These days, the two most popular breeds of beef cattle in Argentina are Braford and Brangus. Evita’s Choice primarily supplies meat from the Braford, Brangus, Hereford and Angus breeds.
Over the centuries, various breeds of cattle have been brought to Argentina – the Zebu in particular due to its heat-tolerance and as a beast of burden, the Holstein for milk production and the Shorthorn for both milk and beef production. However, at the end of the 19th century, the focus was on the typical beef cattle breeds Hereford and Aberdeen Angus.
In response to the growing demand for high quality beef, selective crossbreeds were also developed. For example, the Braford and Brangus originated from a cross between the Brahman breed (a type of Zebu) and the Hereford and the Angus breeds, respectively. The combination resulted in a breed that brings together the qualities of two highly successful parent breeds; an animal that thrives in many climates, has good resistance and produces excellent quality beef.