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Why BREED Santa GERTRUDIS CATTLE?
Whether managing a purebred or commercial crossbred cattle enterprise anywhere in Australia, the Santa Gertrudis breed is proving to have the main credentials that underpin the key beef profit-drivers:
Robustness – mature bulls can weigh 900 kilograms or more and cows 630-725kg
Adaptability – suitable for many climatic and environmental conditions
Hardiness – good foragers, robust calves and longevity
Low production intensity – easy calving, high weaning rates and bloat resistant
Good mothering – above average milk production and nurturing cows
Marketability on grain or grass – excellent carcase weight gains of 1-1.5kg/day (or more) and quick feedlot gains
High carcase cuts – high meat yields; and
Poll genes – easy maintenance.
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