Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - Bazadais Cattle
The Bazadais is found in the region surrounding Gironde-Landes in France. The exact origins of this breed are unknown but it has been found in this region for centuries. The popularity of the breed began to increase in the late 1800's and steadily increased in numbers until World War II. The Bazadais has been gradually changed from a sturdy work animal into a reputable beef breed.
The Bazadais are long and heavy with the cows standing 135 cm and weighing 650 kg. The average size for the males is 145 cm in height and 950 kg in weight.
Reference:Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.Photographs:
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Pierre Bonard, Ch. des Brulees 54, CH - 1093 La Conversion, Switzerland.