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Duncraggan

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They are indigenous to Southern Africa and are fairly popular down here in South Africa, especially where conditions are tough for cattle. They were developed in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, out of the native Sanga cattle. They are polled, mostly, which is an advantage. Colours range from light cream to dark red, mostly in the middle of the range though.
They do well, and are a good base to cross to British breeds to, to give good weaner calves. I have an idea, not confirmed, that feedlots give a penalty to purebred weaners of the breed, like the other Sanga's, namely Nguni's.
If you want 'bullet-proof' cattle, they would be a good choice! They seem to have a lighter bone structure though, maybe because they are higher off the ground due to their walking/foraging ability.
I personally don't think they are as good as Bonsmara's though, a composite breed, but for a crossbreed programme they would probably be better due to their purity and being 'true to type'.
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Duncraggan said:
They are indigenous to Southern Africa and are fairly popular down here in South Africa, especially where conditions are tough for cattle. They were developed in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, out of the native Sanga cattle. They are polled, mostly, which is an advantage. Colours range from light cream to dark red, mostly in the middle of the range though.
They do well, and are a good base to cross to British breeds to, to give good weaner calves. I have an idea, not confirmed, that feedlots give a penalty to purebred weaners of the breed, like the other Sanga's, namely Nguni's.
If you want 'bullet-proof' cattle, they would be a good choice! They seem to have a lighter bone structure though, maybe because they are higher off the ground due to their walking/foraging ability.
I personally don't think they are as good as Bonsmara's though, a composite breed, but for a crossbreed programme they would probably be better due to their purity and being 'true to type'.
JMO
Are they docile or naturally on the wild side?
 

knabe

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the ones i helped work seemed like regular range cattle.


only 1 out of 140 seemed bent on charging.
 
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