List Of South Africa Breeds

List Of South Africa Breeds

Learn more about South Africa breeds

What is a breed?

A breed is a specific group of domestic animals having homogeneous appearance, homogeneous behavior, and/or other characteristics that distinguish it from other organisms of the same species. In literature, there exist several slightly deviating definitions. 

What are five common breeds of beef cattle?

There are more than 250 breeds of beef cattle all over the world but most popular among these are Angus, Brahman, Beef Master, Piedmontese, Herefordshire, Gelbvieh, and Limousin.

What breeds of cattle are in South Africa?

South Africa is richly endowed with indigenous cattle breeds, among which are the Afrikaner, Nguni and Drakensberger breeds. These breeds played important roles in the social, cultural and economic development of the country

Which cattle breed is most profitable in South Africa?

The Nguni Cattle Breeders Society, which was established in 1985, labels it as the breed that “produces the most kilogram of beef per hectare at the lowest cost,” making the Nguni “the most profitable and economically sustainable beef breed”

How many cow breeds are the in South Africa?

There are close to forty cattle breeds from which farmers can choose in South Africa.

What cow is the best for meat in South Africa?

South African cattle typically bred for the beef industry include:

  • Afrikaner Cattle, which are also particularly suited to dairy farming.
  • Angus Beef/Aberdeen Angus, one of the first cattle breeds bred exclusively for beef production.
What is the most popular dairy breed in South Africa?

They are different breeds of dairy cattle that are farmed with in SA. The most popular breeds are the Holstein (Friesland), the Jersey, and the Ayrshire, but there are other breeds like the Guernsey, Milk Shorthorn, S.A. Dairy Swiss, Dexter, and the Simmentaler which are less popular in S. African dairy farming.