About Maine Anjou Cattle
Maine-Anjou cattle originated in the northwestern part of
France. Their name comes from the Maine and Anjou river valleys.
They are one of the largest cattle breeds developed in
France, with mature bulls weighing from 2200 to 2700 pounds on the average.
Mature cows will range from 1500 to 1900 pounds. They are a very dark red with
white markings on their head, belly, rear legs, and tail. Black and roan are
also seen. White on other parts of their bodies is also common.
The first Maine-Anjou imported into North America came to
Canada in 1969. These cattle were then introduced to the United States through
artificial insemination. The Maine-Anjou Society Inc. was incorporated in
Nebraska in 1969.
Maine-Anjou are often used as a terminal cross and club calf
sire. The females have a good disposition, growth rate and excellent frame.