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List of cattle breeds - Wikipedia

Cattle breeds fall into two main types, which are regarded as either two closely related species, or two subspecies of one species. Bos indicus (or Bos taurus indicus) cattle, commonly called zebu, are adapted to hot climates and originated in the tropical parts of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia.

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12 Things You Should Know About Bonsmara Cattle ...

Calving percentages were much higher among the mixed-breed progeny, and calf deaths were significantly less common than in other breeds! The accepted genetic make-up of Bonsmara is now officially recognised as 5/8 Afrikaner and 3/8 Shorthorn or Hereford. Nowadays, the Bonsmara breed is the strongest beef-producing breed in South Africa!

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Afrikaner Cattle Breed – Everything You Need to Know

The Afrikaner is a very old breed of cattle breed that was first herded and kept by the Khoisan in South Africa from around the 15th century. They were once used for milk, meat and as a draft animal that pulled the wagons of the Great Trek in South Africa.

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Afrisim - Cattle International Series

A few Afrikaner and Simmental breeders came together and decided to establish a new officially recognised breed of cattle, originally consisting of 50% Afrikaner and 50% Simmentaler, registering it with Studbook. The initial breeding should consist of registered Afrikaner or .

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Afrikaner cattle - Wikipedia
Afrikanerbeestelersgenootskap / Afrikaner Cattle Breeders ...

Afrikanerbeestelersgenootskap / Afrikaner Cattle Breeders' Society - Brill Straat 59, Westdene, 9301 Bloemfontein, Free State - Rated 4.8 based on 5...

(PDF) Pedigree analysis of the Afrikaner cattle breed

The Afrikaner is an indigenous South African breed of "Sanga" type beef cattle along with breeds such as the Drakensberger and Nguni. Six composite breeds have been developed from crosses with ...

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16 Best Afrikaner images in 2016 | Cattle, Cow, Livestock

Jan 14, 2016- Explore theo81's board "Afrikaner" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Cattle, Cow and Livestock.

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17 Best Afrikaner beeste images in 2018 | Beef cattle ...

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Afrikaner Cattle, South Africa

The Afrikaner is a medium to large cattle breed, usually with a deep red colour. They have long horns that turn upwards, although these are polled in commercial operations. A mature bull weighs between 820 to 1090 kg, whereas a cow will weigh around 450 kg.

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Afrikaner Cattle Characteristics & Breed Information ...

The Afrikaner cattle are a breed of beef cattle indigenous to South Africa. It is also known as the Africander and it is mainly raised for meat production. Huge herds of this type of cattle were herded by the Khoikhoi when the Dutch established the Cape Colony in 1652.

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Afrikaner Cattle Breeders' Society | Agri Online

The history of Afrikaner cattle in South Africa is an interesting one and is closely associated with the history of the country's people. These typical Bos Indicus animals, the most important of our indigenous breeds, were the first cattle encountered by Jan van Riebeeck shortly after he had arrived at the Cape. Little is known [.]

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Afrikaner Cattle: Origin, Characteristics & Uses - ZEPA ...

History & Origin of Afrikaner Cattle. According to research, the Afrikaner breed of cattle originated from South Africa. The strain of animals are mainly raised for beef production, and they are also known as Africander. The breed of cattle was raised by Khoikhoi community since 1652 before the invasion of the Dutch colony in South Africa.

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Cattle breeds: Africander - Department of Primary Industries

Like other Zebu breeds, the Africander is heat-tolerant and has the ability to do well under harsh conditions. Tick-resistance of the Africander is lower than that of the Brahman but superior to that of the European and British breeds of cattle and is quite adequate for most areas of northern Australia.

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Bonsmara Cattle, Bonsmara Beef Quality

No other individual has contributed so much to cattle breeding as Professor Jan Bonsma, the father of the Bonsmara breed. In short, the outcome of this scientific experiment is a cattle breed that incorporates the hardy Afrikaner, crossed with a European breed (Hereford x Shorthorn), called Bonsmara.

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12 Things You Should Know About Bonsmara Cattle ...

Calving percentages were much higher among the mixed-breed progeny, and calf deaths were significantly less common than in other breeds! The accepted genetic make-up of Bonsmara is now officially recognised as 5/8 Afrikaner and 3/8 Shorthorn or Hereford. Nowadays, the Bonsmara breed is the strongest beef-producing breed in South Africa!

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Afrikanerbeestelersgenootskap / Afrikaner Cattle Breeders ...

Afrikanerbeestelersgenootskap / Afrikaner Cattle Breeders' Society - Brill Straat 59, Westdene, 9301 Bloemfontein, Free State - Rated 4.8 based on 5...

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Breeds - Bonsmara - The Cattle Site

Within 20 years after the initial cross-breeding trials a superior cattle breed, performing better than other breeds in the bushveld of the Northern Transvaal, had been established. The name "Bonsmara" was derived from "Bonsma", the man who played a major role in the development of the breed, and "Mara", the farm on which the animals were bred.

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Weird Cow Breeds: Afrikaner- A breed with some of the ...

Afrikaner, an old South African cattle breed that has faced many obstacles but takes a deserving spot as one of the significant indigenous cattle breeds. The breed has faced extinction, has played a big role in the development of two other cattle breeds and now dominate the pastures of many farms in many regions including tropical countries.

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Home - Namibia Stud Breeders Association

The NSBA is involved with the promotion of breeding and genetic improvement in the communal livestock sector in Namibia and rendering of technical and advisory services to emergent stud breeders.

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