USDA research establishes the cooler
temperatures maintained by Senepol compared to Brahman, Angus
and Hereford cows while grazing during the summer months in Florida.
The same study revealed that F1 Senepol calves (both Hereford-sired
out of Senepol cows, and Senepol-sired out of Hereford cows) maintained
rectal temperatures almost identical to full blood Senepol. Senepol
posses heat tolerance, and they pass it on in crossbreeding programs.
Grazing studies performed at the USDA
Subtropical Research Station, Brooksville, Fla., during a two
summers time period concluded that Senepol grazed an average of
10.7 hours per day as compared to 9.3 hours a day for Hereford
cattle – a grazing advantage of 1.4 hours/day. This adds
to Senepol’s advantage in foraging ability and easy-fleshing
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