Beefmaster is a breed of beef
cattlethat was developed in the early 1930s by Tom Lasater from a crossing of Hereford and Shorthorncattle with hearty Brahman stock. The exact mixture of the foundation cattle is unknown, but is thought to be about 25% Hereford, 25% Shorthorn and 50% Brahman. It was the second new breed of cattle registered in the United States[Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation, p.256] . The original intention was to produce cattle that could produce economically in the difficult environment of South Texas. The cattle were selected by using the Six Essentials – weight, conformation, milking ability, fertility, hardiness and disposition. Though there are no standards for color, most are red, however others are paint, dun, roan, white, brown, tan, or black.
* [http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/beefmaster/ History of the Beefmaster breed] - Oklahoma State University
* [http://www.beefmasters.org/main/index.php Beefmasters Breeders United homepage]
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