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Tradition tells us that wild white cattle have wandered over the British Isles since the days of the ancient tribes.
A rising demand for lean beef has created an ideal niche for the Texas Longhorn to fill.
The Tarentaise has proven its worth in beef crossbreeding, whether in conventional grain finishing or in a grass-based system.
The South Devon, affectionately known as the “Orange Elephant,” is not to be confused with the unrelated Devon.
The Simmental is now one of the top breeds in America, as well as one of the most popular breeds of cattle in the world.
Shorthorns have found niches in crossbreeding programs, and the milking type has won a place on grass-based dairy farms across the country.
The Senepol has a loyal following in the South, where it has become increasingly popular for grass-based beef programs.
Recent interest in grassfed beef and heritage livestock breeds has brought the Red Poll back to the attention of America.
Although still one of the most endangered cattle breeds in America, the Randall lives on.