The Bonsmara has been scientifically bred and strictly selected for economical production in the extensive cattle grazing regions of South Africa.
The Bonsmara has become so popular that it has grown to be numerically the strongest beef breed in South Africa in less than 25 years.
Bonsmara has become a highly respected breed because of the
Short inter-calving conditions
Low birth weights therefore easier calving
Excellent re-conception rates
Well developed udders with adequate milk
Adaptable to most climates
Excellent carcass and meat qualities
Good growth ability
Advantageous feed conversion ratio
In summary, we chose the Bonsmara because it has been strictly selected for growth, fertility and functional efficiency and not irrelevant aesthetics- the "show pony" syndrome. These key traits being economically important traits that are emphasised by the master breeders of the cattle ...read more
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