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Belgian Blue Cattle

Belgian Blue Cattle

Other name(s):
 Race de la Moyenne et Haute Belgique; British Blue Cattle; Belgian Blue-White; Belgian White and Blue Pied; Belgian White Blue;
Blue and Blue Belgian

Scientific name: Bos taurus

Country / Place of origin: Belgium

History: Belgian Blue Cattle are a beef breed which were developed in Belgium in the late 19th century. The Belgian Blue is believed to have been created by crossing local cattle with Shorthorn cattle from the United Kingdom, and also with Charolais cattle. Belgian Blue Cattle are known for their sculpted, heavily muscled appearance, which is known as "double muscling". This is a trait shared by the Piedmontese Cattle.

The British Blue Cattle is the name for Belgian Blues in the United Kingdom which have been slightly modified to promote natural calving.

Owners say:
strong mothering instinct, hypnotic blue quality, distinct flavor, double muscled, heavier
difficult calving, huge vet bills
genetic mutation, specialty lean beef, unique muscle development
Overall review
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3.3 (2)
My husband and I considered raising specialty lean b...
Review by: PeggyG (17) April 13, 2015 17:23
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We acquired two Belgian blue heifers during the 1980s...
Review by: DLlE (137) September 27, 2012 08:57
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Habitat (1 video)
Belgian Blue Bull Grazing in spring time
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Learn About (2 videos)
Belgian Blue Bull-Bigger, Stronger, Faster
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Meet the Super Cow
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