Bonsmara

Available Bulls

FCT 970024

JGC 940320

JMP 030268

PHR 030036

Facts about Bonsmara
The Bonsmara has been scientifically bred and strictly selected for economical production in the extensive cattle grazing regions of South Africa.

Breeding Aim
The Bonsmara breed is well adapted to sub-tropical climate and suitable for use in cross breeding.

History of the Bonsmara
The Bonsmara originates from South Africa, it has been scientifically bred and strictly selected for economical production in extensive cattle grazing in sub-tropical climates. In 1937 it was generally noted that British breeds did not have the required heat tolerance for the sub tropics and that the Afrikaner did not perform as well in terms of calving regularity. Professor Jan Bonsma decided to test different breed combinations at the Messina Livestock Research Station. The name „Bonsmara“ was derived from „Bonsma“, the man who played a major role in the development of the breed, and „Mara“, the farm on which the animals were bred. The Bonsmara has become so popular that it has grown to be numerically the strongest beef breed in South Africa in less than 25 years.

Characteristic
The Bonsmara is red in colour. They are horned but must be de-horned to conform with breed standards. Body conformation and traits have all been selected for to satisfy the commercial requirements of todays market.