Question: What is a beefmaster?

Question: What is a beefmaster?

What makes a beefmaster?

Beefmaster cattle are the first American composite breed (combination of three or more breeds). These cattle have been developed by the Lasater Ranch then headquartered in Texas. After making crosses of Brahman-Hereford and Brahman-Shorthorn, he felt a superior animal had been produced and called the cattle Beefmaster.

How much does a beefmaster cow cost?

East Texas Louisiana Beefmaster Marketing Group Sale

# Beefmaster Purebred Average
2 exposed heifers $3,300
11 bred heifers $3,591
13 bred cows $3,131
1 spring pairs $3,000

When did beefmaster come to the US?

Since 1931, Beefmasters have spread across the U.S. and to many other countries.

How much does a Beefmaster bull weigh?

A mature Beefmaster cow will weigh between 1300-1500 lbs with bulls weighing almost 2000 lbs.

What does a beefmaster look like?

Coloration: Beefmasters can be any color, and may have white mottled colouration on their head, and even have a little white over their shoulders, in front of their hips, but mainly on their bellies. There really is no set colour pattern like what you’d get with Hereford cattle.

What is the dominant hair color of the beefmaster?

Cattle have three basic coat colors: Black, Brown, and Red. These are caused by a single pair of genes which govern how much (and what color ) of pigment is produced. The black gene is dominant over the other two, and causes the hair to be black.

Is beefmaster a good cattle?

Beefmaster has long been noted for their maternal excellence. On the cow side, Beefmaster females set the industry standard for fertility, longevity, functionality and efficiency. What many ranchers don’t realize is that Beefmasters also excel in the feedyard and on the rail.

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How much is a calf in South Africa?

A pregnant cow costs R18,730 and takes 12 months before the newborn calf can be sold for a return, while investing in a calf costs R11,529 and takes six months for it to grow enough to be sold.

What is the hump on Brahman cattle?

Like the camel, the Brahman stores food and water in the odd- looking hump on its back. The hump is a deposit of fat. Farmers and ranchers in the southeastern US and the Gulf States like to raise Brahman cattle because they can stand the heat, and insects don’t bother them much.

Where did the beefmaster come from?

Beefmaster cattle are the first American composite breed (combination of three or more breeds). They were developed by Tom Lasater in south Texas, beginning in 1931. The Beefmaster breed was recognized in by the USDA in 1954, and today Beefmaster Breeders United is the fifth-largest breed registry in the United States.

What is the second largest cattle breed in the world?


Distribution world-wide
Standard ANABIC
Use dual-purpose, draught and beef
Weight Male: 1200–1500 kg Female: 800–1000 kg

Which breed originated in Spicewood Texas?

Origin: Spicewood, Texas. In 1946, Malcolm Levi started crossing purebred Brahman and Angus carrying the red gene; Red Brangus can be 5/8 Brahman and 3/8 Angus, 1/2 Brahman and 1/2 Angus or 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Angus.

How much does bull cost?

From personal experience, bulls with calving ease (CE) numbers in the top 10% of the breed can easily be expected to have three or more live calves out of 100, compared with an average CE bull. At today’s prices, that figure is conservatively $2,100 (using $1.40/lb. for 500-lb. calves).

Harold Plumb

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