Posted on 23 November 2009
The Beefmaster breed originated in 1954 based on a 3-way cross between Hereford, Shorthorn and Brahman cattle. Their founder, Tom Lasater, selected these cattle on the “Six Essentials” of disposition; fertility, weight, conformation, milk production, and hardiness.
Today's Beefmaster breeders continue to strive for the standard of excellence expressed in these six essentials. They also select for calving ease, fast early growth, moderate frame, easy fleshing ability and longevity. Strictly adhering to the Lasater six essentials will make that success easier and faster to accomplish.