Aubrac bull weighing a massive 1250kg steals the show in Tullamore

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    To meet Poupeii, 10l/pedigree Aubrac bull, weighing in at a massive 1250kg seen yesterday at tullamore show.
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To meet Poupeii, 10l/pedigree Aubrac bull, weighing in at a massive 1250kg seen yesterday at tullamore show.

The owner Alfie Hanbridge form Stratford-An-Slaney in County Wicklow said that the bull continues to work on his farm and will continue to do so for some time. Poupeii was too heavy to compete in this year show no Weight-appropriate class for him, so was caught outside of the ring at the show.

This breed comes from the province of Auvergne, South of France and especially in a small town called Aubrac.

Auvergne is mountainous and, as a rule, worse, the topography is not suitable for grain production. The traits selected for in the breed reflect the Auvergne; winter hardiness, milk production and productive grass-fed cattle are strong characteristics of the breed, what the breed is gaining popularity in Ireland.

The Aubrac breed is usually fawn in color with different shades, ranging from light tones of wheat to dark brown on the head and neck of the animal. This is more pronounced in intact males where the head is almost black. This breed is a medium frame, well muscled and strong, of sturdy build, with short sturdy legs for the mountain regions.

The weight of an average adult bull is 900 to 1200kgs and an average cow weighing 550 to 800kgs, calves at birth weigh from 35 to 40kg.

This breed can feed on rough forage such as grass, hay and a good finish. Maternal qualities of fertility, calving ease and milk quantity is highly valued in the Aubrac breed.

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