• Easy calving with quick to suckle calves
  • Very fertile males & females
  • Long living hardy animals
  • Low vet bills
  • Excellent foragers
  • Milky females producing fast growing calves
  • Readily crossed to a ‘terminal sire’ breed

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  • Largest pelvic capacity of any breed
  • Excellent fertility, longevity and hardiness
  • Tight calving patterns
  • High weaning weights
  • Increased value heifer calves
  • Breed your own replacements
  • Low labour input

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  • Reduced calving injuries to the cow/heifer
  • Reduced chance of retained cleansings
  • Reduced veterinary drug usage due to poor calving
  • Reduced cow/heifer losses
  • Improved welfare of the cow/heifer
  • Increased quantity of saleable milk
  • Speedier return to oestrus and quicker successful rebreeding
  • Reduced herd calving interval
  • Increased number of live calves to sell
  • Saleable calves, whether for meat or breeding

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  • Largest pelvic area of any breed
  • Short gestation period
  • Low birth weight
  • Long narrow calf body structure at birth
  • Reduced calf mortality
  • More calves weaned per cow mated
  • Increased cow longevity
  • Rapid return to heat
  • Reduced vet’s bills
  • Low labour inputs

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