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Unread January 25th, 2008, 23:04
Rhodie Rhodie is offline
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Unlike the Brahman, the Tuli is very docile, highly fertile and has meat quality similar to Angus. They do well in feedlots as a pure animal, having an excellent feed conversion, but are slower than the British breeds as far as weight gain per day is concerned. The reason I believe in developing hybrids for my commercial customers, is to supply a composite that has all the hardiness of the Tuli, and the better weight gains and heavier conformation of the European breeds, the heterosis in these crosses is also exceptional adding value to the crosses. Tuli have been used extensively in Mexico to improve fertility and carcase quality of the Brazu - Indus and Brahman herds there.
Tuli were imported to Australia, here is one of many links on the Australian imports, there is also an Australian Tuli Breeders Society.
http://terraweena.com/cattle/index.php
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