Now you might think that keeping such musclebound cattle contained – especially the bulls – would be difficult. Despite their intimidating appearance, though, Belgian Blues are generally calm and even-tempered. The real question is this: why was the breed’s muscle-enhancing mutation deliberately maintained?
Well, there are several answers, but ultimately it comes down to an increase in food production. Since Belgian Blues produce double the amount of muscle, they also yield an increase in meat products. In fact, they can offer over 40 percent more consumable meat than other cattle.