Bordelais

It was thought that this breed had completely disappeared about 30 years ago, when some cross-bred (but descended from the original breed) animals were discovered in several parts of southwest France.

The program initiated by the 'Conservatoire des Races d'Aquitaine' quickly produced results. This farm
took on several cows and some bulls. The first of these bulls was selected out for artificial insemination.

The Bordelais is a dairy breed which originated from Dutch and Breton blood. Largely extinct since the 1960's because they were replaced by the Friesian.

Reference:

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Ferme Conservatoire de Leyssart, Theres Kohler & Dominique Massoubre, Leyssart, F - 33660 Puynormand ,05 57 49 62 82, info@ferme-conservatoire.com

Photographs:

Ferme Conservatoire de Leyssart, Theres Kohler & Dominique Massoubre, Leyssart, F - 33660 Puynormand ,05 57 49 62 82, info@ferme-conservatoire.com

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added February 27, 2002