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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