The Belgian Blue cattle breed is currently one of the most important beef breeds in the world today. Its popularity and acceptance is based initially on the production of an exceptionally lean, high bone out, high yielding carcase.
Further acceptance of the Belgian Blue is for its outstanding results in cross breeding, culminating in high efficiency, excellent performance, superb carcase quality, enormous carcase yield and most importantly exceptionable temperament. These positives have resulted in tens of thousands of Belgian Blue cross calves being born in Australia each year with producers extremely satisfied.
No other breed has the degree of muscling or extreme high carcase yeild that the Belgian Blue has been selected for.
Originating from Central and Upper Belgium the Belgian Blue cattle attract enormous attention with their magnificent appearance and physique. The most distinctive characteristic lies in the muscle structure, which is now known as 'double-muscling'. The result of this so called 'double-muscling' is much larger volumes of red meat and much reduced deposits of fat.
They are structurally sound, carry their weight with ease and adapt readily to climatic conditions. Belgian Blue herds have now been established worldwide including Europe, America, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Portual, England & Ireland, New Zealand as well as throughout Australia.
Belgian Blue cattle range in colour from pure white, to black, and any degree of blue roan in between. They are rapidly gaining popularity as a terminal sire for use over beef breeds such as Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn and Beef X Dairy vealer mothers.