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Santa Gertrudis Cattle

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Male

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

2/5

Health

5/5

Growth rate

4/5

Calving ease

N/A

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Commercial value

5/5

Our Red Bull

By

United States

Posted Mar 14, 2015

We rode horses a lot growing up and one of my memories was going after our big red Santa Gertrudis bull after it had jumped our barbed wire fence and was hiding in the brush.
The bull was never aggressive as bulls go. But he was stubborn. And it was a challenge getting him back sometimes.
I've never seen an animal that size jump like that bull!

The Santa Gertrudis breed was, I understand, the first new breed developed in the world for more than a century when, in the 1940s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized the breed. It comes from cross-breeding Brahma with Shorthorn.
It handles heat very well, and calves grow quickly.
We got our bull for breeding with our Hereford cows.

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