maine Anjou cattle
Maine Anjou cattle (known as the Rouge des Prés in France) originate from north west France. The Maine Anjou is the result of crossing Durham cattle from England with the Mancelle from France. The resulting breed was named after the Anjou and Maine river valleys.
Originally a dual purpose animal, today breeders of Maine Anjou tend to focus on its high quality meat. That being said, the breed is often milked in France.
Maine Anjou were first imported into Canada and America in the late 1960s. It is continuing to thrive in these countries.
Maine Anjou pros
The breed is quick to fatten and well muscled. They are excellent beef producers. The meat is well marbled and flavoursome. Maine Anjou are large cattle. Cows can reach a weight in excess of 850 kilos. Bulls weigh 1000 – 1400 kilos. Their size and fattening ability make the breed a popular choice in cross breeding programs. This is a docile breed.
Maine Anjou calving ease
Maine Anjou make good mothers and calving is easy. Mothers produce good quality milk, so calves are well nourished and reach high weaning weights.
Maine Anjou characteristics
Maine Anjou are usually dark red with white patches. The white markings are normally present on the head, tail, rear legs and underside. More uncommon are black or roan variations. The breed can be horned or polled.
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Maine Anjou cattle for sale and many other breeds
Dairy cattle for sale
David Clarke Livestock supply many other breeds of dual purpose cattle. These include; British White, Danish Red, Dexter, Kerry, Fleckvieh / Simmental, Red Poll, Montbéliarde, Norwegian Red, Rotbunt and Welsh Black.
Beef breeds that can be sourced and supplied include; Aberdeen Angus, Aubrac, Beef Shorthorn, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Charolais, Devon, Hereford, Highland, Limousin, Longhorn, Parthenais, Piedmontese and Salers.