The Santa Gertrudis cattle breed
was one of the first original breed
s developed entirely in America
. Named for the portion of the King Ranch,
, where they were bred, the Santa Gertrudis is a mix of Shorthorn
(5/8) and Brahman
(3/8), and the first herd
entirely by one bull
, named (counter-intuitive
ly enough) 'Monkey
Intended as a breed capable of producing Hereford-quality beef in the hot, rough terrain of Texas, the Santa Gertrudis was an immediate success from its introduction in the 1920's, and is now a popular breed around the world, due to its docile disposition, tender meat, and climate adaptability.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.