The Tswana are of the Sanga cattle type, similar
to the Tuli and Barotse. These cattle were brought into the area by
the Tswana people who settled in the Ngami region of Botswana early
in the 19th century. The Tswana cattle eventually displaced practically
all of the cattle native to the region.
Tswana cattle are generally red pied, black or
black pied with long horns. In composition they are a well built breed
showing good fleshing with moderately long legs. Mature females weight
approximately 360 kg (800 pounds) and males 480 kg (1100 pounds).
Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985,
MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock
Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International.
R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International
Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg,
Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University