british type genetics
British Blue Genetics
* Semen and embryos collected to export standards.
British Breeders imported Belgian Blues into the UK, in the early 1980’s. They recognised their future importance to the modern commercial beef market, being fine boned, heavily muscled, docile animals with tremendous growth potential, leading to a very high percentage of saleable meat.
British Breeders have selectively bred the ‘British Type’ of Belgian Blue, with great emphasis being placed on:
* Ease of Calving.
This has resulted in the breed now enjoying the distinction of being a NUMBER
ONE for AI use as a terminal sire in the UK. The experience of British dairy
farmers using Belgian Blues over many years for easy calving, fast finishing
cross-bred stock has led beef farmers to follow their example. Now, with
ever greater use of the independent, unbiased BLUP recording data, breeders
know that they can rely on a British Belgian Blue sire to produce cattle
for a wide range of conditions and management systems.