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Breeds of Livestock - San Martinero Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - San Martinero Cattle

San Martinero

sanmart.jpgAlso Known As: San Martin, Sanmartiniana

The San Martinero is found in Meta and Caqueta provinces of central Columbia. They are of Crillo type and are similar to the Consteño con Cuernos but have better confirmation. San Martinero cattle are usually beige, yellow-red or chestnut.

San Martinero were bred for weigh gain and milk yield. They are among the heaviest muscled of the Crillo breeds.

Reference:

Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Photographs:
R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University

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