> Does it take longer for a young
> South Devon Heifer to reach
> breeding maturity than say a Angus
> or Brangus Hereford etc.?
You can check the MARC data on South Devon sired crossbred heifers compared to hereford or angus crossbred heifers, but if my memory is correct, it will show them taking slightly longer to reach puberty than the hereford angus crosses, yet they will reach puberty sooner than Brangus sired heifers because brahma influence lengthens the time it takes cattle to reach puberty.