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Maine Anjou cow and calf

The Maine-Anjou (in French: Maine-Anjou, Rouge des Prés) is a breed of cattle originating in the Anjou region in West France. It is primarily raised for beef production. Maine-Anjou are red and white (sometimes black or roan) and have horns. They are a large breed, with bulls weighing 998 to 1406 kilos (2200 to 3100 pounds), and cows 680 to 862 kilos (1500 to 1900 pounds). They were first imported live to Canada in 1969, and then later in to the -United States through artificial insemination. The Maine-Anjou evolved as a dual-purpose breed, with the cows used for milk production and the bull calves fed for market.

This breed is found in many countries: Canada, USA, the Russian Federation, Argentina, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Maine-Anjou cattle are- - Docile breed. - Hardy breed: in hard times it makes good use of available feed. - Very early sexual maturity: this breed can calve at a young age, from 24 months. - Excellent for cross breeding with any other breed of cattle, as they typically have small calves, with rapid growth, which makes excellent vealers with improved returns $$$$. -An efficient breed: excellent milk production means it dominates French breeds for the weight at weaning of its progeny - Heavy breed: has the highest carcass weights, gives great value to cull cows or heifers.

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