Normande is a dual purpose breed from the Normandy coastal area of France. They are tri-colored cattle with a dished face, short horns, large chest and big udders. They are known for a quiet temperament, ease of calving and handling and the ability to convert grass into milk.
Normande females have good udder conformation, mothering ability and longevity. They have large pelvic areas and calve easily with calves showing excellent vigor. With their rich milk, Normande cows produce calves that grow rapidly.
It was first imported into the United States in 1974. American cattlemen focus mostly on the beef type rather than the milk type.