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Raising Shorthorn cattle

This beef breed has a lot to offer!
  • View pictures of adorable Shorthorn, Shorthorn Plus and crossbred calves, while learning about the Shorthorn breed.

    Circle K Cattle Company

    It's fall calving season at the Circle K Cattle Company farm! 

    View pictures of adorable Shorthorn, Shorthorn Plus and crossbred calves, while learning about the Shorthorn breed.

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • The Shorthorn breed originated on the Northeastern coast of England in the counties of Northcumberland, Durham, York and Lincoln.

    Shorthorn origin

    The Shorthorn breed originated on the Northeastern coast of England in the counties of Northcumberland, Durham, York and Lincoln. 

    In 1783, the breed circulated to Scotland and America.

     

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • A separate section in the 1958 herdbook was started by Beef Shorthorn breeders.

    Purpose

    Early on, Shorthorn cattle were used as a dual purpose breed-- for milk and beef.

    Beef Shorthorns developed into a separate breed after 1958, when the Beef Shorthorn breeders started a separate section in the herdbook.

     

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • Purebred shorthorns can be red, red and white, red with white marks, white or roan.

    Colors

    Purebred Shorthorns can be red, red and white, red with white marks, white or roan.

    They can be born either horned or polled.

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • Shorthorns are known for their docile temperments, maternalistic cows, reasonable birthweights and fertility.

    Characteristics

    Shorthorns are known for their docile temperments, maternalistic cows, reasonable birth weights and fertility. 

    The breed's carcass quality and high marbling traits, especially Shorthorn crosses, make them an ideal choice for production of high quality meat.

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • The American Shorthorn Association has an Appendix Registry to promote the Shorthorn breed's influence in commercial production.

    Appendix/Shorthorn Plus

    Shorthorn genetics are used worldwide and found in bloodlines of over 40 other different cattle breeds. 

    The American Shorthorn Association has an Appendix Registry to promote the Shorthorn breed's influence in commercial production.

    White and roan Shorthorns can be crossed with black cattle breeds to achieve either black or blue roan Shorthorn Plus cattle.

    For more information to register Purebred Shorthorns and Shorthorn Plus cattle, you can go on the American Shorthorn Association's website and view the Rules & Regulations of the American Shorthorn Association document.

     

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • I love the unique face on this adorable Shorthorn cross calf!

    Cute calf alert!

    I love the unique face on this adorable Shorthorn cross calf!

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • These top 10 states make up 66.1% of total Shorthorn registrations

    ASA registry

    These top 10 states make up 66.1% of total Shorthorn registrations:


    1. Iowa

    2. Illinois 

    3. Indiana

    4. Kansas 

    5. Ohio

    6. Texas

    7. Minnesota

    8. Nebraska

    9. Missouri

                                                                                                  10. Oklahoma

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014
  • Find Shorthorn breeders in your area: http://www.shorthorn.org.

    Breeders Directory

    Find Shorthorn breeders in your area: shorthorn.org.

    Date Published: September 23, 2014
    Date Updated: October 1, 2014

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