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Breeds of Livestock - Parthenais Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Parthenais Cattle

Parthenais (Par-Ten-A)

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Parthenais existed in western Europe for hundreds of years with the official French herdbook being established in 1893. 100 years later the Canadian herdbook was established.


Docile, reddish buckskin cattle with black pigmentation. Calving ease consistent with traditional North American values.

Market Appeal

  • Statistics show Parthenais to be highly productive, fertile producers.
  • High cutability.
  • Expected to prove out lower in calories, fat and cholesterol while retaining excellent flavour and tenderness.



Parthenais Breed Associations and Registries

The photographs and information contained on this page are provided courtesy of the Paul Berry, R-GATE Parthenais, Fisher Branch, Manitoba, Canada




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Updated June 6, 1996


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