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The breed pronounced 'Sa-Lair', originate in the Southern half of the Massif Central in the Auvergne region of France.

This isolated and mountainous area with a harsh, damp climate is characterised by poor soil and a wide range of temperatures throughout the year. As a result Salers cattle became foragers with bred-in range-ability to utilise, almost entirely, native grasses in summer and hay in winter.

Salers is one of the oldest breeds in the world, with prehistoric cave paintings found near Salers, a small medieval town in the centre of France, suggesting that a similar type of animal has been bred in the area for 7-10,000 years.

Salers cattle have also been respected not only as beef animals, but as milk producers for cheese products and were also used as strong sources of animal power.   more...

Latest Salers Breed News

Friday, August 03, 2007
Foot and Mouth Disease confirmed in cattle, in Surrey, UK
UK - DEFRA have confirmed that following an investigation of suspected vesicular disease on a holding near Guildford in Surrey,...
Monday, November 06, 2006
Rigel heifer tops Salers Premier Sale
UK - The annual Premier Sale of Salers cattle saw continuing strong demand for commercial and pedigree stock from a packed sale...
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Limousins again land spoils at Skipton pedigree beef fixture
UK - Limousins again ruled supreme at the annual autumn multi-breed show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle at Craven Cattle...

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