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Plain, agile, rustic, energetic and robust, the Vosgian Cow is particularly suited to the Vosges harsh mountainous conditions. Even though they were very common in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, only 3,000 cows remained in the Seventies. Breeders’ sheer will and the Plan of Action to preserve the Vosgian Breed brought cattle numbers to over 10,000. These thoroughbred cows have strong physical assets. Of average size, with black flanks, and a white back and stomach, the Vosgian Breed has a speckled and irregular coat. While it appreciates diversified fodders and natural meadows from the Vosgian valleys, it is also content with poorer altitude pasture lands, where blueberries and heathers thrive alongside red fescues, fine bent grass, arnica or Vosgian pansies. Rocky and steep soils do not scare this seasoned walker with reliable and strong hoofs. Fertile, of easy calving, it does not cost much in vet bills, and lives very long. This cow is an ideal compromise between productivity and breeding ease. A good dairy producer, the Vosgian Cow yields between 3,500 and 4,500 kg of milk per year, rich in protein and fat, and acclaimed for its great cheese-making qualities. It perfectly fits the needs of breeders who produce the Munster Géromé.

The Vosgian Cow also gives great meat, tasty, fine, and marbled. Its fine bones and muscles are sought after by meat producers all over.


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