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Beg. Beef Breeds

GLPB Beef Breeds - Beginner

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Angus The breed of beef cattle is polled with a black, smooth coat. They are known for their carcass quality and milking, mothering, and reproductive abilities.
Beefmaster This breed of beef cattle was developed by the Lasater Ranch then headquartered in Texas in 1908.
Beefmaster This breed of beef cattle is 1/2 Brahman, 1/4 Hereford, and 1/4 Shorthorn.
Belgium Blue This breed of beef cattle originated in central and upper Belgium.
Belgium Blue This breed of beef cattle can be white, blue roan, or sometimes black. They are large sized with a rounded outline and prominent muscles in the shoulder, back, loin, and rump.
Belgium Blue This breed of beef cattle is known for it's quiet temperament and is used by dairy produces for dairy beef crosses. They may have poor calving ease scores because many cows deliver by cesarean due to double muscling.
Brahman This breed of beef cattle was developed in the Southwestern United States by crossing Zebu cattle from India with British breeds.
Brahman This breed of beef cattle varies in color from light gray or red to almost black. They are known for their ability to withstand heat and insects.
Brangus This breed of beef cattle was developed by the USDA Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana in 1932. They are 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Angus.
Charolais This breed of beef cattle was imported into the United States in 1936 from Mexico. They were originally developed in France. They are large and white.
Charolais This breed of beef cattle are large and white and noted for their fast growth and lean meat.
Chianina This breed of beef cattle are white with black skin pigmentation. They are very large with a mature bull weighing up to 4000 pounds and standing 6 feet tall.
Gelbvieh This breed of beef cattle originated in Germany.
Gelbvieh This breed of beef cattle are known as a general purpose breed with good milking abilities. They are solid cream to reddish-yellow in color.
Hereford This breed of beef cattle was developed in England and brought to the United States in 1817. They are known for their foraging ability, vigor, hardiness, and quiet dispositions.
Hereford This breed of beef cattle have red bodies with white faces.
Limousin This breed of beef cattle are solid-to golden-red in color with lighter circles around the eyes and muzzle. When slaughtered at an early age, this breed of beef cattle yields a high percentage of lean meat with a minimum amount of fat.
Maine-Anjou This breed of beef cattle evolved as a dual purpose breed with cows used for milk production and the bull calves fed for market.
Murray Grey This breed of beef cattle originated in southern New South Wales, Australia.
Murray Grey The preferred color is silver-gray for this breed of beef cattle, although there are numerous variations in the shading of gray.
Piedmontese This breed of beef cattle is known for their double muscling. They originated from the Auroch and Zebu breeds. They are white or pale gray with black points.
Pinzgauer This breed of beef cattle first appeared in Salzburg, Austria in the 1600's. They can be horned or polled and has pigmented skin under a chestnut red coat and white markings on the back, tail and barrel. They are known for about average weaning weights,
Polled Hereford This breed of beef cattle was developed in the United States from the Hereford breed.
Red Angus This breed of beef cattle is a color variation on the breed that originated in the Scotland. This color variation originated in the British Isles.
Red Poll This breed of beef cattle are polled and blood red in color. They originated in England.
Salers This breed of beef cattle are known for their rapid gain, hardiness and adaptability. They are typically horned and dark mahogany red in color.
Santa Gertrudis This breed of beef cattle was developed on the King Ranch in Texas.
Santa Gertrudis This breed of beef cattle are 5/8 Shorthorn and 3/8 Brahman. They are known for their growth rate, long life, and hardiness.
Scotch Highland This breed of beef cattle is known for their unusual appearance. They may be red, black, yellow, dun or silver-white in color and possess long horns and long hair.
Scotch Highland This breed of beef cattle is disease resistant with lean, well-marbled and flavorful meat.
Shorthorn This breed of beef cattle originated in England. They were brought to the United States in 1783. They can be red, white, or roan in color. They are noted for their good disposition, mothering, and milking abilities.
Simmental This breed of beef cattle originated from Switzerland, France and Germany.
Simmental This breed of beef cattle are red to dark red and have spotted bodies with white to light straw faces. They are known for their fast growth and milking abilities.
Tarentaise This breed of beef cattle are noted for easy calving due to adequate pelvic capacity and small calves. They are solid wheat colored, ranging from cherry to dark blonde, and they have black hair around the eyes and pigmented udders and teats.
Texas Longhorn This breed of beef cattle have long horns and several different color patterns.
Texas Longhorn This breed of beef cattle are known for the longevity, hardiness, strong survival instincts, and resistance to disease and parasites. They originated from Spanish Andalusian cattle.
Hereford, Red Poll, Shorthorn These 3 beef breeds originated in England.
Beefmaster, Brahman, Brangus, Polled Hereford, Santa Gertrudis These 5 beef breeds originated in the United States.
Angus, Scotch Highland These 2 beef breeds originated in Scotland
Charolais, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Salers, Tarentaise These 5 beef breeds originated in France.
Chianina, Piedmontese These 2 beef breeds originated in Italy.
Brahman, Brangus These 2 beef breeds are known for their ability to withstand heat.
Belgium Blue, Piedmontese These beef breeds are known for double muscling.
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