In 1918, the Daydé family settled at the bottom of the village of Lautrec on a mixed crop and cattle-breeding farm. Today, nearly a hundred years and a few generations later, the farm called Les Nauzes is still in the hands of the Daydé family .

1963, Edmond Daydé (father of Daniel Daydé) started breeding with the Blonde d’Aquitaine after many years of less successful results with the Charolaise and Limousine breeds.

For the past 30 years, the Blonde d’ Aquitaine has allowed Nicole and Daniel Daydé to continue with genetic improvement in order to increase the performance of their herd as well as the surrounding herds owing to their bulls.

1970: First participation in the departmental and regional competitions

1992: First participation in the “Concours Général Agricole de Paris” (Paris General Agricultural Competition)

2006: Nicolas Daydé (Daniel and Nicole’s son) joins the farm

2015: First place and Male Champion with Gaillard at the Paris International Agricultural Show.

CURRENTLY (AUJOURD’HUI)

Daniel, Nicole and Nicolas operate the farm, Les Nauzes, as a GAEC (Farmers’ Economic Interest group). It is a mixed crop-livestock farm and is essentially focussed on the selling and reproduction of Blonde d’Aquitaine beef cattle.

The farm also has 2 hectares of Lautrec Pink Garlic. The garlic is “Label Rouge” (French national quality assurance scheme for food products managed by the Minister of Agriculture) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) certified.

Markets: (debouches économiques)

Cull cows: fattened on the farm destined for outlet via a local traditional butchery. On average 35 cull cows per year.

Breeding: 15 to 20 males as well as a number of females are sold for breeding each year in France and abroad.

Weanlings: Approximately 30 weanlings are sold every year by livestock brokers.

Garlic: (ail)

our entire produce is sold to private wholesalers and retailers.

OUR GENETICS (NOTRE GENETIQUE)

About us… (pour mémoire)

DEPAREE produced a large quantity of embryos ( approximately hundred) among others with HIBERNATUS, LEO, BAZOOKA and RAMO… , to this day the female offspring from these embryos are present are on the farm.

90% of the animals on the stud farm are offspring of the DEPAREE’s lineage.

Our bulls (prime bulls) (nos taureaux)

  • EXODUS: son of Barbes by Volga by Serin born at the breeder, Joël Darricau, is a pedigree bull, that represents elegance and class.

  • He transfers his qualities to his offspring.

  • He was present at the Paris General Agricultural Competition in 2011 and 2013 and won first place in his section at the National Blonde d’Aquitaine competition at Cournon in 2012.

  • GAILLARD: son of Voltaire by Blonde by Nectar was born on the farm. A bull with all the required features such as good muscle mass and a wide, long and correctly positioned base.

  • GAILLARD, Young Champion at theBaraqueville National Competition in 2013, Champion Espoir (Most promising bull) at the Biarritz National Competition in 2014, Champion at the Paris General Agricultural Competition in 2015.

  • LEROI, son of GAILLARD by COCAINE, born on the farm. A bull with the exceptional qualities of his breed, extreme finesse, and a long, wide rump.

1st place at the National Blonde d’Aquitaine competition in Mayenn in 2016. He participated in the International Agricultural Show of Paris in 2017 when he was only 2 years old.

The offspring of these bulls can be seen at the farm : young males (2014-2015) as well as the offspring of other bulls:

Horfe (Ete by Eurasienne by Brassens),

Guernica,

Glallieul (Ramo by Déparéee by Ulysse),

First (Canon by Toutatis)

REPRODUCTION

Each cow is individually monitored which allows us to optimise performance and improve genetics to a maximum.

Three reproduction techniques are used:

  • Artificial insemination: mainly collected from bulls on our stud farm, born on the farm or elsewhere.

  • Natural mating

  • Embryo transfer: increasingly used as it allows rapid optimization of the herd by enhancing the genetic potential of the best animals.

Please do not hesitate to contact as regarding requests: embryos, semen

Genetic improvement of the herd is one of our main objectives.

OUR HERD (NOTRE TROUPEAU)

In 1963, Edmond Daydé bought his first two cows of the Blonde d’Aquitaine breed, Tirette and Tonelle, both registered in the herdbook (breed registry).

In 1970, three other Blondes d’Aquitaine from the Lot and Garonne were bought, one of them being the grandmother of DEPAREE, an emblematic cow of our stud farm.

To date, the herd consists of about 300 head of cattle, including 130 dams, present on the main area of the farm, as well as 160 hectares of land mainly intended for animal feed.

PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Due to our dry weather conditions in summer (40°C) combined with the clay and limestone soil which have a poor resistance to the trampling of the animals we are obliged to practise intensive farming.

ANIMAL FEED

Most of the animal feed is produced on the farm: 30 hectares of straw cereals, 20 hectares of grain and silage corn, 40 hectares of lucerne (alfalalfa), 25 hectares of ryegrass, 35 hectares of grass and natural meadows.