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A Bonsmara bull in Namibia

The Bonsmara is a breed of cattle known for its high quality beef and resistance to local diseases. Originating in South Africa as a scientific experiment of professor Jan Bonsma, the Bonsmara was created after many cross matings and back-crosses consisting of five-eighths Afrikaner (Sanga-type), three-sixteenths Hereford, and three-sixteenths Shorthorn (both taurine types).[1][2]

See also



  1. ^ "Welcome to Bonsmara Namibia | Bonsmara Namibia". www.bonsmaranamibia.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  2. ^ "Bonsmara". Archived from the original on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-02-12.