Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Webberville, Michigan, United States
Posted Nov 02, 2009
My former FFA advisor raised shorthorns and shorthorn plus cattle for shows, so I got a lot of hands-on experience with this breed. They are beautiful cattle, coming in white, red, and beatiful roan patterns. They do great in the winter because they have very thick coats, and are good market calves because they fatten very easily.
As a typical British-type breed, they aren't extremely meaty like some Continental varieties of cattle, but they are extremely good mothers, easy calving, and produce plenty of milk for their calves. I placed them at a threee for efficiency only because we raised them as show cattle, which isn't a very efficient place to be with any breed really. They are easy-going and not difficult to train at all!
The photo I included wasn't one of his, but it's a photo from the Shorthorn association of a very good representation of the breed.