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Welcome to Santa Gertrudis Breeders International

Welcome to Santa Gertrudis Breeders International

The Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle, named for the Spanish land grant where Captain Richard King first established the King Ranch, were developed to thrive, prosper and gain weight on the native grasses of the South Texas brush country.


The first and perhaps the most enduring efforts to produce the rugged breed began in 1910 when the King Ranch decided to systematically crossbreed its Shorthorn and Hereford cattle with Brahman.


After a few crosses, the Brahman X Shorthorn cross showed the most promise, and the ranch headed toward a cross of 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Shorthorn as the optimum blend of the two breeds. For more information about Santa Gertrudis Cattle, click HERE to contact Santa Gertrudis Breeders International.

 

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Santa Gertrudis Breeders Int'l
PO Box 1257
Kingsville, TX 78364
Phone: (361) 592-9357
Fax: (361) 592-8572

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