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10 Beef Breeds Commonly Found in the Midwest. Developed by Cara Hutchinson Kowal Agricultural Teacher Turkey Run High School Marshall, Indiana. Angus Origin: Northern Scotland. Angus. Color: Black or Red Polled. Angus Characteristics:. Show Resistance to Pink-eye

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10 Beef BreedsCommonly Found in the Midwest

Developed by

Cara Hutchinson Kowal

Agricultural Teacher

Turkey Run High School

Marshall, Indiana


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Angus

Origin: Northern Scotland


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Angus

  • Color: Black or Red

  • Polled


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AngusCharacteristics:

  • Show Resistance to Pink-eye

  • Calves are smaller at birth but equal at weight of weaning this cuts down on calving difficulties.


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Galloway

Origin: Scotland


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Color: The color of the coat ranges from the more popular Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)Polled

Galloway


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Galloway Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

Characteristics:

  • Long hair

  • Maternal

  • Smallest Beef Breed


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Hereford Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Origin: England

  • Color: Red with white underline, flank, face, breast, hock, tail, and switch


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Hereford Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Horned

  • Characteristics: Early maturity


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Polled Hereford Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

Selected mutation of Hereford breed

Selected mutation of Hereford breed

Selected mutation of Hereford breed

Selected mutation of Hereford breed

Selected mutation of Hereford breed


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Shorthorn Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Origin: England

  • Color: Red to white in color can be spotted or roan


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Shorthorns Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Horned

  • Dual Purpose Breed

  • Polled Shorthorns are related but a separate breed


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Charolais Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Origin: France

  • Color: Light Cream Colored


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Charolais Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Horned

  • One of the largest beef breeds


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Chiania Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Origin: Italy

  • Color: White to steel gray


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Chianina Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Horned

  • Nervous disposition that is objectionalbe to some producers


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Limousin Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Origin: France

  • Color: red-gold on back and straw color on underbelly, legs, and muzzel


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Limousin Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Horned

  • First brought to North America in 1969


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Simmental Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Origin: Switzerland

  • Color: light red or cream with white faces, white spots or white band over shoulder.


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Simmental Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Polled

  • Docile

  • Good milk production

  • Large size


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Brahman Black ,to Dun (silver through brown), Red, White(with dark pigment about the eyes, nose, ears and teats), and the Belted (black, dun or red,with a white band around the middle)

  • Origin: India

  • Color: varies


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Actually refers to several Indian breeds known collectively as Zebu

Horned

Large hump

Resist insects and sickness

Brahman


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