What does Shorthorn Plus mean?

What does Shorthorn Plus mean?

Shorthorn Plus calves have to be 50% shorthorn to show in major shows, but only 25% to register them as Shorthorn Plus.

How many Shorthorn Cattle are in the US?

The ASA records approximately 15,000 animals each year. More than 20,000 head are maintained in the association’s whole herd registry. The current membership is in more than 6,000 combined junior and senior members.

What color are Shorthorn Cattle?

“Shorthorns are well known for their striking and varied color combinations. They are red or white or a combination of the two, often displaying the roan pattern of red and white hairs intimately mixed. The red may vary from light to dark, but dark is usually preferred.

How do I register as a Bull?


  1. Get a DNA Kit from the American Aberdeen Association®.
  2. Once you have received your DNA kit, obtain a blood sample or hair sample.
  3. Fill out the DNA Testing Form.
  4. Send the DNA Testing Form, the blood/hair sample and payment to Neogen.
  5. Register your cattle.

What breeds make a Shorthorn?

The breed developed from Teeswater and Durham cattle found originally in the North East of England. In the late eighteenth century, the Colling brothers, Charles and Robert, started to improve the Durham cattle using the selective breeding techniques that Robert Bakewell had used successfully on Longhorn cattle.

When did Shorthorn come to the US?

Shorthorns were first introduced in the United States in 1783 in Virginia and became a very popular breed for settlers because of the cattle’s versatility and calm disposition. They spread quickly throughout the country and can be found in nearly every state today, and they’re popular in England, Canada and Australia.

Can Shorthorn cattle be black?

The whites and roans can be used on black cattle to get both blues and blacks. Shorthorn bulls are active aggressive breeders and we get many reports of bulls being used in commercial herds for several years, often up to eight years.