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Learning the Common Beef

Cattle Breeds

Objectives
Given the background information, the students
will be able to identify common beef breeds.
Given the quiz about the breed, students will
able to choose right answers with 100 %
accuracy.

Information about the Lesson


In order for this assignment to work smoothly and
properly there needs to be a computer with a projector
screen. An interactive screen would be ideal.

Target Audience:
Middle or High School age students
Enrolled in an Animal Science course
20-25 students who work in pairs would be most ideal

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Beef Breeds Flash Cards

Link to YouTube Video

Beef Breeds Quiz

List of reliable online links

Breed: Angus
Originated in

Northeast Scotland
Breed Characteristics
Most popular breed

to due its vigorous


growth
Polled (no horns)
Solid black or red in
color
Known for high
marbling content

Breed: Charolais
Originated in

Charolais, France
Breed Characteristics
White/straw colored

fur
Large breed
Polled or horned
Heavily muscled
Popular in
crossbreeding

Breed: Hereford
Originated in

Hereford County
England
Breed Characteristics
White faces with red

bodies
Easily handled
Very docile
Moderate sized

Breed: Brahman
Originated in United

States
Breed Characteristics
Mainly used in

crossbreeding
Light grey or red
Loose skins allows
for high tolerance of
heat
Rapid weight gain

Breed: Limousin
Originated in

Southwest France
Breed characteristics
Red rust or black in

color
Long and shallow
bodied
Known for calving
ease

Breed: Shorthorn
Originated in

England
Breed Characteristics
Dual purpose breed
Red, white or roan
Docile with good

mothering ability

Breed: Simmental
Originated in West

Switzerland
Breed Characteristics
White face
Rapid growth
Thick muscled

Breed: Chianina
Originated in Italy
Breed Characteristics
Dual purpose breed
Gentle nature
White with black

nose and switch

Breed: Santa Gertrudis


Originated on King

ranch in Texas
Breed Characteristics
Cross of Shorthorn

and Brahman
Deep red to black
Good mothering
ability

Breed: Texas Longhorn


Originated in Texas
Breed Characteristics
Very lean
Many different colors

and sizes
Adapted to very
harsh climates

List of reliable online links


Oklahoma State: Cattle Breeds

The Cattle Site

The Cow Wall

Quiz
After studying all of the
Flashcards for the Beef
Breeds topic there is a
Quiz that is required. Click
the next button when you
are done reviewing the
breeds flash cards.

Click here to begin


the Quiz.
Remember, there is
no time limit so take
as much time as
needed!

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one to see
the guide

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