The following attributes are essential for achieving maximum sustainable profit:
- Grass Conversion Efficiency / Inherent Body Condition. This requires a high Relative Intake resulting from a small frame, overall adaptation and an aggressive grazing behaviour.
- Hormonal Balance.
- Optimum milk.
- Good Meat: Bone Ratio
- 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.