are a type of Zebu cattle that are very popular in South America.
Brazil is the largest breeder of Nelore. They are hardy
cattle well suited for tropical or sub-tropical areas. Their
loose black skin is covered by a white or light gray coat which
filters and reflects harmful
sun rays. Nelores possess natural resistance to various insects,
as their skin is thick and dense, making it difficult for
blood sucking insects to penetrate. Nelores also have a well developed
muscle layer which enables them to remove insects simply by shaking
their coat. They are fertile, easy calving cattle with a
highly developed maternal instinct . They thrive in areas
where other breeds barely survive.
How to Contact the Breed Association:
3003 South Loop West, Suite 140
Houston, TX USA 77054