The Aubrac breed

Differential characteristics of the breed

• Well-suited to the extensive type of rearing.

• Excellent tolerance of drastic temperature changes.

• Shows great hardiness during long-distance marches.

• Sublime milk productivity.

• Easy calving.

• High percentage of twin calving.

• Takes up large amounts of rough feeds.


Average index of our livestock efficiency

Index Bulls Cows
Birth weight (kg) 38-40 35-37
Mature animal weight (kg) 900-1200 600-800
Weight gain (gram/day) 1100-1200 800-1000
Age at the first calving (months) - 26-30


This modern breed is completely adapted to the extensive type of rearing. Regular calving and the easiness of keeping the herd allows considering the Aubracs one of the most effective dam breeds used for the purpose of rearing beef cattle of pure- and crossbreeding with bulls of meat breeds (especially with Charolais).

The Aubracs have always been reared in the mountains where they were forced to gain significant weight in the poor vegetation pastures, and where they are normally kept for three quarters of a year. This diet results in a exquisitely aromatic beef, even if not the most tender.

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