History is being made. The first full blood Tuli cattle are arriving directly from Zimbabwe in the United States from Canada.
A syndication, formed by Carroll Shelby of Pittsburgh, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada, is responsible for this shipment that originated in Africa, where Tuli cattle were developed.
Scott McKay, Calberta Farms, traveled to Zimbabwe to pick through the top Tuli genetics in the world. The matings were chosen and the resulting embryos were shipped to Canada, where they were placed in recipient cows.
After the recips calved, the cattle were picked through again and the top five full blood yearling heifers and one full blood bull were chosen as the best and purchased from Calberta Farms and Northern Vision Co., both of Alberta, Canada. These cattle are now making their home in Texas.
Even though the Tuli breed is fairly new to the U.S., extensive research has been conducted in the last five years, mainly at the universities across the South and at the USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska. In all tests, Tuli cattle have proven their carcass merit, performing as well or better than most domestic breeds.
“Cobra” – a Tuli Bull
The Tuli is a moderately framed, pure Africa Sanga Breed, which, in its neat, moderate frame, incorporates high fertility, hardiness, adaptability and excellent beef qualities. The name Tuli stems from the Ndebele word, “uthuli,” meaning dust, and vividly conjures up pictures of the arid environment the Tuli stems from.
We have 2 year old Bulls for sale. These bulls will be tested and will carry a warranty. We also have semen available from Cobra.