The Gascon Breed is the natural choice for all round production in today's challenging climate. Their ability to produce quality calves in difficult conditions gives them the versatility to fit into any cattle production system.
Their origin in the French Pyrenees with its harsh climate and limited low quality forage has led to the selection of cattle whose qualities include:
- Ease of calving and production of one calf per year
- Production of calves with good beef conformation and good growth rates
- Efficient feed conversion rate
- Suitability for crossing
The Gascon is officially classed as a medium-sized, hardy suckler cattle breed. The cows are grey in colour, while the calves are born red, turning grey at around 4 months of age. The bulls are grey, shading to black underneath.