The following attributes are essential for achieving maximum sustainable profit:
1. Grass Conversion Efficiency / Inherent Body Condition. This requires a high Relative Intake resulting from a small frame, overall adaptation and an aggressive grazing behaviour.
2. Hormonal Balance
3. Optimum milk
4. Good Meat: Bone Ratio
5. Easy-Care attributes.
The young Mashona bull pictured above and bred by Johan Smit epitomises all the attributes of a good beef animal. Johan understands how to “read” nature correctly.
All that remains is to accelerate natural selection.
This is the only appropriate role a true breeder has.