Bonsmara are medium framed, with smooth, red to brown coats. They are heat tolerant and tick resistant, early maturing, with high fertility rates and easy calving. They move in a tight herd creating intense animal impact which is essential for restoring soil biology and fire mitigation in dry environments. Bonsmara’s ability to eat both brush and grass makes them ideal for restoring California rangeland.
BONSMARAS ARE BRED TO EXCEL EVEN UNDER HARSH CONDITIONS.
Any breed of cattle can survive and produce under ideal conditions. But when the dry summer months come, the temperature rises, and the rains stop, fertility and growth are influenced. Bonsmaras are bred to excel even under harsh conditions. These traits will also reduce input costs of production thereby increasing the value of the cattle. They are an excellent choice for cross-breeding, increasing the development rate and fertility of their offspring.
Crossing Bonsmara bulls has proven to produce offspring with beneficial heterosis. Because of their adaptability in basically all environmental conditions, growth efficiency, beef and carcass characteristics, the breed has proliferated throughout the world.
Bonsmara can be found on the African continent and in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.