Why Bazadais?

Bazadais are thriving in the varying Australian conditions, performing well whether fed on grass or grain. This makes Bazadais the perfect choice for Australian beef producers wanting to increase their profits and productivity.

Bazadais cattle have all the exceptional characteristics that Australian producers are looking for in stud cattle, or to infuse with a commercial herd.

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About Bazadais

The Bazadais genetic is ever expanding through the use of imported semen and embryos from France and the United Kingdom.

Bazadais Origin

Bazadais are a pure French breed originating from Bazas in the Bordeaux region of southern France. The climate in this region is hot and arid during summer and severe in winter. The Bazadais strength, mobility and quiet temperament meant they were utilised as a work/draught animal in early farming life. The Bazadais herd book was established in 1895.


Bazadais calves are born a wheaten colour which gradually gives way to a light or dark charcoal colour just before weaning.

Breed Characteristics

Bazadais range in colour from charcoal or dark grey to light grey with a short, fine coat. The calves are born a wheaten colour which gradually gives way to a light or dark charcoal colour just before weaning. The eye, muzzle and mucous membranes are pigmented terracotta while the hoof is small. The calves generally have a high growth rate soon after birth. Bazadais are renowned for their exceptional length, well developed hindquarter and large eye muscle area.

Adaptability

Environmental Adaptability
Bazadais have proven to demonstrate their ability to endure and thrive in the varying Australian climatic conditions from the cooler temperate climate of Tasmania to the hot, arid plains of the Northern Territory.

Bazadais cattle can adapt to various types of feed from the soft, lush pastures of Southern Australia to the harsh Mitchell grass plains of the Northern Territory.

Feed/Fodder Adaptability

Bazadais cattle can adapt to various types of feed from the soft, lush pastures of Southern Australia to the harsh Mitchell grass plains of the Northern Territory. Bazadais clearly can adapt well to feedlot rations given their above average growth rates in feedlots (please refer to Carcase Merits for more information).


Bazadais cows have great longevity and are commonly over 10 years of age in sound condition and breeding healthy calves.

What the Bazadais Breed Offers

Bazadais cattle have all the exceptional qualities and characteristics that beef producers and meat processors in Australia are looking for. Bazadais are very much a superior beef breed that has much to offer beef producers wanting to increasing their profits and productivity. Bazadais have the ability to increase producer’s profits and productivity through their:

  • high growth rates and feed efficiency
  • high dressing percentages
  • younger turn off age

The Bazadais is the butchers’ “perfect carcase” with its consistent balance of outstanding meat quality and quantity. Both of which the consumer is increasingly demanding! Please refer to carcase merits for more information.

  • very high yielding carcases
  • good proportion of marbling
  • even fat layer
  • large eye muscle area
  • exceptional tenderness and flavour

Contact us and we will demonstrate how an infusion of Bazadais into your business can improve your bottom line.

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