Breeds of Beef Cattle. An excellent resource is http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds exhibiting 258 breeds (use google, search for: breeds of livestock)/. Longhorn. Longhorn helped tame the west, and were the predominant first cattle in the US. Hardy but tough (in every way).
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Breeds of Beef Cattle
An excellent resource is
exhibiting 258 breeds
(use google, search for: breeds of livestock)/
Longhorn helped tame the west, and were the predominant first cattle in the US. Hardy but tough (in every way).
Angus are BLACK (or red), are naturally polled, and have
excellent muscle quality, marbling and grading well. Angus
are naturally polled (without horns).
A more modern Angus Bull, Indiana Bull Test Station
Herefords are red with white face, underline and socks.
They are hardy, and grade well. They were the most
predominant breed for many years, before “exotics”.
An animal fitted
for show, many
Some naturally polled Herefords were used to start the Polled
Hereford breed. This animal at the Indiana Bull Test Station.
Shorthorn were never as popular as Hereford or Angus, in the
US. They fatten well. They can be red, white, or roan.
A mutation from black Angus resulted in Red Angus.
Derived from the dairy breed, Holstein-Friesian. Large.
Mainly a dairy breed, can be dual purpose. Huge.
Red Poll were a good, but minor breed. Not highly popular.
Shorthorn x Brahman
Brahman x Hereford
Brahman x Hereford x Shorthorn
Brahman x Angus
Swiss, original type, out of favor in US now.
Simmental (US cross)
Simmental - present day in US can be of many
Chianina - Old, Large
Old, meaning one of the
oldest breeds known
Italy, Very OLD
Very old breed, polled or
Normande, large, docile
Scotland - small to medium framed, polled
long, soft, thick, wavy hair. Hardy. Calm.
Good carcass, cross well.
First purebred cattle imported into US; among
the oldest breeds known. From South England.
Not related to
Devon (North Devon)
Short, stocky, hardy
cattle with shaggy
hair to protect them
from severe weather.
Top quality meat.
From a Scottish island of that name.
Cross of Highland x Shorthorn. 1947