The Senepol is a cross
of two popular cattle breeds
, and follows in the contemporary tradition of combining African
(ex. Ankole Watusi
) or Indian
with European stock
to produce tougher, more adaptible herds
capable of producing high-quality beef
Only about one hundred years old, the Senepol were developed on the Carribean island of St. Croix by crossing Red Poll and N'Dama cattle. The resulting breed is insect and heat resistant, but yeilds tender meat, even in conditions where foraging is necessitated by sparse vegetation.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.