breed is proving itself in Britain, providing high quality beef from
commercial stickler herds, as well as when used on Holstein/friesians,
from which the heifers are particularly sought for suckler replacements.
breed originated in mid West France and occupies an area from the
borders of Brittany to the Charente Bassin. The birth area is “La
Gâtine” around the Town of Parthenay. (Deux-Sèvres
- France) The development number of the breed is localised in the
North West of France (Poitou - Charentes and Pays de Loire).