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Santa Gertrudis cattle

Santa Gertrudis cattle, breed of beef cattle derived from crosses between Shorthorn cows (see Shorthorn cattle) and Brahman bulls (see Brahman cattle); the breed was developed by Robert J. Kleberg, Jr., of the King Ranch in S Texas, in the early 1900s. The breed has been widely distributed in the United States, particularly in the South, and has been extensively exported.

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