Presently, there are approximately 600 heads of cattle in the ranch. They are either purebred Tabapuan (Tabapuã) or Brown-Swiss, or a mix of the two. All the bulls however, are purebreds of either the Tabapuan or the Swiss breed. There is also a small herd of purebred Tabapuan cattle in the ranch which are kept viable through artificial insemination, thanks to the contribution of the best qualified Tabapuan bulls in existence.
Additionally, a small herd of milk cows keeps the ranch adequately supplied with it's own local needs. The improvement of these animals is made possible through artificial insemination, thanks to the contribution of Swiss bulls.
Note that the São Pedro Ranch was pioneer in the Parnaiba Valley's milk industry, introducing regular and systematic vaccination against "Aftosa Fever" in the 1930's, forty years and well before this measure was turned into law.
This vaccination never had been since and never will be interrupted
Our breeding satisfies all the demands of raising the breed in conditions
"conforming with its natural habitat"
(pasture without complementary fodder, excepted farm produced corn and ensilage).
Some of the purebred bulls
used for artificial insemination
Q_Kapi da DB
Sibelino de Tabapuã
Ateneu de Taba
Some of the Ranch's own
purebred Tabapuan bulls (natural breeding)
Tabelião TE de Nilo
Baboc de Paraibuna
and of their products
Brasa da Prata
.... more calves
... and cows
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