Shorthorn Cattle Research Paper

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Beef is a big part of the American lifestyle. People eat beef almost every day without realizing it, and can purchase beef from any fast food restaurant or restaurant: McDonalds, Burger King, Outback Steakhouse, Stoney River. Between 2014 and 2015, the industry brought nearly 89 billion dollars for the economy ( There are many types of breeds of cattle that contribute to the American economy and life style. There are tons of breeds of cattle in the world, but the most popular breed is the Black Angus. This is what most Americans eat, when it comes to beef like meat. They were developed from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in Scotland (Wikipedia), but started up in the United States between 1878 and…show more content…
Many people refer to them as oreo cows or panda cows due to most of the breed colors being black with a white patch in the middle of them, or some brown with white spots. They learn very quickly causing them to adapt to different environments of living. They were imported to America in the 1940s (Livestock, and are used for high quality beef and their hides are used for rugs. (Livestock Conservancy.Org). The Shorthorn cattle breed, originated from England in the late 18th century, has a dual-purpose, the breed can be used for both beef and dairy. They were imported to the United States around 1870’s (, and there are usually around 20,000 Shorthorns registered every year. They are known for being great mothers to their calves ( Supposedly, the only problem with owning this breed of cattle is that they are plagued by the TH disease. A very known breed of cattle to ordinary Americans, is the Texas Longhorn. It is known for its massive horns (Wikipedia) while no other cattle breeds are known to have horns like these. Also, a lot of people think bulls have horns, that is very false because must bulls don 't have horns. The Longhorns are used for beef purposes only, and almost went extinct in the past. Fortunately, the Longhorns are thriving better than
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