Belgian Blue

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A breed of cattle with more than the usual allotment of muscle, due to a knockout mutation of the growth factor myostatin


having some relationship to Belgium.

Belgian barge dog
Belgian black pied cattle
black, Belgian dairy cattle.
Belgian blue
dual-purpose cattle; blue, white or blue roan. Bred by crossing Dutch Friesian with British Shorthorn. Calves are large and dystocia common.
Belgian canary
one of the oldest breeds of canaries, popular in the Victorian era. Characterized by a straight, upright back, but lowered head and neck so the shoulders are the highest point.
Belgian cattle dog
Belgian fancy
long, slim canaries with flat chests, long necks and tail feathers, with an unusual posture of the head drooping down and a semicircular silhouette. Called also Slims, Scottish Fancy.
Belgian hare
not a hare at all, but a breed of rabbit. It has a long, fine body and a deep red, tan or chestnut agouti coat.
Belgian horse
heavy draft horse, mostly red-roan or chestnut but may be bay, brown, dun or gray; 16.1 to 17 hands high. A basic breed for many draft breeds. Called also Brabant. Full name is Belgian Heavy Draft. Affected by congenital cataracts and aniridia, which are inherited as a dominant trait.
Belgian Malinois, Belgian Tervuren
two varieties of Belgian sheep herding dogs, recognized in the United States as separate breeds. See Belgian shepherd dog (below).
Belgian red cattle
red, dual-purpose cattle from Belgium.
Belgian red pied cattle
red and white, dual-purpose Belgian cattle.
Belgian sheep dog
see Belgian shepherd dog (below).
Belgian shepherd dog
there are several varieties in this breed. All are medium-sized with erect ears and are used as sheepdogs, guard dogs and for police work. The Groenendael, the most common variety, has a long, straight, smooth black coat. In the United States, it is recognized as a separate breed and called the Belgian sheepdog. The Malinois has a short, red, fawn or gray coat with black mask and frosting on the muzzle. It is called the Belgian Malinois in the United States. The Tervueren has a long, red, fawn or gray coat and is called the Belgian Tervueren in the United States. The Laekenois has a short, wiry reddish-fawn coat with black shading.
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A good show of Stock Bulls were topped at 169ppk for a Limousin consigned by R Wade & Son, Primrose Side Farm, bought by P R Cheesbrough, Barmpton Grange, and a cracking 10-year-old Belgium Blue from W & J Herbert, Woodwell House Farm, had top value at PS1307, selling to Cleveland Meats, Stockton.
Emlyn Williams, 75, died when the Belgium blue rammed him into a wall and broke all his ribs, an inquest heard.
Stocking, which has doubled over the past five years, now comprises 700 Blackface and Texel crossed with Mule ewes and 75 Limousin and Belgium Blue crossed with Friesian suckler cows.
Rust blues, such as Jim Spradlin's Belgium Blue (113 Arthur, Pueblo, CO 81004), do a fantastic job, if handled properly.
CATTLE rustlers have cost a Cornish farmer an estimated PS250,000 after 17 of his Belgium blue cross herd were stolen in the dead of night.
Jager Bomb was bred by MW Jones, Plasynllan, Llangynhafal, and is by Saphir, a French Limousin bull, and was out of a Limousin cross Belgium Blue cow.
That is why they are building up their pedigree lines of Beltex sheep and Belgium Blue cattle on their 250-acre farm at Bwlchyfadfa near Talgarreg.
An outstanding OTM Belgium Blue heifer from Sharplaw, Hownam sold to 305p per kg.
The 15-month-old Limousin cross Belgium Blue heifer was fielded by last year''s Anglesey beef interbreed winner, Tecwyn Jones, of Ty Newydd, Nebo, Llanrwst - who also saw son Llion claim the junior interbreed championship yesterday.
Cattle: Prime cattle were again a trade to previous weeks with the first signs numbers tightening as fewer are being offered A fantastic Belgium Blue steer from Fawside the magical pounds 3 per kg price to Sheffield Meats Ltd.
Husband Noel, a dairy farm manager, also keeps a few Belgium Blue cattle and a flock of pedigree Charollais sheep.
Cattle trade continued to be firm with prime heifers selling to 210p The Flass; 200p Bowerhouse; 198p Fowberry Moor and 198p and pounds 671 Roseden; Belgium Blue and Blonde Heifers to 210p Harwood and Lochside respectively.

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