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Beef Cattle Breeds. Breeds, Origins, Colors, Characteristics. Major Beef Breeds. Angus Beefmaster Brahman Charolais Chiania Hereford Limousin Longhorn Shorthorn Simmental. Angus Beef Cattle. Color-Black ( in some cases double recessive cattle may be Red ) Origin-Scotland

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beef cattle breeds

Beef Cattle Breeds

Breeds, Origins, Colors, Characteristics

major beef breeds
Major Beef Breeds
  • Angus
  • Beefmaster
  • Brahman
  • Charolais
  • Chiania
  • Hereford
  • Limousin
  • Longhorn
  • Shorthorn
  • Simmental
angus beef cattle
Angus Beef Cattle
  • Color-Black (in some cases double recessive cattle may be Red)
  • Origin-Scotland
  • Characteristics-smooth muscle, meaty, polled, Great Carcass traits.
  • Size-1200-1400 pounds.
beefmaster
Beefmaster
  • Color-Red, Tan, & White
  • Origin-USA-Texas
  • Characteristics-crossbred with Brahman, Hereford and Shorthorn.
  • Size 1300-1700 pounds.
brahman
Brahman
  • Color-Creamy to tan
  • Origin-India
  • Characteristics-large crest or hump, heat tolerant, loose skin, droopy ears.
  • Size-1400-1600 pounds.
charolais
Charolais
  • Color-Creamy to White
  • Origin-France
  • Characteristics-Fast Growth, excellent mothering, meaty
  • Size-Medium - large

1300-1500 pounds

chiania pronounced key a nee a
Chiania-pronounced Key-a-nee-a
  • Color-White
  • Origin-Italy
  • Characteristics-HUGE size, muscular, large frame, sound.
  • Size-Bulls up to 4000 pounds.
herefords
Herefords
  • Color-Red with White Face, etc.
  • Origin-England
  • Characteristics-

Easy calving, Good Mothering, Meaty, Gentle, polled and horned.

  • Size-1200-1500 pounds.
limousin
Limousin
  • Color-Red, cream, tan, with white
  • Origin-France
  • Characteristics-Very Meaty Carcass traits, Muscular,
  • Size-1300-1800 pounds.
texas longhorn aka longhorn
Texas Longhorn aka Longhorn
  • Color-Red, tan, white, black.
  • Origin-Spain
  • Characteristics-Meatless Wonders, slow growers, long horns,
  • Size-900-1100 pounds.
shorthorn
Shorthorn
  • Color-Red, White, or mixed-Roan
  • Origin-England
  • Characteristics-Meaty, gentle, good mothers, may be polled or horned.
  • Size-1200-1400 pounds.
simmental
Simmental
  • Color-Red, tan, dark with white
  • Origin-Switzerland
  • Characteristics-meaty, excellent mothers,
  • Size-1300-1600 pounds.
other minor beef breeds
Other minor Beef Breeds
  • Maine Anjou
  • Galloway
  • Santa Gertrudis-Brahman X Shorthorn

King Ranch in Texas, 1920’s first crossbred animal developed.

  • Salers
  • Red Poll
  • Murray Gray
  • Gelbvieh
  • Highland
  • Brangus-Brahman X Angus-Oklahoma.
can you name the breed
Can You name the Breed?

1. Hereford

2. ?

3. ?

4. ?

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Can You name the Breed?

1. Hereford

2. Polled Hereford

3. ?

4. ?

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Can You name the Breed?

Hereford

Polled Hereford

Charolais

?

can you name the breed21
Can You name the Breed?

Hereford

Polled Hereford

Charolais

Brahman

which breed came from france
Which Breed came from France?
  • A. Charolais
  • B. Hereford
  • C. Limousin
  • D. Brahman
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beef breed origin quiz26
1. Hereford

2. Angus

1. England

2. _____?_____

Beef Breed Origin Quiz
beef breed origin quiz27
1. Hereford

2. Angus

3. Charolais

1. England

2. Scotland

3. ____?____

Beef Breed Origin Quiz
beef breed origin quiz28
1. Hereford

2. Angus

3. Charolais

4. Chiania

1. England

2. Scotland

3. France

4. _____?_____

Beef Breed Origin Quiz
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1. Hereford

2. Angus

3. Charolais

4. Chiania

5. Brahman

1. England

2. Scotland

3. France

4. Italy

5. _____?_____

Beef Breed Origin Quiz
beef breeds origin quiz
1. Hereford

2. Angus

3. Charolais

4. Chiania

5. Brahman

1. England

2. Scotland

3. France

4. Italy

5. India

Beef Breeds Origin Quiz