This is a continuation of a previous article on domestic beef cattle breeds.

See the other articles:
Domestic Beef Cattle: Terminology and Breeds (Part 1)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 2)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 3)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 4)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 5)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 6)

 

Red Poll Cattle

Red Poll Cattle

Red Poll Cow

Red Poll

41. Red Poll

  • Origin: England, in Norfolk and Suffolk counties (shires).
  • Type: Meat, although it was a traditional dual-purpose meat and dairy breed.
  • Flavor: Considered “excellent”, tender with fine grain, good marbling, and “full flavor”.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Dark/Deep Red.
  • Horns: Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: Docile.
  • Notes: Produces well on pasture and low quality forage. Hardy. Still has good milk production. Good fertility. Good calving. Good mothers. Long-lived. Popular for homesteaders who want a successful dual-purpose animal.

 

Romagnola Bull

Romagnola Bull

Romagnola Cow

Romagnola Cow

42. Romagnola

  • Origin: Italy, from the Romagna region in the north. An old breed from both ancient Aurochs subspecies, but formally developed for beef in the mid 1800’s.
  • Type: Meat, although it was a traditional a primary draft breed.
  • Flavor: Flavorful and tender, but lean.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Silver Gray to White with black horns, eyes, nose, and tail. All have black skin.
  • Horns: Medium.
  • Temperament: “Docile, but alert, making it an easy breed to handle”, and this makes sense considering its draft origins.
  • Notes: Tolerant of hot and cold climates. Tolerate rugged terrain. Good mothers.

 

Salers Cow and Bull

Salers Cow and Bull

Salers Cattle

Salers Cattle

43. Salers

  • Origin: France, near the south-central town of Salers in the Auvergne region.
  • Type: Meat, although it was a traditional triple-purpose meat, dairy, and draft breed.
  • Flavor: Good marbling with “full beef flavor”
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: All deep Red or Black.
  • Horns: Horned, but some are Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: Some may be nervous, but most are “docile”, “calm”, and “very intelligent”.
  • Notes: Pronounced “say-LAIR”. Still used as a dual-purpose meat and dairy animal in some locations. Good calving. Good mothers. Performs well on forage and pasture. Tolerates temperature extremes. A very old breed with pure genetics.

 

Santa Gertrudis Bull

Santa Gertrudis Bull

Santa Gertrudis Cattle

Santa Gertrudis Cattle

44. Santa Gertrudis

  • Origin: Texas, USA. Developed in the early 1900’s on the King Ranch from Shorthorn, Shorthorn-cross, Brahman, and Brahman-cross cattle.
  • Type: Meat.
  • Flavor: “Nice flavor”.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Variety of colors and patterns.
  • Horns: Small.
  • Temperament: “Noted for their even temperament”.  “Protective mothers”.
  • Notes: Hardy. Tolerant of harsh hot or cold climates. Tick-resistant. Good forager. Good fertility. Good mothers. Long-lived.

 

Senepol Bull

Senepol Bull

Senepol Cattle

Senepol Cattle

45. Senepol

  • Origin: Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Developed in 1785 from N’Dama (an African breed) and Red Poll cattle.
  • Type: Meat, although the goal of this breed was for a dual-purpose meat and dairy breed.
  • Flavor: Tender and lean, flavorful
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Light to dark Red or Reddish-Brown.
  • Horns: Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: Docile.
  • Notes: Tolerant of hot and humid climates. Performs well on poor forage and pasture. Pest and disease resistant. Good milk production for a non-dairy breed.

 

Shorthorn Bull

Shorthorn Bull

Shorthorn Cow

Shorthorn Cow

46. Shorthorn

  • Origin: Britain, Tess River Valley in northeast England. Developed in 1783 from native British, German, and Dutch short-horned cattle from the local area.
  • Type: Meat, although it was a traditional dual-purpose beef and dairy breed.
  • Flavor: Tender, “Succulent”
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Solid Red to White with Red spots, Red Brindled, or Roan.
  • Horns: Small… or you could say, “short!”.
  • Temperament: Excellent”, “Docile”, “Easy to manage”.
  • Notes: Performs well on pasture. Good calving. Good mothers. Good milk production.

 

Simmental Bull

Simmental Bull

Simmental Cow and Cattle

Simmental Cow and Cattle

47. Simmental

  • Origin: Switzerland, in the Simme Valley.
  • Type: Meat, although it was a traditional triple purpose beef, dairy, and draft breed.
  • Flavor: Lean, good beef flavor
  • Size: Large.
  • Color: Solid or White-Spotted on Yellow or Red or Black.
  • Horns: Horned or Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: Quiet, gentle, extremely docile
  • Notes: Very good milk production for a non-dairy breed. Rugged. Good mothers. Tolerant of various climates.

 

South Devon Cattle

South Devon Cattle

South Devon Cow

South Devon Cow

48. South Devon

  • Origin: Devonshire (i.e. Devon County) ( …the South Side), England.
  • Type: Meat.
  • Flavor: Lean, but still marbled and juicy.
  • Size: Large.
  • Color: Reddish Orange.
  • Horns: Horned or Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: Gentle. “Exceptionally docile”.
  • Notes: Performs well on forage and pasture. Good mothers.

 

Tarentaise Cattle

Tarentaise Cattle

Tarentaise Cattle

Tarentaise Cattle

49. Tarentaise

  • Origin: France, Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps.
  • Type: Meat, although it is still used traditionally as a dairy breed in France.
  • Flavor: Good beef flavor.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Reddish to Dark Brown with Black eyes, nose, and tails.
  • Horns: Horned or Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: Docile.
  • Notes: Good milk production. Good production on pasture. Good fertility. Good mothers. Long-lived. Adaptable to various climates.

 

Texas Longhorn

Texas Longhorn

Texas Longhorn

Texas Longhorn

50. Texas Longhorn

  • Origin: Texas, USA. Developed in the 1820’s from Spanish cattle brough to the Americas in the late 1400’s that had gone wild and northern European cattle breeds.
  • Type: Meat.
  • Flavor: Good beef flavor, good marbling, but still lean, “great taste”
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Variety of colors and patterns, but most common Black and White or Red and White.
  • Horns: Large.
  • Temperament: Docile.
  • Notes: Tolerant to hot and dry climates, but also adaptable to many other climates. Pest and disease resistant. Good mothers. Long-lived.

 

Tuli Cattle

Tuli Cattle

Tuli Cattle

Tuli Cattle

51. Tuli

  • Origin: Zimbabwe. Developed in the 1940-50’s from local cattle.
  • Type: Meat.
  • Flavor: “Receives consistent excellent ratings for its flavor, tenderness, and marbling”.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Red to Reddish Brown to Golden Brown to Silver Gray.
  • Horns: Horned or Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: “Docile nature”.
  • Notes: Performs well on poor forage. Good fertility. Adaptable to a wide variety of climates, but does very well in the heat. Handles drought well.

 

Welsh Black Bull

Welsh Black Bull

Welsh Black Cattle

Welsh Black Cattle

52. Welsh Black

  • Origin: Wales.
  • Type: Meat, althought it was traditionally a dual-purpose meat and dairy breed.
  • Flavor: Tender, “Superb eating quality”, “Uncommonly tasty”.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Color: Black, but sometimes Red. Shaggy coat.
  • Horns: Horned or Polled (naturally hornless).
  • Temperament: “Noted for its docility”.
  • Notes: Hardy. Performs well on poor forage and pasture. Good fertility. Good milk production. Good calving. Good mothers. Long-lived.

 

 

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