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Beef Quality of Bonsmara Cattle

J. W. Holloway1, B. G. Warrington1, P. E. Strydom2 and R.K. Miller3
1Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Uvalde, Texas
2Animal Nutrition and Animal Products Institute, ARC, Irene, South Africa
3Texas A&M University, Department of Animal Science, College Station, Texas

  • Bonsmara calves grown in different patterns had similar tenderness values indicating consistent quality.
  • Bonsmara calves from different sources had different tenderness values indicating improvement possibilities through selection..
  • Bonsmara calves produced beef comparable in tenderness to values in the literature for the most tender breeds.
  • Bonsmara calves grown in these systems had lower measures of fat and cholesterol than USDA graded beef loin, chicken meat, and chicken breast with skin.
Link to Texas A&M  full article

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Here are a few pictures of some of our half blood Bonsmara calves.  One of these is out of a heifer. They have low birth weights. So far, we are very pleased!

Semen is for available at $100 per straw, 5 straw minimum.   
Twenty (20) straws & over is  $90 per unit .

To order semen, contact Mark Carson at 501-279-1230.

To discuss anything about the Bonsmara breed, contact Doug Fry at 501-593-5578.

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