A large French breed
, Maine-Anjou are named for the river valley
s in which the breed
was developed. They are dark red
spots around the head
and facial features
Their feed conversion rate, the ratio of food they consume to the weight they acquire, is excellent, especially for a breed of their size. As a result, Maine-Anjou are frequently cross-bred with other cows in an effort to extract this valuable trait.
They were introduced in America in the past three decades, almost entirely through artificial insemination.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.