Barzona

  • History
    • Origin - United States, Arizona in the 1940's
    • Equal combination of Africander, Hereford, Shorthorn, and Angus
    • Development to provide a breed that could handle rugged terrain, extreme temperatures, little rainfall, and minimal feed

  • Characteristics:
    • Medium frame size weighing 
      • females 1,100 - 1,300 pounds
      • males    1,300 - 2,000 pounds
    • Medium red but ranges from dark to light red and may have some white along underline and tail switch
    • Horned or polled
    • Barzona Breeders of America
  • Advantages
    • Hardiness - heat tolerance, insect resistance, and disease resistance
    • Sound skeletal structure
    • Good mothers
  • Disadvantages
    • Bulls are aggressive

 

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