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AGSC Beef

beef breeds

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Angus (Scottland, black & red) Advantages High quality carcass, good milkers, good mothers, early maturity
Angus (Scottlnd, black & red) Disadvantages genetic disorders, over prominant shoulders, bulls dont trail cows
Hereford (England, red w/ white face) Advantages travel long distances, withstand rugged range, good reputition in feedlot, high fertility
Hereford (England, red w/ white face) Disadvantages Low milk production, structure problems, suseptable to pink eye
Brahman (India, gray, red, brown) Advantages Heat tolerant, Disease & insect tolerant, protective mothers, excellent cross breeding with english breeds
Brahman (India, gray, red, brown) disadvantages Lack cold tolerance, low maturity, low fertility
Charolais (France, white or cream) Advantages rapid growth, cold & heat tolerant, good motherin abaility, high dressing percent
Charolais (France, white or cream) disadvantages Wide shoulders, calving difficultes in heifers
Brangus (3/8 brahman 5/8 angus OK & TX, black or red) advantages Heat tolerant, disease & insect resistant, beefy confirmation
Brangus (3/8 brahman 5/8 angus OK & TX, black or red) disadvantages bad dispostition, lacks thinkness, decreased reproductive efficiency
Santa Gertrudis (5/8 shorthorn 3/8 brahman King Ranch TX, cherry red) Advantages Heat tolerant, Disease & insect tolerant, beefy confirmation
Santa Gertrudis (5/8 shorthorn 3/8 brahman King Ranch TX, cherry red) disadvantages Very nervous, matures late, poor reproduction
Chianina (Italy different colors large) Advantages Heavy calves, good for cross breeding, great muscling
Chianina (Italy different colors large) disadvantage Late maturity
Longhorn (Spain various colors) advantages High fertility, thrive under rugged condition, disease resistant, calving ease
Longhorn (Spain various colors) disadvantages Lacks carcass muscling, difficult to work in traditional facilities
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