Santa Gertrudis cattle
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Santa Gertrudis cattle,breed of beef cattle derived from crosses between Shorthorn cows (see Shorthorn cattleShorthorn cattle,
breed of beef cattle developed from the native cattle of the Tees valley in NE England; formerly called Durham cattle. Systematic breeding of Shorthorns began in the latter part of the 18th cent.
..... Click the link for more information. ) and Brahman bulls (see Brahman cattleBrahman cattle,
breed of beef cattle developed in the S United States in the early 1900s by combining several breeds or strains of zebu cattle of India. Brahman cattle have a very distinctive appearance with a hump over the shoulders, loose skin under the throat, and large
..... Click the link for more information. ); the breed was developed by Robert J. Kleberg, Jr., of the King RanchKing Ranch,
c.1,000,000 acres (404,700 hectares), S Tex., SW of Corpus Christi with headquarters at Kingsville, Tex.; one of the largest ranches in the world. It has several divisions, of which the best known is Santa Gertrudis, the "home" ranch.
..... Click the link for more information. in S Texas, in the early 1900s. The breed has been widely distributed in the United States, particularly in the South, and has been extensively exported.