Beef Cattle Breed ID

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ANGUS BULL

Polled
Good muscling

ANGUS BULL

ANGUS COW

Good fertility
Aggressive, flighty mothers

BRAHMAN BULL

American breed derived from Indian Zebus
Loose skin, huge floppy ears, humped, horned
Used in rodeos

BRAHMAN COW

Heat tolerant, resistant to ticks & pinkeye
Flighty temperament
Good mothers, easy calvers
Slow to mature

CHAROLAIS BULL

Pink skinned
Pink noses differentiate from Chianina black noses
Horned
Large size, heavy muscling

CHAROLAIS COW

Large calves, calving problems
Rapidly growing calves
Bad temperament

CHIANINA BULL

One of the oldest breeds known
Huge, tall, long-legged animals, up to 4,000 lbs for bulls

CHIANINA COW & CALF

Notorious fence jumpers
Historically used as a draft breed
Black noses differentiate from Charolais pink noses

HEREFORD BULL

Second most common beef breed in US
Hardy in range conditions
Horns (if not polled) point out or down vs. upward for Simmental

POLLED HEREFORD COW

Great temperament, easiest breed to work with/handle
Easy calving
Prone to pinkeye due to lack of pigment around eyes
Tendency to prolapse (uterine/vaginal)
Darker fur (sometimes wavy) differentiates from Simmental

LIMOUSIN BULL

Excellent carcass quality
Used as terminal sires

LIMOUSIN BULL

LIMOUSIN COW

Questionable temperament
Smaller calves
White rings around eyes & nose

SIMMENTAL BULL

Swiss dual-purpose breed
Very large & tall
2nd largest common cattle breed

SIMMENTAL BULL

SIMMENTAL COW

SIMMENTAL COW & CALF

Good milkers
Can have calving problems
Large calves, high weaning weights
Horned
Decent temperament

TEXAS LONGHORN BULL

American breed of Spanish origin
Almost died out

TEXAS LONGHORN COW

Hardy, resistant to heat, parasites, disease
Moderate temperament

SHORTHORN BULL

English breed, also "DURHAM"
Originally multipurpose
Covered wagons pulled by Durham oxen

SHORTHORN COW

Red, white or roan (frosted mix of red & white)
Excellent milkers
Good temperament

SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL

Uniform reddish-yellow color
Floppy skin & ears (less so than straight Brahman)
Successful in harsh, hot climates

SANTA GERTRUDIS COW & CALF

Good carcass qualities, usually feed out well
Decent temperament (Brahman flightiness tempered by Shorthorn)
Developed to beef-up Brahman

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND

No commercial value, hobby breed
Very hardy in harsh, cold, wet climates
Good lean meat, but low yield
Slow growing
Very easing calving
Wild & crazy temperament

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