About Santa Gertrudis Breeders International
Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI) provides progressive leadership, services, programs and technology to promote and broaden the long-term profitability of Santa Gertrudis influence within the beef industry by being member driven and consumer-focused.
The vision of SGBI is to provide superior member service, actively seek and use partnerships to leverage success and maintain a focus on profitability for members and their customers.
Santa Gertrudis… The Preferred American Beef Breed.
Why utilize Santa Gertrudis genetics in a breeding program?
For the commercial cattleman, the answer is simple: versatility. The versatility of the Santa Gertrudis breed ensures that it is a compatible and profitable cross with a wide variety of breeds. The result of breeding to a Santa Gertrudis bull is a highly marketable feeder calf and an extremely valuable F1 replacement female. The Santa Gertrudis F1 female is highly prized among cattlemen and demand for these productive females outpaces supply. Santa Gertrudis-influenced females are quickly becoming the beef industry’s commercial female of choice. The breed’s efficiency as feeders and outstanding carcass traits highlight the fact that Santa Gertrudis cattle are competitive and profitable in every sector of the industry.
Seedstock producers recognize that SGBI is an industry leader providing cattlemen with reliable genetic information and selection tools designed to assist with the identification of animals that are profitable and productive. SGBI’s dependable DNA-verified genetic evaluation allows cattlemen to make sound selection decisions, pinpointing animals that will perform regardless of environmental conditions. Santa Gertrudis offers heterosis for reproductive efficiency, longevity and forage adaptability.
SGBI Commercial Marketing Chairman Brian Cummins has developed a PowerPoint presentation discussing the use of Santa Gertrudis genetics in commercial operations. Mr. Cummins’ background as an order buyer and involvement with the Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s (NETBIO) stocker-feeder calf marketing program makes him uniquely qualified to discuss the genetics needed for the production and marketing of profitable feeder calves. NETBIO special stocker-feeder calf sales assist producers in marketing their pre-conditioned calves in truckload lots. This PowerPoint presentation can be utilized by SGBI members as an educational tool with commercial producers wishing to learn more about profitable Santa Gertrudis genetics. Access the presentation, along with other material, through the SGBI website at www.santagertrudis.com.
About Santa Gertrudis is excerpted from the June 2018 issue of The Cattleman magazine.