Derived from the N’Dama a native Bos Taurus of Senegal North West Africa and the British breed Red Poll, Senepol was the product of this composite joining in the 1900s on the island of St Croix in the Caribbean.
The result was a beast that displayed the characteristics of the N’Dama, with the ability to thrive on poor forage, with exceptional heat tolerance, tick and insect resistance and the slick coat gene of Bos Taurus cattle, the Red Poll added traits such as high fertility, a quiet nature and maternal and milking abilities.
A pure breed for over 100 years, though only starting to show their intrinsic worth here in Australia, Senepol have already made a name for themselves as an animal whose carcase quality and adaptability are ideally suited to use on Bos Indicus, Euro infused, or British cows and have proved to perform across Australia.
This information was cause enough for Cobrabald to incorporate Senepol into its breeding program where they presented us with excellent advantages with calving ease, being naturally polled and the cross-breeding value and production flexibility from paddock to plate. They are now a staple here at Cobrabald Genetics and each year a draft of AI and ET calves are presented for sale at various localities throughout New South Wales and Queensland.