Gwadiba Is a deep dark red bull,a magnificent individual,thick boned with tremendous length and meat. He is the full package. A genetic powerhouse,he is throwing excellent calves.He has excellent masculine and masculinity. He was imported and bred by one of the most serious Boran breeders in South Africa at Fontein Boran by Francois Smith. He was sired by Gladiator (B04/049)
The Boran breed developed after the introduction of Bos Indicus cattle to Africa after the Arab invasion of East Africa in about 700 AD. The breed gets its name from the Borana plateau in Southern Ethiopia, a region with harsh high altitude climatic conditions and frequent drought. Its composition is 24% European Bos Taurus, 65% Bos Indicus and 12% Africa Bos Taurus. Boran are humped medium-framed animals with sound muscling and large capacity for size. They are beefier than other indigenous breeds like the Nguni and Afrikaner and are able to store energy in the form of fat, which stands them in good stead during droughts and other challenging climatic conditions.
Borans are generally more docile and tractable than other Zebu cattle. Large numbers of Boran bulls kept in one herd cause little trouble. Females are easy to handle, although cows with newborn calves can be naturally aggressive when protecting their offspring. Boran cows live long and productive lives and remain sound-mouthed for fifteen years or more. The practical effect of this trait is a low replacement rate of the breeding herd. Bulls are active and fertile until well over ten years of age.