Beef Facts


Worldwide there are more than 250 breeds of cattle. Over 60 of these breeds are present in the United States. However, a relatively small number of breeds (less than 20) are utilized for commercial beef production.


Beef Cattle Breeds

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Angus:



 

  

Beefmaster:


    EMS Smooth Cavalier

  


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Brahman:




  

Brangus:


    MC Something Special 

 

 

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Charolais:




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Hereford:




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Limousin:




 

 Texas Longhorn:

 

    J.R. Seman 


 

Beef Cattle Terms

Bovine – A ruminant mammal belonging to the genus Bos which includes cattle.

Bull – A male capable of reproduction.

Cow – Mature female that has produced a calf.

Calf – Young male or female less than one year of age.

Steer – Male that has been castrated before maturity, especially raised for beef.

Heifer – Young female over one year old that has not had a calf.



Did You Know…

The hide from one beef animal can be made into:


Beefmaster bull image courtesy of Emmons Ranch (2009 National Bull Championships Grand Champion Bull)

Brangus bull image courtesy of Mound Creek Ranch 

Texas Longhorn bull image courtesy of Bar L Cattle Co


Sources: Texas Farm Bureau via txfb.org and TheCattleSite.com

  

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