> which is the better cross bred in
> terms of live weight gain ?? dm x
> sim, sim x rp or rp x dm ????
Go for Simmental then Droughtmaster. Leave Red Poll alone they are great mothers but too soft for tough country. Thats why I have my doubts about Senepol as they have some Red Poll in them apparently. Senepols are the flavour of the month here in Australia just because one big Agricultural company has taken a fancy to them,they fancied Red Angus and South Devon there for a while too, but who knows what happened. Its horses for courses you have Bos Indicus for Hot country usually but not Bos Taurus for that climate. Bos Indicus cattle are more adaptable to cold than Bos Taurus to hot.