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Ag Fact! 4/13. The most common beef breed in the US is ___________!. Ag Fact! 4/13. The most common beef breed in the US is angus !. Angus. Originated in Scotland Solid black in color Naturally polled Consumer preference led to Certified Angus Beef. Hereford.

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ag fact 4 13
Ag Fact! 4/13
  • The most common beef breed in the US is ___________!
ag fact 4 131
Ag Fact! 4/13
  • The most common beef breed in the US is angus!
angus
Angus
  • Originated in Scotland
  • Solid black in color
  • Naturally polled
  • Consumer preference led to Certified Angus Beef
hereford
Hereford
  • Originated in Hereford, England
  • Red with white head, legs, and underline
  • Horned
  • Early maturing
  • “Mothering” breed
polled hereford
Polled Hereford
  • Developed in Iowa by Warren Gammon
  • Naturally hornless
  • Red with white face, legs and underline
shorthorn
Shorthorn
  • Originated in England
  • Red; red & white or roan in color
  • Originally used as a dual purpose breed for meat and milk
  • Sometimes called the Durham breed
simmental
Simmental
  • Originated in Switzerland
  • Oldest breed of cattle in the world
  • Large, powerful breed
  • Brought to the United States in 1971
  • Orange/Yellow and white to black in color
charolais
Charolais
  • Originated in France
  • Traditionally white in color
  • Long bodied, large cattle
  • Heavily muscled
  • Coarse looking
maine anjou
Maine Anjou
  • Originated in France
  • Dark red with white markings or black
  • Developed by crossing the Mancelle breed with the Shorthorn breed
brahman
Brahman
  • Originated in India
  • Able to survive on very little, poor feed
  • Insect & heat resistant
  • Excess skin and large hump on back
  • White to gray, red to black
  • Sweat glands
cheviot
Cheviot
  • Originated in Scotland
  • Resistant to cold, windy conditions
  • White, wool free faces
  • Long wool type
  • Wool has a helical crimp
  • Tend to be resistant to worms and footrot
columbia
Columbia
  • Developed by the US Department of Ag
  • Developed to thrive on Western ranges
  • Produce medium wool and large amounts of meat
dorset
Dorset
  • Originated in Europe
  • Medium-sized breed with high quality, white wool
  • Most popular white-faced breed in the United States
  • Horned and polled varieties exist
hampshire
Hampshire
  • Originated in Hampshire, England
  • Black face and legs
  • Mild demeanor
  • Unbroken wool cap should extend from the neck over the forehead
suffolk
Suffolk
  • Originated in England
  • Most popular breed in the US today
  • Produce large amounts of meat
  • White with black faces and legs
duroc
Duroc
  • Originated in the United States
  • Solid red
  • Drooped ears
  • Slight dish to the face
  • Excellent meat type hog
hampshire1
Hampshire
  • Originated in the United States
  • Probably the oldest American breed
  • Black with a white belt
  • Small, erect ears
  • Well-known meat breed
yorkshire
Yorkshire
  • Originated in England
  • White
  • Large, erect ears
  • Known as “The Mother Breed”
  • Produces large litters
  • Bacon-type hog
major breeds goats boer south africa
Major Breeds GoatsBoer (South Africa)
  • Also known as the Africander
  • Early maturing
  • Predominantly white with red head but some solid red exist.

Meat Breed

major breeds goats kiko new zealand
Major Breeds GoatsKiko (New Zealand)

-Developed in New Zealand, 1980’s

- Extremely hardy

- Low input required

- Fast growth

- High fertility

appaloosa
Appaloosa
  • Well known for speed
  • Used by the Nez Perce Indians as war horses
  • Originated from Spanish horses left behind by explorers
arabian
Arabian
  • Originated from Bedouin desert
  • Known for strength and stamina
  • Small muzzle
  • High tail setting
  • Short back
american quarter horse
American Quarter Horse
  • Developed in the United States as a race horse
  • Named for their fast times in the 1/4 mile
  • Known for speed, strength & intelligence
  • Most popular horse breed in the world
thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
  • Designed to sustain speed over distances while carrying weight
  • Average 16 hands in height
  • Revolutionized the racing industry
jersey
Jersey
  • Small bodied, gray or brown
  • Highest butter-fat content of dairy breeds
  • From England
holstein
Holstein
  • Large, black-white-red bodied cattle
  • Highest volume producer of milk
  • Originated in Europe (Netherlands)
guernsey
Guernsey
  • Milk high in betacarotene
  • Developed off coast of France