- Which is the best breed to
cross with Beefalo?
There is no best breed to cross with Beefalo. Any breed gains from the
hybrid vigour Beefalo offers. You breed with your favourite breed, be it
Holstein, Murray Grey, Brahman, Angus, Droughtmaster… With the improved meat
quality, the low birth weight, the foraging quality of your progeny and the
enhanced milking ability of your F 1 heifers if you decide to breed on with
them, you win with any breed you choose
- If I have a good bull
calf, should I keep it and breed with him?
Yes and no.
Yes, if you want to breed
because of the hybrid vigour of the future bull and his phenotype
No if you still want to
breed Beefalo. Your offspring being around 18% Bison, his progeny would
9% if bred to a bovine female. Under 17% Bison the meat is no longer
classified as beefalo meat.
Yes, if you mate him
with another F1 Beefalo. You then get Beefalo beef again.
Our land is unimproved,
very rough and very steep. Are the Beefalo suited for such
They certainly are!
Beefalo, like Bison, are very hardy, vigorous animals that do well under almost
any conditions. They are foragers and will go looking for fodder anywhere. They
have a slightly different digestive system to cattle and can convert roughage
better than cattle.
The following examples
illustrate the advantages of Beefalo:
In Southern Florida where
the climate is tropical and the land mostly sandy and very poor,
the only breed
doing well are the Beefalo.
In Brazil tests have shown
that Beefalo do very well in very rough country where Bos Taurus
even survive. Brahman/Beefalo crosses do even better.
Which shows that any breed
crossed with Beefalo enhances its good points!
In the Midwest of the USA
Beefalo calves are born in the middle of winter in subzero temperatures and they
are thriving. Beefalo milk is very rich.
any bovine breed by infusing Bison characteristics which will make the animals
thrive under almost any conditions. The meat is lean, tasty, tender
With Beefalo you get to-morrow’s meat to-day!
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