Bonsmara, the breed “created by science”, will demonstrate its efficiency in fattening at a conference in Córdoba • Agroverdad

Bonsmara, the breed “created by science”, will demonstrate its efficiency in fattening at a conference in Córdoba • Agroverdad

On Wednesday May 4th at 6pm will be held in the Aula magna of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the UNC a Face to face session what will focus in tests that confirm the conversion efficiency – or fattening – of the Bonsmara, “the bovine breed created by Science”.

The meeting will consist of three conferences which will present in detail this thematic axis together with the specific experiences and results achieved in the province of Córdoba. They will be in charge of Dr. Alfredo Estevez, president of the Argentine Association of Bonsmara Breeders; Ing. Juan Bolatti, of CESAB (Biopharma Animal Nutrition Center); and Lic. Julia Aras, of the Association, who will shortly present a Course on the Bonsmara System, as a first step for those interested in being Inspector of the breed

Bonsmara is spreading rapidly, particularly in the north of Cordoba, due to the qualities it is demonstrating to adapt to inhospitable environments, with a great ability to cope with them, add chili and stand out for the excellent quality of the meat.

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The Conference is organized by the Breeders’ Association and Bonsmara, by the Cordovan Biogen, El Triunfo and La Ciénaga cabins, by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the UNC and Bofarma.

Participation will be free upon registration via these e-mails: info@bonsmara.org.ar and info@iracbiogen.com.

Created by science

It was created by the South African zootechnician Jan C. Bonsma, who in the late 1930s obtained on the basis of solid scientific work based on the Afrikaner, Hereford and Shorthorn breeds, a breed that has successfully adapted to the harsh climate of Africa and which is considered the forerunner of the development of livestock farming and the meat industry in that great continent.

Bonsma determined that low livestock productivity in tropical and subtropical regions was not a nutritional problem as previously thought and showed that animals that suffered the least “climate stress” exhibited the highest productivity. The fur and skin of the animal play an important role in the heat dissipation process, which is of great importance for regulating its temperature in the environment.

In addition to the great adaptability, the Bonsmara, which is a bos taurus, without zebu blood, is characterized by high fertility, easy childbirth, good maternal capacity, early maturity, rapid weight gain of the calf, excellent growth in field or barnyard, and surprising meekness. The culmination of all this in excellent meat quality, tenderness and exquisite flavor.

It was introduced in Argentina in 1995.