How Well Do You Know The Santa Gertrudis Cattle?

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The Santa Gertrudis Cattle is a breed of cattle developed for meat production. Santa Gertrudis cattle are usually found in tropical climes. They are usually red in color and sometimes with white markings. Santa Gertrudis cattle have a sleek, short coat which makes living in tropical areas easy. Have you seen one before?


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  • 1. 

    Where can Santa Gertrudis cattle be found?

    • A.

      Southern California 

    • B.

      Southern Texas 

    • C.

      Northern Italy 

    • D.

      Southeast Asia 

    Correct Answer
    B. Southern Texas 
    Explanation
    Santa Gertrudis cattle can be found in Southern Texas. This breed of cattle was developed in the early 20th century on the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. The breed is known for its adaptability to hot climates and its ability to thrive in the harsh conditions of Southern Texas. Santa Gertrudis cattle are popular for their meat production and are often raised for beef.

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  • 2. 

    When was this breed recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture?

    • A.

      1956

    • B.

      1945

    • C.

      1940

    • D.

      1938

    Correct Answer
    C. 1940
    Explanation
    In 1940, this breed was recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is not peculiar to the breed?

    • A.

      Heat tolerance 

    • B.

      Bloat resistance 

    • C.

      Tick resistance 

    • D.

      White body markings

    Correct Answer
    D. White body markings
    Explanation
    White body markings are not peculiar to the breed. This means that the breed does not typically have or exhibit white body markings as a distinguishing characteristic. The other options, heat tolerance, bloat resistance, and tick resistance, are all traits that are typically associated with the breed and are considered peculiar or unique to that particular breed.

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  • 4. 

    What is the scientific name for Santos Gertrudis cattle?

    • A.

      Bos indicus 

    • B.

      Bos gertrudis 

    • C.

      Bos humpi

    • D.

      Bos humpeeti

    Correct Answer
    A. Bos indicus 
    Explanation
    The scientific name for Santos Gertrudis cattle is Bos indicus.

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  • 5. 

    When was the breed introduced to American farmers?

    • A.

      1917

    • B.

      1913

    • C.

      1919

    • D.

      1918

    Correct Answer
    D. 1918
    Explanation
    In 1918, the breed was introduced to American farmers.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these breeds is not directly related to Santos Gertrudis cattle?

    • A.

      Bos indicus 

    • B.

      Bos taurus 

    • C.

      Bos timeli

    • D.

      Bos brahman

    Correct Answer
    D. Bos brahman
    Explanation
    Bos brahman is not directly related to Santos Gertrudis cattle. Santos Gertrudis cattle are a breed that originated from the crossbreeding of Shorthorn and Brahman cattle. While Bos indicus, Bos taurus, and Bos timeli are all species of cattle, Bos brahman refers specifically to a breed of cattle that is a cross between Bos indicus and Bos taurus. Therefore, Bos brahman is not directly related to Santos Gertrudis cattle.

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  • 7. 

    When was The Santa Gertrudis Breeders (Australia) Association established?

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1954

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    C. 1954
    Explanation
    The Santa Gertrudis Breeders (Australia) Association was established in 1954.

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  • 8. 

    When did the Santa Gertrudis Group Breedplan start operating in Australia?

    • A.

      1991 

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      1994 

    • D.

      1997 

    Correct Answer
    C. 1994 
    Explanation
    The Santa Gertrudis Group Breedplan started operating in Australia in 1994.

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  • 9. 

    When were the Santa Gertrudis cattle first exported to Australia?

    • A.

      1951

    • B.

      1959

    • C.

      1955

    • D.

      1961

    Correct Answer
    A. 1951
    Explanation
    The Santa Gertrudis cattle were first exported to Australia in 1951.

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  • 10. 

    Where was the Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Association formed?

    • A.

      California 

    • B.

      Florida 

    • C.

      Copenhagen 

    • D.

      Texas 

    Correct Answer
    D. Texas 
    Explanation
    The Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Association was formed in Texas.

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