Category: Cattle - Cow
Facts about Saler Cattle, The Saler Cattle breed originated from the Massif Central in South Central France, a region with rough and variable climate. This breed is considered as one of the earliest and most pure European breeds in terms of genetic formation.
The Saler Cattle are generally brown or dark mahogany red in color, though you can also find a few that have a black coat. The Saler Cattle is very rare to find polled animals, but with the efforts of the British breeders it has become increasingly popular to spot a black and a full blood polled breed. They have very strong legs with black hooves. Saler Cattle have large pelvic area; it has the largest pelvic area compared to any of the other major beef breeds. The average weight of a Saler’s cow is 1875 to 2650 pounds (850 kg to 1200 kg) for the bull.
Saler Cattle are quite a hardy breed; the conditions where they were originally developed make them ideal for harshest areas of the British Isle and other areas across the globe. With the Saler Cattle strong legs they can walk for long distances over rough terrain without developing problems, and are able to tolerate lengthy periods on slats and e.t.c
When crossed the breeds characteristics are rather dominant. For example the low calf birth weight is dominant and relates to the ease of calving.
The cows and heifers are able to draw from the body reserves when their feed is scarce, and the Saler Cattle will be able to maintain their milk production and will therefore maintain the calf’s growth rate. Saler Cattle fully mature at around 5 to 6 years, the mothers are very vigilant and often care for other calves as their own.
Saler Cattle coat will become thick and curly in winter periods; this increases the adaptability to the cold conditions.
As a breed, the Saler Cattle are considered to be a very intelligent yet so calm in temperament. This attribute makes the Saler Cattles an easy breed to handle and care for.
One of the greatest capabilities of the Saler Cattle breed is its ability to produce lean palatable and nutritious protein product. This is all that beef production entails, Saler Cattle will consistently satisfy the consumer’s demand and with a great conversion rate. The Breeder will definitely convert their feed to quality beef.
Pasture will serve as the Saler Cattle primary diet, but they can be supplemented with hay along with mineral and necessary salts. Proteins and carbohydrate supplement is also a must.
Water is definitely a necessity, ensure you provide plenty of fresh and clean water daily.
Beef is consumed through out the world. Beef is eaten as roasts, steaks, and hamburgers. The other way it is used is meat by-products, this includes brains, intestines, horns, hides, diaphragm, heart, hoofs, hair, lips, snout, ears, bones and tongue. These meat by-products are used in many products that include margarine, dog food, makeup, chewing gum, marshmallows, shampoo, ice cream, gelatin, cement, chalk, and tennis racquets, fertilizer, piano keys, glues, wallpaper and strings for musical instruments. There are three different phases the way Beef is raised, the calves are raised on farm land and out in the pasture, used as feeder cattle they feed in the pasture on grass and crop residue. Finally the beef goes to troughs of feed, where the beef is fattened to be slaughter. The slaughterhouse is where the beef gets cut up and divided into different cuts, the (meat packer). This is were it is packed and sent to meat distributors where it goes to butchers and super markets.