The Beefmaster breed was developed in the United States through a systematic crossing of Hereford, Shorthorn and Brahman cattle.  The goal was to develop cattle that were more productive than existing breeds; cattle that would produce and be profitable during economically hard times in harsh environments. 

Beefmasters were developed on what has become known as the “six essentials” – weight, conformation, milking ability, fertility, hardiness and disposition.  The breed is well suited to practical and often severe range conditions. 

While brownish-red is the most common color, the breed has no color standards.  No selection has been made for characteristics that do not affect the carcass, such as horns, hide or color.


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                        6800 Park Ten Blvd.
                        Suite 290 West
                        San Antonio, TX 78213 USA
                        Phone: 210-732-3132
                        Fax: 210-732-7711

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