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Senepol cattle [[breeds|breed]] are red in colour, medium sized, naturally polled cattle. They have good conformation which produces a good carcass.
 
Senepol cattle [[breeds|breed]] are red in colour, medium sized, naturally polled cattle. They have good conformation which produces a good carcass.
  
In 1918, Red Poll genetics were introduced to the Nelthropp's N'Dama stock to improve milking ability, fertility and make them polled. This blending of genetics proved quite successful, and formed the foundation of the Senepol breed. As more Red Poll influence was added, strict selection pressure was applied for:
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1. early maturity and maternal efficiency
 
2. polled and solid red colour
 
3. definite heat tolerance
 
4. gentle disposition
 
 
 
Adult cows average 1,000 to 1,200 lbs., and consistently wean off 50% or better of their body weight while maintaining an efficient calving interval. Cows stay in production upwards of 15-20 years.
 

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Senepol cattle breed are red in colour, medium sized, naturally polled cattle. They have good conformation which produces a good carcass.

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