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Canadienne Cows

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Canadienne Cows

  1. 1. Canadienne Cows What the world is missing and how we are losing our cultural identity along with it! By Edward Andrews
  2. 2. What exactly are we talking about? <ul><li>The only breed of cattle to have been developed on the North American continent. Known to be hardy and dependable. </li></ul><ul><li>A very unique blend of various breeds from Gascony, Brittany, and Normandy which were allowed to interbreed freely. </li></ul><ul><li>A part of our heritage from the times of the first settlers, around 1608 – 1610. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why it’s important to the circle of life. <ul><li>The French Canadian Cattle Breeders Association was formed to prevent the extinction of this species. </li></ul><ul><li>Many artisan products come from this cow which were once staples. It is a highly connected part of Quebec’s terroir. </li></ul><ul><li>It is now an endangered species with fewer than 1000 head worldwide. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why it needs to be saved <ul><li>The Canadienne Cow is a part of our culture, heritage, and terroir. Our pioneering spirit is embodied in this breed. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability holds a future for this cow, but the public needs to be better educated on what is at stake. </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a great deal of artisan products which Chefs should be aware of. </li></ul>

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