Just a side note... We should all be thankful that they didn't breed cattle seriously in Poitou-Aunis.

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The Maine-Anjou Breed

The Maine-Anjou (in French: Maine-Anjou, Rouge des Prés) is a breed of cattle originating in the Anjou region in West France. It was created by the Viscount Olivier de Rougé (see House of Rougé) in 1908 in Chenillé-Changé. It is primarily raised for beef production. Fulblood  Maine-Anjou are red and white, Purebreed can be red and white ,black and roan and be polled or have horns. They are a large breed, with bulls weighing 998 to 1406 kilos (2200 to 3100 pounds), and cows 680 to 862 kilos (1500 to 1900 pounds). They were first imported live to Canada in 1969, and then later into the -United States through artificial insemination. The Maine-Anjou evolved as a dual-purpose breed, with the cows used for milk production and the bull calves fed for market, but they are now used mainly as beef cattle.