In the 1920's and 1930's, the
King Ranch at Kingsville, Texas, crossed
Shorthorns and Brahmans to develop the Santa
Gertrudis. The cattle are about five-eighths
Shorthorn and three-eighths Brahman. Large numbers of them live in the
humid areas of the South and Southwest. The
calves grow rapidly and mature into large cattle.
The breed has been exported to Africa and several
Latin American countries.