The Drakensberger is a breed of cattle indigenous to South Africa, where it developed over several centuries. In 1497 Vasco da Gama acquired a black ox from local natives and loved the meat. Drakensberger cattle are the first black cattle recorded on the Cape of Africa; they were also called Uys cattle until 1947. They adapt well to local conditions, are good mothers and good-tempered, and have tender and succulent meat, a long breeding life, low mortality and high milk production.
Delram Cattle Company, a Drakensberger stud and commercial breeding farm in Ficksburg, with about 75% of the herd registered with Drakensberger SA Breeding Society and is one of the larger Drankensberger breeders in South Africa.
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