Aubrac are a moderate-framed, highly maternal breed from
southern France that were developed centuries ago for production of
The Aubrac region supports little grain production, so
economic reality has propelled selection for productive and efficient beef
cattle. As the U.S. industry moves toward more moderate-framed, deeper-bodied
and practical cattle, Aubrac cattle have caught the attention of many
cattlemen. Developed in an all-forage environment in a remote area of southern
France, the Aubrac breed has placed strong emphasis on cows that calve on a
regular basis -- or they leave the herd. Maternal calving ease is exceptional.
Cows have sound udders and optimal milk production for our major beef producing
areas in the United States.
Aubrac cattle will complement British cattle and add muscle
in the resulting crosses. They are not as heavily muscled as extreme
continental cattle, and therefore avoid the problems associated with those
genetics, including calving difficulty and reduced carcass quality.