Bordeaux was the home of the Bazadaise cattle breed, and a Bearnais bull from that breed won a competition.
Ramses, a beautiful beast bred at Gaec Lajus, in Coublucq (Pyrenees-Atlantiques), has indeed won the "young male" prize and the "supreme" prize during the national competition for the Bazadaise breed, contested on Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28, 2022 in Bordeaux as part of the Aquitanima show.
Around thirty South-West farms, mostly Gironde or Landes, provided 118 animals. Gaec Bearnais Lajus was awarded four of the ten prizes. Sisi won the title of queen in the "young women" category.
The Bazadaise, which originated in Gironde's Bazas region and the Landes massif, has been brought back to prominence by passionate breeders. It is a working breed with delicious meat. It is easy to raise, resistant and rustic, so it has a bright future.
Imagine if the Bearnaise cow that was saved from extinction by the 2000s experienced the same fate, and a real industry emerged. It is our dream to see a Bearnaise national competition, with breeders from Girondins Poitevins and Creuse.