Composite / Other


Mashona 337 (MH)

Mashona is an indigenous breed from Africa that originated with the Shona people in Zimbabwe.   The breed was developed under natural selection without any external inputs for thousands of years in an extremely harsh and unforgiving environment.   Mashona cattle have very low maintenance requirements.   They are very fertile and easy fleshing.   They are highly mobile grazers that have the ability to browse.   They have early carcass maturity and finish well on grass.   Mashona excel in hot and/or humid environments with low-quality forages.   They work well on endophyte infected fescue.   They have a very high resistance to parasites and disease.   Best of all, Mashona is a Bos taurus breed.   They are much smaller and much more fertile than Bos indicus (Brahman) cattle.   Pharo Cattle Company plans to use the Mashona breed to create a Heat-Tolerant Composite that has more fertility and efficiency than the Brahman crosses.   At this point, the Mashona 337 bull is the best we have found.   He is a black bull — with a red gene.   Limited semen.

Sire: 12Y

Dam: 46Y

B. Wt.: N/A      205-Day Wt.: N/A     365-Day Wt.: N/A

Mashona 337 (MH)

Birth Date June 4, 2005
Straw Price $26/straw

Our Genetic Predictions

Calving Ease
Fleshing Ability
Udder
Disposition

EPDs

Frame Mt Wt
3.0 1,600+