EIGHT REASONS FOR SELECTING SANTA GERTRUDIS
1. A large beef breed
Mature bulls weigh from 2,000 to 2,800 pounds. Mature cows weigh 1,400 to 1,800 pounds.
Santa Gertrudis cattle adapt easily and quickly to a wide range of climatic conditions and can now be seen flourishing in all States.
3. Combining Hardiness with BEEF
Exceptionally good foragers; due to their excellent walking ability they can travel long distances for food and water.
Consistently larger calf drops in competitive tests with other major breeds.
Exceptional longevity, bulls have been known to work until 14 to 15 years of age and regularly females of 13 to 15 years and more have been recorded as producers of top calves.
4. Fewer Production Problems
Easy Calving - Santa Gertrudis cows are renowned for producing calves with small birth weight and rapid weight gains to weaning.
The good dark colored, well hooded eyes are known to be resistant to cancer and have also proven resistant to pink eye problems.
High resistance to bloat under a variety of conditions.
Strong healthy calves mean a higher percentage from birth to weaning and more profit in your pocket.
Tick resistance - Santa Gertrudis cattle have maintained a high heritable resistance to ticks.
5. Mothering Ability
Cows have above-average production of quality milk with high butterfat content. Cows are renowned for their natural nursing ability; one cow will often stand guard over numerous calves while the other cows graze. Santa Gertrudis Cows have excellent maternal instinct.
6. Marketability from grain or pasture
They consistently excel with carcass weight per day of age. Weight gains of 2 to 2.5 pounds per day easily attainable.
Natural ability for efficient feed conversion and quick weight gains either on pasture or feedlot. They continue to gain efficiently without increasing excess fat deposits.
7. High Carcass Cut ability and Salvage Value
Santa Gertrudis cattle maintain high buyer demand because of their reputation for high yielding carcass with the ability to produce ideal fat coverage for the market.
Large mature size ensures high salvage values on culled stock.
Santa Gertrudis cows calve easily and their highly developed protective mothering instinct is regularly illustrated with a few mother cows tending 1O to 20 calves while the others are grazing.