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.
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) 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
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); 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.
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 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.
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Hunt has four different ranches in northwest Arkansas where he breeds registered purebred Santa Gertrudis cattle for breeding and show: a 400-acre spread and home on state Highway 45 in Goshen, a 200-acre ranch in Lowell, 350 acres in Springdale and 1,000 acres near Beaver Lake east of Springdale.