Utah State University Extension
Crossbreeding is a tool that cattle producers have used for decades. Hybrid vigor is one of the products of crossing breeding. One way to maximize hybrid vigor is by introducing Bos indicus genetics in a herd. Santa Gertrudis cattle are a great option for introducing Bos indicus genetics.
Briggs, R. K., & Garcia, M. D. (2023). Implementing Bos indicus-influenced cattle in Utah for hybrid vigor [Fact sheet]. Utah State University Extension.