Scotch Highland Cattle
Highland cattle are noted for their hardiness and vigor. Natural selection over the centuries in the harsh climate of Scotland ensured that only the most efficient animals would survive to breed.
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Watusi cattle are herbivores, and their diet includes grasses, leaves, and acorns. Their digestive systems have the ability to utilize poor quality and limited quantities of food and water. The animal's large horns are honeycombed with blood vessels, and are used to thermo-regulate in hot temperatures. More on Watusi>>
Texas Longhorn Cattle
The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to 7 ft. from tip to tip for steers and exceptional cows, and 36 to 80 inches tip to tip for bulls. Longhorn cattle have a strong survival instinct and can find food and shelter during times of rough weather. More about Texas Longhorn Cattle >>
Jersey cattle are a small breed of dairy cattle. Originally bred in the Channel Island of Jersey, the breed is popular for the high butterfat content of its milk and the lower maintenance costs incurred by its lower body weight, as well as its genial disposition.
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Brahmans have a greater ability to withstand heat than European cattle. They have more sweat glands, and also an oily skin, thought to help repel pest insects along with a smooth coat. They have a short hair coat. They are also more resistant to parasites and disease.
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Zebu tolerate hot climates and are partly resistant to diseases such as rinderpest (cattle plague). Zebu have been interbred with good beef cattle. This has proved to be advantageous in extremely hot areas such as Africa and provided better meat than that obtained from thoroughbred zebu.
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