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Belgian Blue Cattle

Overall satisfaction

2.5/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Female

Appearance

0/5

Temperament

0/5

Health

2/5

Growth rate

5/5

Calving ease

0/5

Tolerance for heat

2/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Commercial value

3/5

Belgian Blue Cattle

By

United States

Posted Apr 13, 2015

My husband and I considered raising specialty lean beef, for awhile. So we got a few Belgian Blue cattle. Belgian Blues are not pretty. In fact they are quite ugly to look at because of their unique muscle development. These cattle are double muscled. (Not kidding.) It is a genetic mutation. That makes their meat extremely lean. Their meat also has a distinct flavor. Kind of a venison and beef cross.
The problem with Belgian Blue cattle is that they are expensive to come by. They are expensive because they are not a lot of them around. Their reduce numbers are due to the fact that cows have extensive, severe problems calving. Most of the time, a C section is required to save the calf and sometimes it is impossible to save the mother. This means huge vet bills. We do not raise this breed, now, because of that.

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