NGUNI - WORLD'S MOST
By Prof. Philip Morgan
Some Nguni beef cattle are Profit Selected
These superfertile African cattle double profit
Embryo's will revolutionize your beef industry
Herds of these cows produce the most
meat from your farm, no matter what your environment. It can be harsh
dry scrub or lush pastures. They do this, at least cost of any Breed.
This is why Profit Selected Nguni cows, are the most profitable cattle
in the warmer World. Some information follows. A 39 page book is available.
existing beef Breeds are threatened with extinction. The reason is low
profitability. New millennium
cattle exist and can double
profit. The Bos taurus africanus or Nguni Breed lived in Europe 20 000
years ago. Later, they were the cattle of the Pharaohs. Morgan
Cattle are profit selected from them.
Profit selection takes five steps.
1 is selecting for superfertility.
Here we see a 16 month old bull and heifers, just after their first
breeding season. From birth they were only on average unsupplemented
grass. Such young bulls each had about 10 heifers. Conception of herds
of these heifers was 98% and reconception of 2 year old heifers 94%.
called superfertile, heifers must recalve
within 390 days and give their calves enough milk. When
all the other 5 selection steps are completed, including Performance
Testing, cattle that pass are Profit
selected Nguni bulls, weigh 70%
more than their cows.They can be slaughtered off average unsupplemented
grass, at only 18 months of age.
weigh about 190 kg [6mm fat cover]. Other medium sized breeds,
take one year longer to slaughter.
before two years of age increases;
turnover, the number of cows you keep and profit.
The most powerful alternative in the world, is positive
crossing. For this, small
cows are essential. Profit selected,
Nguni cows that are also small,
recover condition fastest after the dry season or after droughts. These
make them the most fertile cows in most of the warmer cattle
Doubling profit from
beef, between 40 degrees N. and S. of the equator, is an exciting
concept. Until now Bos taurus and Bos Indicus Breeds or their crosses
are all that are available for ranching. Profit from them is limited,
as they do not possess important traits. The World's best cattle are
unknown to cattle Ranchers.
Without the World's
best cows, profit cannot double. Only some unselected African cattle
None of the well known, highly pedigreed and performance tested Breeds,
give more profit than they can.
They are pure Bos taurus
africanus otherwise called Nguni cattle. To
double profit, Nguni's must be Profit
Selected. This takes
many generations. Seven traits make Profit
Selected Nguni cows most profitable:
- Heifers are superfertile.
Calve at 2 years, off native grass alone; 75% + recalve. Cows fertility
is best of all.
- Cows give heaviest
calves, compared to their body mass. More than ½ their mass at 7
months, on veld alone. Cow in logo weights 400 kg. her calf weighs
200 kg at 5 ½ months of age.
- Cows calve with
ease, even from large framed bulls of other Breeds.
- Calves growth efficiency,
off native grass, is best. Nguni cattle are the World's most drought
- Calves feed conversion
in feedlots, is also the best in the World.
- Cows are naturally
small and bulls medium frame size. This is the perfect size for
all the warmer World.
- Nguni's are the
hardiest Breed in
the World. Their hardiness equals wild game. This can halve costs.
What does the future hold for you,
the beef producer? World wide protectionism is diminishing, coupled
with an "overproduction" of any meat.
This will keep prices low for the consumer and reduces profit for
In the future, all of the warmer
cattle World will produce more beef. Here the cost/price squeeze
in beef production, will get worse. In other words the cost of medicines,
acaricides [dip] and all feed supplements, including corn and hay
will increase. You need cattle that are as hardy as wild game, to
cut these costs. Lowest cost cattle, ensure your long term survival.
At the same time the price
of beef will drop. Profit from conventional cattle will fall. To combat
this, you need more profitable heifers. At present, heifers exist that
Left is a 14 month old positive
cross bull calf. At 18 months, such bulls weigh
about 500 kg, off average grass. On the right is his 400 kg Nguni
mother. His father is a large framed bull of another Breed.
crossing does not increase calving problems, as
birth weight only increases from 28 kg to 31 kg.
cross calves give more beef per hectare, than
any of the Worlds purebreds! If you sell to feedlots, these calves
are as heavy, at 7 months, as those from medium sized Breeds.
They are best at converting feed. Profit
Selected Nguni cows are unique. They give you most
calves, and most beef per hectare, at least cost and trouble. This
is why they are the most profitable beef cows in the warmer cattle
World. Purebred or positive crossing, gives the complete range of
calves, Cattlemen around the World want.
You can have the most
profitable cattle in the warmer World. If hardy, Profit
Selected cattle do not exist in your country, you can
import embryo's. These calves will not only give you an exciting herd
of heifers; there will be a strong demand for these bulls. Bulls can
change commercial herds, to heifers that double profit. This takes 3
generations. Embryo's allow you to revolutionize your countries beef
COW HERDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
up, yours is not the best. Not by a long shot.
What everybody wants are
trouble free cattle. Are
yours the hardiest in the World?
Can you leave your cattle alone on the range for a year, without
many dying? Must they be treated for ticks? Dipping in countries like
Australia is unnecessary with hardy cattle.
No acaricides = environment
friendly. Consumers will demand acaricide, growth stimulant and additive
free beef. Can your cows do without expensive supplements? Are they
then the most fertile cows in the world? When you muster herds to
crop them, are nearly all cows pregnant?
Do they also have healthy
calves at foot? Do your bull calves weigh the same as
their mothers at 18 months of age, on average grass alone? Are these
bulls docile? Can you easily load them for sale? Is their meat tasty
and tender with just enough fat? If you want heavy weaners for sale
to feedlots, can you mate your cows to large frame size bulls? Do these
cows have no calving problems?
You can have a herd like this in
the tropics and subtropics, but not with traditional Bos indicus
To correct the problem composite
cattle have been produced. They are not the answer. How can you
produce a perfect heifer, if her parents are defective?
vigor" of traditional first crosses does not produce
heifers with all the profitable traits. Only some African cattle
have a chance of doing this.
Africa has the worst ticks, diseases
and parasites in the World coupled with poor grazing and droughts.
African cattle are hardy and heat resistant. Traditional crosses just
water hardiness down. Some African cattle originated from Europe millennia
ago and happily have good quality meat. Nature has dictated their
They are small. Some are reasonably
fertile. Breed for superfertility and they respond maginificently.
Breed them medium size and fertility plus hardiness will suffer. Small
cows are the perfect size for most of the tropics and subtropics.
A herd of Nguni cows that has been selected for superfertility
and the other 6 profitable traits given in Chapter 9, is unbeatable.
From these cows you can breed calves
that suite your consumers. Do this by using suitable bulls e.g. Nguni
or those with large frames. Calves can be tailor made. You can have
more of the same size or larger calves, than you have ever had before.
All this at least cost and trouble!
In the first picture
we see a purebred profit selected
bull calf that can be slaughtered off average unsupplemented grass.
Their carcasses weigh 190 kg at 18 months, with 6mm fat cover. These
bull calves weigh 28kg at birth and 201kg at 7 months of age. In a
feedlot their A.D.G. = 1,4kg/d and F.C.R. = 4,8kg[which is average].
selected Nguni cows are crossed with certain large
frame bulls, the calves birth mass only increases to 31kg, but they
grow to 236kg at 7 months. In a feedlot their A.D.G. = 2,06kg/d and
F.C.R. = 4,4 [which is better than all Breeds]. Carcasses are heavy
and mass depends on fat cover. If these carcasses are too heavy and
purebreds too light, use a bull of intermediate size.
of Profit Selected BOS TAURUS AFRICANUS,
on average grass:
|Profit per large
Stock Unit* [small cow & calf to 7m]
||$US 44 to $US
|Annual costs of
a cow + calf to 7m. [labor + essentials]
|Live weight produced
||to 161 kg
|Age at first calving
for entire herd [droughts included]
||410 days +
rate of heifers as 3 year olds
||10% to 30%
at end of 2nd breeding season
||2,2 / 5
|Number of calves
in the breeding life of a cow
||11 calves in
||5 calves in 8
using same Breed [or large frame] bulls
||0,1 % [0,1%]
||0,1 to 5% [to
|Calf weight at
weaning [7m] as % of mothers mass
|Meat quality [tenderness,
taste & marbling ability]
||-6 to +2
||Calm to aggressive
Wake up. Breed a herd of profit
selected Nguni heifers for most profit, for you
and your children. First in will make most. Last in will also
prosper. These are the future.
For Profit Selected Nguni embryo's, e-mail email@example.com,
or Fax +27 82 5708122 or write Box 39, Dewetsdorp, 9940, South