Story: Beef farming

Santa Gertrudis bull (3rd of 3)

Santa Gertrudis bull

The Santa Gertrudis was bred in Texas from a cross between the Brahman and Shorthorn. The Brahman influence can be seen in this bull’s hump immediately before the shoulders, and in his unbroken dewlap (the fleshy skin running from his jaw to his chest). The Brahman was used in the cross to develop a breed that would perform well in hot, dry conditions.

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Robert Peden, 'Beef farming - Exotic cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008