Cattle breeds: Camargue

Cattle breeds: Camargue


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Origin and diffusion area

Indigenous breed of Provence (southern France) where it is still bred in the wild, both in summer and in winter. It is mainly used for the popular cocarde races in Provence (especially Arles).
The total number of heads raised is around 10-12,000, distributed in a hundred farms (area between the coast, Montpellier, Tarascon and Fos-sur-Mer).

Morphological characteristics

The coat color is dark brown or black.
Small-sized animals: females have an average height of 120 cm and a weight of 200-270 kg, males a height of 130 cm and weight of 300-450 kg.
The horns are long and turned upwards unlike the Spanish bullfighting bulls.

Productive characteristics

Bullfighting breed; the little-fighting animals are used for the production of meat, which obtained the Taureau de Camargue Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) in 2000.

Association de promotion de la viande bovine de Camargue
Mas du Pont de Rousty
13200 Arles (France)

Camargue cattle (photo www.ffcc.info)

Camargue bulls (photo www.ffcc.info)

Camargue bull (photo www.ffcc.info)

Breeding area of ​​the Camargue breed in France


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