Another herd book was started in 1882 in charolles. Mar 1, 2019 1the abondance is a mixed race breed of cattle which originated in the high valleys of hautesavoie, france. At the beginning of the 20th century, the aubrac breed was widespread in the southern and eastern areas of the central. With the mechanisation of agriculture in the twentieth century, numbers declined. Use the simple search function to find your used cattle for sale amongst 24 ads. The breed was nearly extinct as recently as the early 1970s but, like the laguiole knife, it was resuscitated by the regions enterprising farmers. The first genealogical herdbook dates back to 1865 and 45% of the current total population of the cows are foundation stock. Aubrac s need for movement to find water and food in harsh terrain, winds, and huge fluctuations in temperatures shows the endurance of the aubrac. The aubrac also known as laguiole originates from the auvergne in southern france, specifically a small town called aubrac.
The aubrac region supports little grain production, so economic reality has propelled. Aubrac is a small village in the southern massif central of france. In france, aubrac cattle were introduced into terrain that was weedinfested, difficult and neglected, and deserted by other breeds. Lucie aubrac 19122007, of catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a lyon girls school and newly married to raymond, a jewish engineer, when world war ii broke out and divided france. Francis and janet butler culvin, streete village, co. The shows helped to set the standards of the breed in its colour, appearance and abilities.
Follow the herds to their summer pastures mountain towards laguiole nasbinals or brameloup. Part and parcel of this hardiness is excellent maternal qualities. Aubrac meat cooked over a wood fire, regional products market and show producers aubrac. In 1840, the agricultural society of aveyron was created, and the aubrac herdbook was initiated in 1892. The breed attained international importance after world war ii. A register of the particulars of the pedigree, status and performance of eligible aubrac pedigree cattle here after known as the animals. The aubrac breed is a moderateframed, highly maternal breed from southern france that was developed centuries ago for production of foragebased beef. The breeders were judged on the quality of the cheese they produced and the look of their animals. In the 1960s there were still more than 250 000 head. Aubrac breeding seems to have started in the 17th century when a benedictine abbey was established on the plateau. Search 422 listings of used cattle for sale by private parties and dealers. In 1938 she earned an agregation of history, and in 1939 she married raymond samuel, who became known as. I went to france in 1995 and had a look at the aubrac. The development of the aubrac breed started during the 17th century at the benedictine abbey of aubrac, in the south of the central massif in france.
Use the simple search function to find your used cattle for sale france amongst 4 ads. During the 20th century more efficient selection methods further improved the quality of the breed. In 1840 the agricultural society of auvergne was founded, later replaced when the herd book for the aubrac breed was created, in 1893. Herdbook limousin agricultural service boisseuil 14. The aubrac makes optimal use of the natural forage available on the farm, dieting on hay in winter and grazing grass in summer as it climbs to mountain pastures at over 1,000 m in altitude. Lucie samuel 29 june 1912 14 march 2007, born lucie bernard, and better known as lucie aubrac french pronunciation. Search 25 listings of used cattle for sale by private parties and dealers. It was formerly used mainly as a draught animal, but in modern times is reared for beef. The first cattle registered in the genealogic records of the breed go back to 1894. The herd book was established in april 1894 and every registered animal can be traced back to this book. At the beginning of the 20th century, the aubrac breed was widespread in the southern and eastern areas of the central massif and even in the mediterranean regions. The french connection how the aubrac breed has gone from.
Limousine, is a french breed of beef cattle from the limousin and marche regions of france. Scea pontonnier elevage aubrac, marclopt, rhonealpes, france. The present herd book in france was started in 1883. See more ideas about beef cattle, dairy cattle and cattle. Aubrac cattle for sale from david clarke livestock limited. Though the breed was decimated by the allied invasion of normandy during world war ii, there are currently 3 million normandes in france. And in case you are confused by aubrac the region, aubrac the village and aubrac the cheese, you might note that the beautiful local breed of cattle also goes by the name of aubrac. Dont miss these top restaurants during your visit to laubrac. Aubracs need for movement to find water and food in harsh terrain, winds, and huge fluctuations in temperatures shows the endurance of the aubrac. Wifi and parking are free, and this hotel also features a restaurant. Herd book rules pedigree irish aubrac cattle breed society. Aubrac cattle is well adapted to harsh climatic conditions but its milk and meat production is fairly low.
The full french pure bred herd book class, as with all european union eu member countries herd books, is controlled by eu legislation. Search for used cattle for sale france on agriaffaires. The irish aubrac cattle breed society limited, here after known as the society, shall maintain one or more registers as follows. Lag du herd book aura lieu le 9 aout 2019 a pierrefort cantal. The upra aubrac has delegated to the union aubrac the application of the selection plan and the management of the herd book. Throughout the twentieth century, advances in technology have made selection methods very efficient and have clearly improved the quality of the breed. After centuries of breeding selection by french monks, it was decided to open a herd book in 1893. Description they are mediumsized, with the female weighing in at between 580 and 680 kilograms kg and standing 1. They were combined in 1919 as the charolais herd book. The french herd book people brought me to see some herds, but we could not work out at that time how to.
The beef has a high marbling, superb tastes, tenderness with a high bone to meat ratio with very little waste. Historically, aubrac cows were milked to produce laguiole cheese to this day aubrac cattle are also known as laguiole. The upra aubrac is in charge of defining a selection plan whose guidelines are directly related to the economic conditions of the environment of the cattle raiser. In 1893, the herd book for the aubrac breed was created.
They are golden brown in color with a white head apart from the eyes, underside of the abdomen, and extremities of its. After the revolution and the napoleon era had concluded, and after a necessary period of recovery and calm, the true work of improving the livestock was continued. In 1840, the agricultural society of aveyron was created, and the aubrac herd book was initiated in 1892. The name is also applied to the surrounding countryside, which is properly called laubrac in french. Cows spent the winter in the farm and gave birth to calves. Herd profiles archive pedigree irish aubrac cattle breed. In france, two full french herd book classes exist, namely pureblood pur sang in french, also translated to fullblood and pure bred race pure in french. Catherina cunnane interviewed sarah glories, in order to receive an insight into her family farm, which consists of a herd of blonde daquitaine and aubrac cattle, that is run by her father patrick and his uncle christian, in the north department of tarn, in france.113 443 770 23 2 405 1516 462 1237 1160 360 757 552 485 1335 1529 1453 514 701 748 1147 1180 794 1389 915 1343 153 815 541 1061 953