The Boran’s single biggest selling point is the advantage gained by using it as a corner stone in any cross-breeding beef production programme. Not only has the Boran been a pure breed for 1 300 years, but genome testing has confirmed that it is further removed genetically than any other breed in South Africa. It therefore should yield incredible hybrid vigour in any cross-breeding programme, whilst contributing all its other benefits mentioned above, such as low maintenance, fattening off the veld and resistance to diseases. In our opinion this is where the future lies for the Boran in South Africa – as the #1 choice in any cross-breeding beef production programme!
We have personally experienced the incredible hybrid vigour yielded by the Boran in our own commercial herd where we cross breed Boran bulls with Angus cows.