The Kerr Center’s cattle program uses an Angus-Gelbvieh cross, selected because it is well adapted to the climate of southeastern Oklahoma, including heat and humidity and endophyte infected fescue.
For several years, the center also maintained a herd of heritage-breed Pineywoods cattle. For a retrospective on the Pineywoods program, click here.
- commercial breed
- descended from Senator Kerr’s prize Angus herd
- originally crossed with Senepol (a heat tolerant breed from the Virgin Islands)
- later crossed with Gelbvieh (not as heat tolerant, but bulls are easier to find in the region)