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Beef Shorthorn Cattle

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

4/5

Health

4/5

Growth rate

4/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Calving ease

4/5

Gaining popularity

By

United States

Posted Nov 18, 2013

Shorthorn beef cattle seem to be growing in popularity again. They are just an all around, solid breed of beef cattle that can thrive in a variety of conditions. They yield a heavily muscled carcass with a uniform finish. They seem to be popular with younger kids in 4-H, as they seem to be pretty calm in general. I've noticed a resurgence of this breed at our fair both in market animals and breeding stock. They have exhibited well at our county fair and are a good choice to incorporate into a commercial herd or hobby farm.

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